Inter Milan 3-1 Lazio: Romelu Lukaku scores brace

Inter Milan 3-1 Lazio: Romelu Lukaku scores brace to reach 300 career goals and Lautaro Martinez is also on target as Antonio Conte’s side go top of Serie A

  • Romelu Lukaku scored a brace as Inter Milan went top with a 3-1 win v Lazio 
  • Lautaro Martinez was also on target as Inter took all three points at the San Siro 
  • Gonzalo Escalante was on the scoresheet for Lazio but Inter managed to prevail 

Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku scored twice and set up another goal as they beat visitors Lazio 3-1 on Sunday to move a point above AC Milan at the top of the Serie A standings. 

Lukaku opened the scoring with a penalty in the 22nd minute, before the Belgian striker doubled the advantage with his 300th career goal for club and country just before halftime.

Lazio piled on the pressure after the break and got themselves back in the game through a bizarre goal from substitute Gonzalo Escalante in the 61st minute.

Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Inter Milan beat Lazio 3-1 to return to the top of Serie A 

Lukaku, who now has 16 goals in Serie A this campaign, opened the scoring with a penalty

The jubilant Inter Milan players celebrate after Lukaku put them in the lead against Lazio

But Lukaku helped Inter to have the final say three minutes later when he raced clear on the counter before setting up Argentine strike partner Lautaro Martinez to complete the win.

The result moves Inter above Milan onto 50 points from 22 games before the top two meet in next Sunday’s mouthwatering derby clash at San Siro.

Lazio’s first defeat in eight league games leaves them seventh on 40 points.

Lukaku added a second goal for Inter just before half time as his team took control of the game

Lautaro Martinez made it 3-1 to Inter Milan as he found the net in the 64th minute of the game

Martinez, who was set up by the impressive Lukaku, celebrates his goal with Achraf Hakimi


Inter Milan: Handanovic, Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni, Hakimi, Barella, Brozovic, Eriksen (Gagliardini 72), Perisic, Lukaku, Martinez (Sanchez 78)

Subs: Radu, Vecino, Kolarov, Darmian, Ranocchia, Padelli, Young, Sensi, D’Ambrosio, Pinamonti 

Goals: Lukaku 22 (pen), 45, Martinez 64

Booked: Lukaku, Hakimi 

Lazio: Reina, Patric, Hoedt (Parolo 46), Acerbi, Lazzari, Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas (Escalante 46), Alberto (Pereira 78), Marusic, Immobile (Muriqi 70), Correa (Caicedo 70)

Subs: Musacchio, Fares, Akpro, Cataldi, Lulic, Alia, Furlanetto

Goal: Escalante 61 

Booked: Hoedt 

Gonzalo Escalante scored a free-kick for Lazio but his side still ended up being beaten

Escalante is congratulated by his Lazio team-mates after his goal in the 61st minute 

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