Inter thrash Shakhtar to reach Europa League final
Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez both scored twice as Inter Milan thrashed Shakhtar Donetsk in Dusseldorf to set up a Europa League final showdown with Sevilla.
Martinez struck his first in the 19th minute, heading in from Nicolo Barella’s cross after the midfielder had been gifted possession from a dire attempted clearance by Shakhtar goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov.
Danilo D’Ambrosio rose highest in the area to head home Marcelo Brozovic’s corner just after the hour before Martinez side-footed in his second to seal the win and Lukaku came to the party with two neat finishes of his own.
Lautaro Martinez's #UEL game by numbers for Inter vs. Shakhtar:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 17, 2020
100% shot accuracy
4 take-ons completed
4 shots on target
2 tackles won
2 chances created
Blossoming alongside Lukaku. 🌸 pic.twitter.com/6OstSgTrDG
Former Manchester United striker Lukaku has now scored in 10 straight Europa League games and has 33 goals for the season.
Shakhtar’s only real chance was admittedly a very good one, but Junior Moraes headed straight at Samir Handanovic from just a few yards out for what would have been an equaliser.
Having missed out on the Serie A title by a single point, Inter now have the chance to claim a first trophy since 2011 when they face Julen Lopetegui’s Sevilla on Friday.