Romelu Lukaku was at his devastating finest as Inter Milan put 5 previous Shakhtar Donetsk to steamroll into the Europa League remaining on Monday night.
The Belgian, who joined the Nerazzurri from Manchester United in a £72million deal final summer time, confirmed the Purple Devils what they have been lacking as he hit his tenth and eleventh targets in ten consecutive Europa League matches within the one-off semi-final in Dusseldorf.
It’s a file stretching all the way in which again to his time at Everton, eclipsing Alan Shearer’s feat of scoring in eight straight UEFA Cup matches.
Since swapping Previous Trafford for the San Siro again in 2019, the Belgian has been setting the file straight about how good he can actually be.
His final season with the Purple Devils noticed him frozen out below Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following a 12-game objective drought below earlier boss Jose Mourinho.
However the 27-year-old is shining for Inter and his longest spell with out a objective has been a mere three video games.
He has additionally netted braces on six events in Serie A, which noticed Inter end simply one-point behind Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus.
His double towards Shakhtar has now put him on 33 strikes in 49 appearances in all competitions this season.
Lautaro Martinez, who has shaped a deadly duo up entrance with Lukaku this season, additionally discovered the online twice within the drubbing of the Ukrainian facet to place his season tally to 19 targets in 47 matches.
Earlier than the Belgian accomplished the rout, the Argentine striker obtained issues began with a improbable header and an exquisite curling effort both facet of Danilo D’Ambrosio’s objective.