- Romelu Lukaku has beaten Cristiano Ronaldo’s Serie A goals record
- The Inter star's brace against Napoli saw him increase his Serie A tally to 14
- Lukaku's 14 goals indicated he has a better debut season stats than Juve star Ronaldo
Inter Milan star, Romelu Lukaku, has beaten Cristiano Ronaldo to huge recognition by breaking the Portuguese's Serie A goals record following his brace against Napoli.
The Belgian star was a big threat to Gennaro Gattuso's side on Monday night, January 6, as he grabbed two beautiful goals to send Inter atop the Serie A log on goal difference.
The fantastic brace saw him increase his goal tally to 14 this season in 1525 minute played on his debut season under former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.
Lukaku, who is Serie A second top scorer, interestingly surpassed Ronaldo's debut season goal-scoring achievement in 18 appearances
The Portuguese scored just 12 goals in the same amount of time last term for the Old Lady, admitting Italian league is the hardest.
But on statistics, the Belgian forward's 14 goals suggested he has a better debut year than Ronaldo, and he is on the way to replicate his 25 league goals during the 2016/17 campaign with Everton.
The feat made Inter boss Conte slam Lukaku's critics who earlier wrote him off and tagged him expensive flop.
“I heard people say Lukaku was a donkey. I heard all sorts not even that long ago. It’s easy to speak highly of Lukaku now, but if we look back to a few weeks ago.
“I always said Romelu was a rough diamond that needed work to smooth him out," Conte said.
Lukaku joined Inter Milan from Manchester United last summer in a deal worth £73million.
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported that Cristiano Ronaldo unleashed his incredible prodigy and shut down his critics with a brilliant hat-trick to hand Juventus a vital 4-0 win over tough Cagliari on Monday afternoon, January 6.
The Portuguese, who will be 35 next month, again proved age is just a number when he hit the net three times in Turin during the tough Serie A encounter.
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