At the foot of the wall, Inter could count on a huge Romelu Lukaku to win against Borussia Mönchengladbach (2-3, 5th day of the Champions League) and thus preserve his chances of qualifying for the 8th.
Borussia Mönchengladbach definitely inspires Romelu Lukaku (25). Author of a double in the first leg at San Siro (2-2, first day of the Champions League), the Belgian did it again this Tuesday on his return. This time, his two goals allow Inter to return from Germany with the three points of victory and, above all, to maintain chances of qualifying for the round of 16.
So, inevitably, the Red Devil is on the front page everywhere in Italy. His performance dazzled sports dailies, especially The Gazzetta dello Sport, who gave him an 8/10, the best score of the meeting, and the following comment: “A continuous show, an ocean of quality”. Just that ! The Corriere dello Sport also enjoyed the Big Rom demonstration.
“Lukaku the magnificent”, drop the newspaper in one. The transalpine publication also gives him an 8/10, always the best score in the game, and notably underlines his power on his first goal: “A tank goal”. Compared to a tank, the former Manchester United resident did not catch fire and preferred to play it collectively at the end of the match.
“As I’ve always said, I’m just a 25-year-old guy, others here have more experience than me, they make me grow a lot and I have to thank them for these great European matches”, he said. Still, with 11 goals in 12 appearances (16 goals if we count the selection of Belgium) since the start of the season, Romelu Lukaku proves that he is the X factor of this Inter version Antonio Conte, well decided to count in Europe and Serie A.