Romelu Lukaku scored in a record nine consecutive Europa League game as Inter Milan vs Bayern Leverkusen in match.
He scored the winner in Dusseldorf to see Inter Milan through to the semi-finals.
Firstly, Nicolo Barella fired home an excellent 20-yard strike to give Inter the lead.
So, Lukaku controlled Ashley Young’s pass, turned a defender and slotted home for his 31st goal of the season.
However, Kai Havertz smashed home from six yards out to give Leverkusen hope but they could not find a leveller to force extra time in the one-off tie.
Antonio Conte’s side will face the winner of Shakhtar Donetsk v Basel in the semi-final on 17 August, also in Dusseldorf.
Lukaku is the first player to ever score in nine UEFA Cup or Europa League matches in a row, although that run includes five games for Everton in 2014-15.
He is also Inter’s current top scorer in a season since Samuel Eto’o in 2010-11
Lukaku said after the Inter Milan vs Leverkusen game: “We are growing but we have to learn to kill games off when we have the chances to do it, and we did tonight.
“Now we have time to recover physically and prepare for another great game. So, we will have to be ready.”
Lukaku’s Europa League goalscoring run
Romelu Lukaku scored eight goals in his first five Europa League matches for Everton (2014 -2015) and has netted four goals in four games for Inter Milan this season (2019 – 2020).
1. 10th August 2020:
Inter Milan 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen
2. 5th August 2020:
Inter Milan 2-0 Getafe
3. 27th February 2020:
Inter Milan 2-1 Ludogorets
4. 20th February 2020:
Ludogorets 0-2 Inter Milan
5. 19th March 2015:
Dynamo Kiev 5-2 Everton
6. 12th March 2015:
Everton 2-1 Dynamo Kiev
7. 26th February 2015:
Everton 3-1 Young Boys (two goals)
8. 19th February 2015:
Young Boys 1-4 Everton (three goals)
9. 27th November 2014
Wolfsburg 0-2 Everton