Lukaku nets 4 goals to inspire Belgium in their win against Azerbaijan
Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku had a great outing last night as he netted four first-half goals as the hosts defeated Azerbaijan 5-0 at Stade Roi Baudouin stadium in the Belgian capital Brussels. Lukaku's goals came in the 17th, 26th, 30th and 37th minutes of the first half.
The former Manchester United and Chelsea striker who currently plays for Italian Club AS Roma broke another record with the 4 goals he scored. The Belgian now holds the most goals scored in the in a single EURO qualifying campaign (14).
Fourteen goals is a record for a European Championship qualifying campaign having beaten beating the benchmark of 13 that was set by Northern Ireland's David Healy in 2008 and later equalled by Poland's Robert Lewandowski in 2016.
Lukaku's 14 qualifying goals have put him far clear of his challengers Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo (10) and French International Kylian Mbappe (9).
Lukaku has now scored 83 goals in 113 Belgium games, making the 30-year-old the seventh-highest scorer in men's international football history, behind Ferenc Puskas, Mokhtar Dahari, Sunil Chhetri, Lionel Messi, Ali Daei and Cristiano Ronaldo who are 6th, 5th, 5th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st respectively.
Manchester City's new starlet Jeremy Doku registered two assists on the night, the first being Lukaku's first goal and the second being Leandro Trossard's which was the 5th goal of the Red Devils. Safe to say it was a good in office for the English Premeir League players.
The Red Devils had already booked their place in Euro 2024 and overtook Austria to finish top of Group F with this victory. They mantain a 100% unbeaten record since the signature of Domenico Tedesco as Head Coach in February.
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