Lukaku fires Inter to Europa League final with stunning performance

Lukaku fires Inter to Europa League final with stunning performance

- Inter Milan vs Shakhtar Donetsk's Europa League clash ended in favour of the Serie A side

- A brace each from Martinez and Lukaku ensured the Italian League giants reach the final of the competition

- They will now face Sevilla in the final of the championship

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Inter Milan advanced to Europa League final following their 5-0 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk at the Merkur Spiel-Arena on Monday, August 16.

Coach Antonio Conte's men were unstoppable in both halves of the meeting after edging closer to their first title since 2010.

Briefly.co.za learned that both Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku scored a brace each and Danilo D'Ambrosio recording his name on the scores sheet just once.

The Argentine star who is wanted by Barcelona Martinez opened the scoring for the Serie A giants in the 19th minute of the encounter - the only goal that kept them ahead all through the opening half.

D'Ambrosio doubled their lead in the 64th minute and his goal seems to open more ways for his teammates to exploit.

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Inter Milan vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Lukaku fires Inter to Europa League final

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Martinez completed his brace in the 74th minute and two quick goals from Lukaku in the 78th and 84th minutes of the meeting sealed the win for Inter.

They did not only scored a high number of goals, but they also ensured they kept a clean sheet all through the meeting - a stat that might be worrying for Sevilla in the final.

The Serie A outfit also recorded the biggest win in a single Europa League/UEFA Cup semi-final game, while Shakhtar suffered their biggest defeat in Europe since a 6-0 loss to Manchester City in the Champions League in November 2018.

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Also, Lukaku and Martinez maintained their goals scoring dominance after becoming the first Inter pair to score over 20 goals each in a single season since Adriano and Obafemi Martins in 2004-05 campaign.

Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo has been reportedly offered to Spanish side Barcelona this summer in what could be the biggest transfer ever in football history.

This is according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague who reported that the former Real Madrid star may be making a return to the Spanish La Liga.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been playing for Juventus for the past two seasons in which the Portuguese have won the Serie A title two times.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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