‘Pot-trick’ Belgium’s Lukaku is different…breaks Euro qualifying goalscoring record

Romelu Lukaku (AS Roma) is different in the Belgium national team colors.

Lukaku scored four goals against Azerbaijan in their Euro 2023-2024 qualifying Group F eighth-round home match on Tuesday (July 20) at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, Belgium. Belgium, who had already booked their ticket to the knockout stages, won 5-0 and drew 6-2.

Lukaku moved to Manchester United after scoring 25 goals for Everton in the 2016-2017 season. However, he failed to fit in at United, and after a move to Inter Milan, he found his wings again. He returned to the Premier League with Chelsea, but again struggled. He then left Inter Milan and is currently playing for AS Roma. He became an icon of ‘betrayal’ after a series of poor performances and transfers.

However, the Belgian international is still scary.

Lukaku scored four goals in 37 minutes against Azerbaijan. His first goal came in the 17th minute, followed by consecutive goals in the 25th, 30th, and 37th minutes.

Goals 11-14 in Euro 2024 qualifying. Lukaku became the leading scorer in Euro 2024 qualifying, surpassing Cristiano Ronaldo (Alnasr, Portugal) with 10 goals. This is the most goals in a Euro qualifier in history. The previous record was held by David Healy (Northern Ireland) and Robert Lewandowski (FC Barcelona, Poland), who scored 13 goals in Euro 2008 and Euro 2016 qualifying. 토토사이트

Lukaku has 83 career A-match goals. In Europe, only Ronaldo (127) and Ferenc Puszkasi (Hungary) (84) have scored more goals in A matches than Lukaku.

Lukaku told local outlet RTBF: “It’s a special experience. Today is also my son’s birthday. I’m happy,” he said, adding, “It’s really important that we didn’t lose. We try to give the young players confidence. They have the mental strength. We can go far.”

Belgium, meanwhile, took advantage of an Azerbaijani sending-off in the 24th minute. Lukaku scored four goals before Leandro Trosar (Arsenal) added a 45th-minute winner to complete a 5-0 victory.






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