Romelu Lukaku equals Cristiano Ronaldo's record after his latest brace

Romelu Lukaku equals Cristiano Ronaldo's record after his latest brace

- Romelu Lukaku scored two crucial goal for Manchester United in their 3-1 win over PSG

- The two goals alongside Marcus Rashford's late spot kick helped the Red Devils cruise to Champions League quarterfinals stage

- The Belgian's brace saw his equal Cristiano Ronaldo's six goals in three consecutive matches

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Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku equaled Cristiano Ronaldo's goal record after netting twice in his side's 3-1 win over Paris Saint Germain at the Parc Des Princes.

The Belgian forward inspired the Red Devils to dramatic come back after suffering 2-0 defeat in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 stage last month.

With Marcus Rashford's late minute spot kick, the Premier League side progressed to the quarterfinal stage of the competition on away goal rule despite playing 3-3 on aggregate.

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Lukaku's impressive form has seen him score brace in three consecutive meetings for his side - to become the first player to achieve same feat after Ronaldo set 13 years ago.

The Juventus striker while at United began his run with a double against Aston Villa on December 23, 2016.

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And three days later, he scored another two goals against Wigan Athletic, and wrapped up the year with his third consecutive brace vs Reading on 30 December.

His run of form dried up when the Red Devils were held to a 2-2 draw by Newcastle United afterwards.

However, Lukaku can set a new record when he stares against Arsenal in their EPL encounter - with an extra spring in his step as he looks to outdo the five-time Ballon d’Or hitman.

Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Premier League giants, Manchester United, have sealed a spot in the quarter finals of the Champions League.

The Red Devils defeated PSG 3-1 at Parc de Princes on Wednesday night, March 6, in the second leg of the last 16 to qualify on a 3-3 aggregate.

A brace from Romelu Lukaku and one from Marcus Rashford handed the Premier League side the needed victory away from home.

Source: Briefly.co.za

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