Roma Striker Lukaku Scores Momentous Goals with Belgium

Romelu Lukaku had a historic night as Belgium routed Estonia on Tuesday. The new Roma ace bagged a brace in the span of two minutes in the second half. He has 77 goals with Belgium now, the same amount Pelé recorded with Brazil between 1957 and 1971, OneFootball reports.

The striker showcased his entire arsenal in the Euro qualifier, first hitting the net on a one-one with the goalie on a long ball and doubling his haul later on by protecting the ball at the edge of the box, turning around while keeping the defender away, and finding the net with a surgical strike.

Lukaku put up his numbers in 110 international matches, while Pelé did it in 92. The legendary three-time World Cup winner was recently usurped by Neymar as the all-time Brazil’s top scorer. The former PSG star has found the target 79 times. Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record with 123 goals, while Lionel Messi has 103 to his name.

India’s Sunil Chhetri (85), Iraq’s Hussein Saeed (78), and Iran’s Ali Daei (109) are among the select few who have scored more than the new Giallorossi marksman with their respective national teams.

Roma are hoping to unveil the Lukaku and Paulo Dybala combo against Empoli on Sunday. However, it’s not yet sure the Argentine will be able to start due to a thigh problem. He’ll return to full training only close to the match, Corriere dello Sport informs.

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