Romelu Lukaku Becomes First Player to Score Ten Goals in Ten Europa League games
It was a night to remember for the Italians as they thrashed Ukrainian side 5-0 yesterday courtesy of Romelu Lukaku, Danilo D’Ambrosio, and Argentine Martinez. Martinez opened the scoring in the first 19th minute of the game, he headed in the goal from Nicolo Barella’s cross after the midfielder had been gifted possession from a dire attempted clearance by Shakhtar goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov.
Danilo D’Ambrosio gave the second from Marcelo Brozovic’s corner Martinez scored his second to make the scores 3-0. Former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku was not left out as he registered his own goal to raise the scores to 4-0 minutes later the former Chelsea striker scored his brace as the game ended 5-0 in favour of the Italians.
Former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has now scored in 10 straight Europa League games and has 33 goals for this season. Inter Milan missed out in the Serie A title by a single point to Juventus, Inter now has the chance to claim the first trophy since 2011 when they face Julen Lopetegui’s Sevilla on Friday.
Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been able to rejuvenate the Italian team he introduced discarded Manchester United trio Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Ashley Young and ex-Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen also on-loan Chelsea Nigeria wing-back Victor Moses he was able to reform the team with those players and now they are Europa League contenders.
According to the manager, he said: “We played a very good game and I’m very happy for my players. They worked very hard every day so to have this answer from my players is fantastic. For me, it is a great satisfaction. “I know very well it’s difficult to forget. Inter Milan was a fantastic team. Now, after 10 years, we have the possibility to lift a trophy. This is a great satisfaction for me and the players.
“We want to give that to the fans. We have to play against a strong team. Sevilla know this competition very well. We have a lot of players who are playing for the first time in this competition. But we have enthusiasm, we have strength and we want to give satisfaction to our fans.”