Champions League - Group F
Slavia Prague1Inter Milan3

Slavia Prague 1-3 Inter Milan: Lukaku scores 250th career goal

Romelu Lukaku scores against Slavia Prague
Lukaku registered three goal involvements in the same Champions League game for the very first time (one goal, two assists)

Romelu Lukaku scored his 250th career goal as Inter Milan won at Slavia Prague to boost their hopes of reaching the Champions League last 16.

The Belgian striker, 26, rounded the goalkeeper late on to put Inter back in front with his first Champions League goal for the Serie A side.

He also made Inter's other two goals for Lautaro Martinez; Tomas Soucek had equalised with a first-half penalty.

Inter are in the second qualification spot in Group F with one game left.

The Italians are level on points with Borussia Dortmund, but have a better head-to-head record.

It means Inter, who host group leaders Barcelona on 10 December, will qualify if they at least match Dortmund's result at home to Slavia.

Lukaku, who now has 198 club goals and 52 for Belgium, also had two goals disallowed in the Czech Republic.

Inter's club record signing cut back for Martinez to open the scoring before his team-mate returned the favour, only for the video assistant referee to rule there had been a foul at the other end moments earlier.

Slavia were awarded a penalty for a trip on Peter Olayinka by Stefan de Vrij and captain Soucek sidefooted the spot-kick down the middle past the outstretched leg of Samir Handanovic.

Inter hit the crossbar twice in four minutes after the break, through Lukaku's 65th-minute header and a 25-yard volley by Marcelo Brozovic.

But the Italian outfit restored their lead as Martinez let Valentino Lazaro's through-ball run and defender Michal Frydrych slipped, allowing Lukaku to run through on goal before taking the ball round Ondrej Kolar and firing into an empty net.

Soucek almost equalised moments later as he sidefooted wide from close range following a free-kick but Inter sealed victory as Lukaku delivered a superb cross with the outside of his left foot for Martinez to volley home.

Lukaku thought he had scored again with a low shot in stoppage time but the goal was ruled out for offside.

Line-ups

Slavia Prague

  • 1Kolar
  • 5Coufal
  • 15KudelaBooked at 52mins
  • 25FrydrychSubstituted forTakacsat 83'minutes
  • 18Boril
  • 22Soucek
  • 23Sevcik
  • 7StanciuSubstituted forTraoreat 58'minutes
  • 10HusbauerSubstituted forZelenyat 70'minutes
  • 28Masopust
  • 9Olayinka

Substitutes

  • 12Zeleny
  • 14Van Buren
  • 21Skoda
  • 24Takacs
  • 27Traore
  • 29Helal Abdulrahim
  • 30Markovic

Inter Milan

  • 1Handanovic
  • 2Godín
  • 6de Vrij
  • 37Skriniar
  • 87Candreva
  • 8VecinoBooked at 12minsSubstituted forEspositoat 80'minutes
  • 20ValeroSubstituted forGagliardiniat 76'minutes
  • 77Brozovic
  • 34BiraghiSubstituted forLazaroat 76'minutes
  • 9Lukaku
  • 10MartínezBooked at 24mins

Substitutes

  • 5Gagliardini
  • 16Politano
  • 19Lazaro
  • 27Padelli
  • 30Esposito
  • 33D'Ambrosio
  • 95Bastoni
Referee:
Szymon Marciniak
Attendance:
19,370

Match Stats

Home TeamSlavia PragueAway TeamInter Milan
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home16
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away0
Fouls
Home21
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Slavia Prague 1, Inter Milan 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Slavia Prague 1, Inter Milan 3.

VAR Decision: No Goal Slavia Prague 1-3 Inter Milan.

GOAL OVERTURNED BY VAR: Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) scores but the goal is ruled out after a VAR review.

Offside, Inter Milan. Milan Skriniar tries a through ball, but Romelu Lukaku is caught offside.

Foul by Vladimir Coufal (Slavia Prague).

Valentino Lazaro (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Tomas Soucek (Slavia Prague) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Peter Olayinka with a cross following a set piece situation.

Peter Olayinka (Slavia Prague) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Antonio Candreva (Inter Milan).

Foul by Peter Olayinka (Slavia Prague).

Sebastiano Esposito (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Slavia Prague 1, Inter Milan 3. Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku with a cross.

Attempt missed. Antonio Candreva (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sebastiano Esposito with a headed pass following a fast break.

Offside, Inter Milan. Milan Skriniar tries a through ball, but Lautaro Martínez is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Jan Boril (Slavia Prague) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tomas Soucek.

Substitution

Substitution, Slavia Prague. Ladislav Takacs replaces Michal Frydrych.

Attempt missed. Tomas Soucek (Slavia Prague) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ondrej Kudela following a set piece situation.

Attempt missed. Ondrej Kudela (Slavia Prague) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Tomas Soucek (Slavia Prague) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stefan de Vrij (Inter Milan).

Goal!

Goal! Slavia Prague 1, Inter Milan 2. Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Valentino Lazaro with a through ball.

Hand ball by Petr Sevcik (Slavia Prague).

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Sebastiano Esposito replaces Matías Vecino.

Attempt missed. Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Michal Frydrych (Slavia Prague) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Petr Sevcik with a cross following a set piece situation.

Peter Olayinka (Slavia Prague) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Diego Godín (Inter Milan).

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Roberto Gagliardini replaces Borja Valero.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Valentino Lazaro replaces Cristiano Biraghi.

Attempt saved. Borja Valero (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by Cristiano Biraghi.

Attempt missed. Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku.

Attempt saved. Lukas Masopust (Slavia Prague) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Lukas Masopust (Slavia Prague).

Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jan Boril (Slavia Prague) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matías Vecino (Inter Milan).

Substitution

Substitution, Slavia Prague. Jaroslav Zeleny replaces Josef Husbauer.

Foul by Ibrahim Benjanim Traore (Slavia Prague).

goal

As It Stood

A

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1PSG54101221013
2Real Madrid522111748
3Club Bruges503239-63
4Galatasaray502319-82

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich55002141715
2Tottenham53111711610
3Red Star Belgrade5104319-163
4Olympiakos5014714-71

C

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1Man City5320123911
2Shakhtar Donetsk5131810-26
3Dinamo Zagreb51229905
4Atalanta5113512-74

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus5410104613
2Atl Madrid52126517
3B Leverkusen520357-26
4Lokomotiv Moscow510449-53

E

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1Liverpool5311118310
2Napoli52307439
3RB Salzburg5212161157
4KRC Genk5014516-111

F

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1Barcelona532073411
2Inter Milan52129727
3B Dortmund521267-17
4Slavia Prague502338-52

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Leipzig531186210
2Zenit St Petersburg52127617
3Lyon52127617
4Benfica5113711-44

H

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1Ajax5311125710
2Valencia52218718
3Chelsea52219818
4Lille5014312-91
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