Inter Milan 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen: Romelu Lukaku scores again and breaks two records

Romelu Lukaku was outstanding for Inter Milan vs Bayer Leverkusen

Romelu Lukaku has silenced every single one of his critics during his debut season with Inter Milan.

Prior to his move to Italy, the Belgian striker was a figure of ridicule after a mixed two-year spell with Manchester United.

Initially, Lukaku scored goals for fun under Jose Mourinho, but the going soon got tough and once Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was named manager, the 27-year-old's days were numbered.

But ever since leaving the north of England, the Belgian has re-established himself as one of the world's best strikers.

Last night in the Europa League quarter-final against Bayer Leverkusen, Lukaku was simply unplayable, bullying the German side's defence into submission.

Lukaku vs Leverkusen

His goal from last night (which you can view below) was an awesome display of power and it also saw the former United striker break two records.

He's the first player to score in nine consecutive Europa League games and is also the first Inter Milan player to score in six consecutive European games.

Even greats like Ronaldo Nazario, Diego Milito and Samuel Eto'o failed to score at such a consistent rate in continental competitions.

So it begs the question; were United wrong to sell Lukaku?

It's hard - nearly impossible in fact - to say 'no'. While the Red Devils' attack is thriving with Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood, the Belgian had so much to offer to Solskjaer's side.

Solskjaer with Man Utd

Lukaku has now scored 31 goals in all competitions in 2019/20, more than any player in the Premier League.

He's also saved some of his goals for the big games.

Lukaku has found the back of the net against AC Milan (x2), Napoli (x2) and Roma in Serie A this season.

In the Champions League, the Belgian scored against Barcelona and contributed to all three goals (1G, 2A) in Inter's 3-1 win away at Slavia Prague.

But it's in the Europa League where Lukaku has really come into his own.

Lukaku in action

In his four games in the competition in 2019/20, he's scored four goals and notched one assist - not bad, eh?

With stats like that, you simply cannot say that United wouldn't have benefited from the Belgian's presence in their squad.

Throughout the season, Solskjaer's side have lacked a striker capable of offering something different, a physical presence to hold up the ball when the going gets tough.

Lukaku's numbers and performances this season have simply been too good to say that the Red Devils were right to sell him.

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