Lukaku push Inter closer to Scudetto as former United players on target
Inter Romelu Lukaku netted after 33 seconds and set up Matteo Darmian before Alexis Sanchez seal Inter Milan’s 3-0 Victory.
Amazingly, all 3 goals came from former United players, with Lukaku involved in 2 of the 3 goals. The victory keeps Inter Serie A title push on track ahead of city rivals AC Milan.
On the other hand, second-placed Milan got back to winning ways after two consecutive league losses to keep up the pace.
Former United striker Lukaku scored with the first chance and set up on Matteo Darmian in the 69th minute. Alexis Sanchez, off the bench, added a third with 13 minutes to go to seal a 3-0 victory.
“We’re first in the standings and it’s a good feeling,” Lukaku said.
Antonio Conte registered duplicate results like last weekend’s 3-0 derby win over Milan to notch a fifth win in a row.
“We’re happy because our hard work is paying off. It had already paid off last year, but the team is maturing a lot,” happy Conte said.
“We know that there are 14 games left. Let’s keep our antennas up until the end if we want to do something good,” Conte added.
Inter are pushing to end Juventus’s dominance in the league, sets on a course to deny the Old Lady a 10th consecutive title.
The on-form 27-year-old Lukaku has scored six goals in the last five games to tally 18 goals in Serie A. he is just one goal behind Christiano Ronaldo, 19, who is Serie A top scorer.
“I’m in a good moment of my career but the important thing is that Inter wins,” the Belgian said.
“These matches are opportunities for us to give signals to others, but the championship is long. We must not give up, last year we lost in these matches, this year we’re growing,” he added.
Lukaku has found his foot and be a ‘Giant’ striker since joining inter and has pushed Inter forward. Lukaku along with Darmian, and Sanchez all scored in inter 3-0 victory over Genoa. All played for united before joining Inter.