The Belgian striker has been on gorgeous form in his first season in Serie A and scored 23 goals in the league, which is his 2d pleasant league return ever and there’s nonetheless one recreation to go.
On Tuesday night time he left the intention scoring to two of his teammates and rather turned playmaker with a lovely curling through ball to take out two midfielders and set up Nicolo Barella, who unfortunately couldn’t finish.
Fortunately the lack of a purpose from Lukaku’s pass didn’t depend as Antonio Conte’s side had already built an necessary 2-0 lead against Napoli.
Defender Danilo D’Ambrosio scored the opening purpose after 11 minutes earlier than Lukaku’s strike partner, and Barcelona switch target, Lautaro Martinez made it two in the 74th minute.
The Argentina ahead powered previous one defender and ran closer to goal, none of the Napoli defenders tried to close him down so with lots of room he smashed the ball domestic from 30 yards out.
It was a big win for the Nerazzurri on Tuesday night. Having started out the season off as Juventus’ most important challengers for the title, before fading badly, they are now on direction to finish the season second.
They had been overtaken by Lazio and then Atalanta but the win over Napoli pushed them back into second with just one sport left.
On Saturday they face Atalanta in what should be a digital play-off to determine the runners up spot. Lazio should nonetheless end 2nd with wins over Brescia and Napoli this week, if Inter and Atalanta draw.
Lukaku has without a doubt proved many of his doubters incorrect after his reported €80 million cross from Manchester United last summer.