Romelu Lukaku keeps Inter Milan closer to AC Milan with 2 goals

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Romelu Lukaku has continued to push Inter Milan in this season’s Italian Serie A title race. The 27-year-old Belgian center-forward scored two goals in Inter’s 4-0 win over Benevento on Saturday to keep the club closer to the league table toppers.

AC Milan currently leads the Italian Serie A table with 46 points in 20 games. So far in the 2020-2021 Serie A title race, AC Milan have recorded 14 victories, 4 draws, and 2 defeats. They won their last league game which was against Bologna 2-1 on Saturday, January 30.

While their closest rivals, Inter Milan are sitting on the second spot with 44 points in 20 games. They have recorded 13 wins, 5 draws, and 2 defeats so far this season.

In almost all the victories Inter Milan recorded this season, Romelu Lukaku played a vital role in ensuring that the club remains a major contender for the league title.

In the 49 league goals that Inter have recorded so far this season, Lukaku who joined the club from Manchester United on August 8, 2019, for a transfer fee worth €74million, scored 14 of the goals and provided three assists in 19 league matches.

Romelu Lukaku keeps Inter Milan closer to AC Milan with 2 goals
Inter Milan’s players celebrate their Saturday’s victory.

The Belgium international scored his 13th goal of the season against Benevento on Saturday in the 67th minute. While his 14th goal of the season came against Benevento in the 78th minute of the Saturday Serie A fixture.

As it stands, Romelu Lukaku is one goal shy of being the highest goalscorer of the Serie A. Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus is currently enjoying the lead with 15 goals and three assists. While Lazio striker Ciro ImmobileI is occupying the third spot with 13 goals.

Lukaku’s goalscoring prowess so far this season has earned him 150 league goals in all the clubs he has played for in Europe’s top 5 leagues. The 27-year-old striker scored those goals while playing for West Brom, Manchester United, Everton, and now Inter Milan.

According to a data collection outfit, Opta, Romelu Lukaku scored his 150 league goals in just 307 league appearances.

The next match for the Belgium international is Coppa Italia semi-final first leg match against Juventus. The match is scheduled to take place on February 2, at 20:45. After that, Lukaku will lead Inter Milan to play a league match against Fiorentina on February 5, at 20:45.