Striker Romelu Lukaku (30, Inter Milan), who is considered one of the greatest scammers in European football, will step on the stage of the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) final stage of the’War of the Stars’. He personally assisted the winning goal in the second leg and contributed to the team’s victory.
Lukaku appeared as a substitute against AC Milan in the 2022-23 UCL semifinal second leg held at San Siro in Milan, Italy on the 17th (카지노사이트Korean time) and helped Lautaro Martinez’s winning goal in the 29th minute of the second half. After receiving a pass from Martinez in the penalty box, he failed to shoot directly in front of the thick defenders and passed the ball back, which Martinez kicked with his left foot to record an assist.
With Martinez and Lukaku’s joint goal at the forefront, Inter Milan defeated AC Milan 1-0. Inter Milan, who also won 2-0 in the first leg, won the first and second leg 3-0 on aggregate, advancing to the final after 13 years. Lukaku will also step on the stage of the UCL final as a member of Inter Milan. This is the first time Lukaku has played in the UCL finals.
Lukaku is one of the best strikers in European football. Chelsea, in particular, have suffered the most recently. In August 2021, he was embraced through a transfer fee of 113 million euros (approximately 164.7 billion won, based on Transfer Markt), but he was re-leased to Inter Milan, his home team, after just one season. Despite being the 11th-highest transfer fee ever by Transfermarkt, he only scored 8 goals in 26 league games for Chelsea.
Even when he transferred to Manchester United for 84.7 million euros (approximately 123.5 billion won) after scoring 25 league goals at Everton earlier, he could not show an activity worthy of the transfer fee. He scored only 16 league goals in his first season with Manchester United and 12 goals in his second season. His association with Manchester United lasted only two seasons. In the meantime, the total amount of transfer fees incurred for Lukaku’s transfer has reached 333.6 million euros (approximately 486.2 billion won). This is the background of the stigma of being the greatest scammer ever.
Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku (below) celebrates after assisting Lautaro Martinez’s opening goal during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg against AC Milan on the 17th. Photo = Getty Images
Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku (right) celebrates after assisting Lautaro Martinez’s opening goal during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg against AC Milan on the 17th. Photo = Getty Images
This season, playing for Inter Milan on loan, he scored 8 goals and 5 assists in 22 Serie A games, and scored 3 goals and 1 assist in UCL. In the UCL, he previously scored a goal against Victoria Plzen in the group stage, and scored one goal each in the round of 16 against FC Porto and against Benfica in the quarterfinals. In particular, against Porto, he scored the winning goal that led to a 1-0 victory in the first and second games.
Meanwhile, Inter Milan, who won that day, will play the long-awaited final against the winning team of Manchester City-Real Madrid on June 11 in Turkiye. Inter Milan will challenge for a fourth title in their career.