Romelu Lukaku has matched a Serie A goalscoring record set by Ronaldo


Romelu Lukaku can’t stop scoring for Inter Milan and Belgium.

The former Manchester United striker notched a late brace as Antonio Conte’s side came from behind to beat Bologna 2-1 at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara.

The hosts’ lead was intact for all of 15 minutes before Lukaku drew Inter level with a close-range finish on the rebound with a quarter of an hour remaining.

The 26-year-old snatched all three points for the Nerazzuri through a stoppage-time penalty won by his tricky strike partner Lautaro Martinez.

The result kept them within one point of leaders Juventus while preserving their flawless away record in Serie A this season.

Lukaku has been instrumental for Inter since completing his £74 million transfer from Old Trafford in the summer, scoring nine goals in his first 11 league appearances.

In fact, that return is equal to that of Brazilian legend Ronaldo at the same point of his Inter career.

El Fenomeno did so in the 1997-98 season, when he netted 34 goals in all competitions at the San Siro,

Lukaku, however, will need to find a bit more consistency if he’s to match those numbers.


The Belgium international opened his account against Lecce on day one of the current season and followed it up with a goal versus Cagliari next time out.

Lukaku then failed to find the net at home to Udinese and on his Champions League debut for Inter against Slavia Prague.

He did return to scoresheet away at AC Milan, though it marked his only goal in six matches September 14 and October 6.

A brace during Belgium’s 9-0 win over San Marino in a Euro 2020 qualifier seemed to restore Lukaku’s confidence, and he returned to club duty with another two-goal performance versus Sassuolo.

Despite firing another blank in the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund, he’s since scored four his last three Series A appearances.

It’s not a perfect start, but it’s more than good enough for Lukaku to look back on his decision to leave United with some satisfaction.

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