Inter Milan vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Lukaku fires Inter to Europa League final

Inter Milan vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Lukaku fires Inter to Europa League final

- Inter Milan vs Shakhtar Donetsk's Europa League clash ended in favour of the Serie A side

- A brace each from Martinez and Lukaku ensured the Italian League giants reached the final of the competition

- They will now face Sevilla in the final of the championship

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Inter Milan advanced to the Europa League final following their 5-0 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk at the Merkur Spiel-Arena on Monday, August 16.

Coach Antonio Conte's men were unstoppable in both halves of the meeting after edging closer to their first title since 2010.

Both Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku scored a brace each and Danilo D'Ambrosio recorded his name on the scores sheet just once.

The Argentine star who is wanted by Barcelona, Martinez, opened scoring for the Serie A giants in the 19th minute of the encounter - the only goal that kept them ahead all through the opening half.

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D'Ambrosio doubled their lead in the 64th minute and his goal seemed to open more ways for his teammates to exploit.

Inter Milan vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Lukaku fires Inter to Europa League final
Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte excited with his players after an impressive performance in Europa League clash. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Martinez completed his brace in the 74th minute and two quick goals from Lukaku in the 78th and 84th minutes of the meeting sealed the win for Inter.

They did not only score a high number of goals, they also ensured they kept a clean sheet all through the meeting - a stat that might be worrying for Sevilla in the final.

The Serie A outfit also recorded the biggest win in a single Europa League/UEFA Cup semi-final game, while Shakhtar suffered their biggest defeat in Europe since a 6-0 loss to Manchester City in the Champions League in November 2018.

Also, Lukaku and Martinez maintained their goal-scoring dominance after becoming the first Inter pair to score over 20 goals each in a single season since Adriano and Obafemi Martins in the 2004-05 campaign.

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