The Serie A title race was back tonight as Inter Milan visited relegated-threatened Genoa at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium. Romelu Lukaku's brace earned Inter Milan 3 vital points to keep the heat and pace on Juventus.
The Belgium all-time scorer did what he knows best, with a show of striking prowess, aerial ability, and pace to win Inter Milan all three points against Genoa.
With 34 minutes on the clock, Cristiano Biraghi sent in a cross, Lukaku beat his marker to head the ball into the net, what a poacher skill from the 27-year old striker. That ended the actions in the first half.
In the second half, the early stages could not give a goal but in the 83rd minute, Victor Moses dribbled down the right flank sent in a cross, Sanchez blasted it into the roof of the net to make it 2-0.
The 3rd goal for the night was from Lukaku to make it 3-0 in an incisive counter-attack the Belgium striker went solo with a step over dribble, he rounded it up in style. He went for placement, not power. See tables
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Inter Milan is in close contention to catch up to sloppy Juventus and any more slip-up from the Old Lady could see them dethroned.
The 3rd strike of the night takes Lukaku's goal to 23, with the former Everton player in 3rd place behind Ronaldo and Immobile on the goal-scoring chart. Romelu Lukaku, who has scored 23 goals this season, he has passed Diego Milito and Amedeo, both on 22 goals to become the third-highest goal tally in a debut Serie A season at Inter. Only Stefano Nyers (26) and Ronaldo (25) have done better.
The Belgian striker contributed to three goals in the reverse fixture against Genoa, with two goals and one assist, in his most productive match of the season.