Romelu Lukaku’s strike against AC Milan made him the first player in history to score in five consecutive Milan derbies. The Inter star is now eager to find Andriy Shevchenko’s record of 14 goals in the fiercest Serie A rivalry
- Inter Milan defeated AC Milan 3-0 on Sunday and were four points ahead in Serie A.
- It was a priceless win with Romelu Lukaku scoring the third goal of the game
- Lukaku’s goal for Inter was his fifth in five Milan derbies, a new record
- He’s now chasing Andriy Shevchenko, who scored 14 goals in the Milan derby
Romelu Lukaku became the first player in history to score in five consecutive Milan derbies when he scored Inter’s third goal against his bitter rivals on Sunday.
The 3-0 away win put Inter four points ahead of their bitter rivals at the top of Serie A, but there was also a personal feat for the league’s top shooter.
Lukaku has now scored one goal in all five Milan derbies he has played and has beaten Benito ‘Veleno’ Lorenzi’s 1950 goal record in four consecutive games.
Romelu Lukaku scores Inter Milan’s third goal in the derby against AC on Sunday
Lukaku has now set a new record for Inter in five consecutive Milan derbies
He is also the Serie A top scorer with an impressive 17 goals ahead of Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo as Manchester United continue to regret his decision to sell him.
Lukaku may now have another record in mind as he chases Andriy Shevchenko’s 14 goals in the ‘Derby della Madonnina’.
Although he is currently nine goals away from the former Golden Ball winner, his goal record has shown that overtaking the Ukrainian is by no means impossible.
Lukaku has been proven to be a killer in the penalty area since arriving in Italy, but it could have happened to a different team if the negotiations had gone differently.
Lukaku is now chasing Andriy Shevchenko, who scored 14 goals in the Milan derby
The Belgian is also Serie A’s top scorer as Inter Milan are four points ahead
Two summers ago he was on the verge of signing an exchange deal with Paulo Dybala with Juventus, but talks between the Old Lady and Manchester United failed.
That worked in Inter Milan’s favor, of course, as Antonio Conte’s side are now in control of Serie A as they attempt to take the title away from Juventus.
As it stands, Juve are aiming for a tenth title in a row, and Inter haven’t lifted the Serie A trophy since 2009/10 when they landed over Roma and Juventus were seventh.
This season Juve are in sixth place under Andrea Pirlo but they can move up to third if they beat Crotone tonight.
Benito Lorenzi (right, played for Italy in 1954) previously held Lukaku’s record