Lukaku makes Europa League history

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Romelu Lukaku continued his prolific form in front of goal this season with another match-winning performance on Monday, and in doing so wrote his name into the UEFA Europa League's history books.

The Inter Milan star took to his overall tally for the season to 31 goals across all competitions his best-ever return for a single campaign when he netted in his side's 2-1 Europa League quarter-final win over Bayer Leverkusen this week.

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The Belgium international doubled Inter's lead on the night after Nicolo Barella had opened the scoring and, with Leverkusen's Kai Havertz netting just minutes later, his goal proved to be decisive for the Nerazzurri's progression to the semi-finals of the tournament.

Lukaku's effort, which was his fourth in a row in the Europa League this season, also saw him become the first player in the competition's history to score in nine consecutive appearances, having netted in each of his previous five games in the competition with Everton during the 2014/15 campaign.

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The 27-year-old, who joined Inter from Manchester United at the beginning of the season, broke the previous record held by former England international Alan Shearer, who had netted in eight consecutive appearances in the UEFA Cup, the previous incarnation of the tournament.

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