Romelu Lukaku, scored two goals in his team’s 4-2 victory over Sassuolo, on Saturday in Serie A. This victory moved Inter Milan up to third place with three games left to play in the season.
After an hour of play, the home team had a three-goal lead thanks to goals from Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez, and Sassuolo defender Ruan Tressoldi’s own goal. However, the away team responded with two goals to keep Inter on their toes, and Lukaku scored the game-winning goal with one minute remaining in the match.
Inter have strengthened their position in the top four by moving up to 66 points, which puts them one point ahead of Lazio in fourth place and five points ahead of their neighbors AC Milan, who are still in fifth place despite suffering a shocking loss of 2-0 away at Spezia on Saturday.
In the first few minutes of the match, both teams had a goal disallowed because of an offside call, and Lukaku missed the goal with a shot that went just wide of the post before finding some space and rifling a shot from a distance into the back of the net to give Inter the lead.
Sassuolo got off to a poor start in the second half when Tressoldi scored an own goal for Inter while he was attempting to intercept Raoul Bellanova’s cross. This doubled home lead. After another three minutes, Martinez scored from a long distance with a shot that was assisted by an unfortunate Tressoldi deflection. The score was now 3-0.
Matheus Henrique and Davide Frattesi scored for Sassuolo to bring them within one goal of the lead, which made for a tense finish for the home team.
With one minute remaining, Lukaku scored from close range to seal the victory for the home team. 30-year-old Lukaku, who is currently enjoying his birthday, has scored five goals and dished out three assists in his team’s last four league contests, helping to contribute to eight goals overall.
On Tuesday, The Nerazzurri will play Milan in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final before traveling to Napoli to take on the defending champions. The Nerazzurri are currently riding the longest winning streak of the season, which now stands at seven games across all competitions.