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Inter Milan 4-0 Genoa: Romelu Lukaku double sends Inter top of Serie A

Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku has scored 12 league goals before Christmas - as many as he managed in his entire final Premier League season with Manchester United

Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Inter Milan beat Genoa to finish 2019 top of Serie A.

The former Manchester United striker put Antonio Conte's side in the lead with a header and Roberto Gagliardini made it 2-0 moments later.

Lukaku then let Sebastiano Esposito take a penalty, which the 17-year-old scored to put Inter 3-0 up.

And Belgian Lukaku blasted his second into the top corner to put the game beyond doubt, his 14th goal for Inter.

Inter are above Juventus - who have won the past eight Italian league titles - on goal difference.

The Nerazzurri, who appointed Conte in the summer, have not won a trophy since the 2011 Coppa Italia.

The last time Inter topped the table at Christmas was 2015, but they only won nine of their next 21 games to finish fourth, 24 points behind Juve.

Champions Juventus face Lazio in the Italian Super Cup in Saudi Arabia on Sunday (16:45 GMT with live text commentary on BBC Sport website and app).

Line-ups

Inter Milan

  • 1Handanovic
  • 37Skriniar
  • 6de Vrij
  • 95BastoniBooked at 36mins
  • 87CandrevaSubstituted forLazaroat 75'minutes
  • 8Vecino
  • 20Valero
  • 5GagliardiniSubstituted forSensiat 71'minutes
  • 34BiraghiSubstituted forDimarcoat 78'minutes
  • 9Lukaku
  • 30Esposito

Substitutes

  • 2Godín
  • 12Sensi
  • 13Ranocchia
  • 16Politano
  • 19Lazaro
  • 21Dimarco
  • 27Padelli
  • 32Agoume
  • 33D'Ambrosio
  • 46Berni

Genoa

  • 97Radu
  • 18Ghiglione
  • 14Biraschi
  • 17RomeroBooked at 43mins
  • 4Criscito
  • 29CassataBooked at 34mins
  • 21Radovanovic
  • 15JagielloSubstituted forRovellaat 62'minutes
  • 28AgudeloBooked at 63mins
  • 9SanabriaSubstituted forCleoniseat 75'minutes
  • 99PinamontiSubstituted forFavilliat 71'minutesBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 5Goldaniga
  • 13El Yamiq
  • 20Schöne
  • 22Marchetti
  • 27Sturaro
  • 30Favilli
  • 32Ankersen
  • 33Pajac
  • 56Cleonise
  • 65Rovella
  • 93Chitolina Carniel
Referee:
Luca Pairetto

Match Stats

Home TeamInter MilanAway TeamGenoa
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home17
Away9
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Inter Milan 4, Genoa 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Inter Milan 4, Genoa 0.

Booking

Andrea Favilli (Genoa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andrea Favilli (Genoa).

Stefan de Vrij (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Stefano Sensi (Inter Milan) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alessandro Bastoni.

Attempt blocked. Stefano Sensi (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sebastiano Esposito.

Kevin Agudelo (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sebastiano Esposito (Inter Milan).

Attempt blocked. Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Milan Skriniar.

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

Attempt missed. Kevin Agudelo (Genoa) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Federico Dimarco replaces Cristiano Biraghi.

Nicolò Rovella (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stefano Sensi (Inter Milan).

Substitution

Substitution, Genoa. Denilho Cleonise replaces Antonio Sanabria.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Valentino Lazaro replaces Antonio Candreva.

Attempt missed. Antonio Sanabria (Genoa) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Francesco Cassata (Genoa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Milan Skriniar (Inter Milan).

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Stefano Sensi replaces Roberto Gagliardini.

Substitution

Substitution, Genoa. Andrea Favilli replaces Andrea Pinamonti.

Goal!

Goal! Inter Milan 4, Genoa 0. Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Antonio Candreva.

Attempt saved. Domenico Criscito (Genoa) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Nicolò Rovella (Genoa) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Genoa. Conceded by Samir Handanovic.

Attempt saved. Antonio Sanabria (Genoa) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Agudelo.

Nicolò Rovella (Genoa) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sebastiano Esposito (Inter Milan).

Goal!

Goal! Inter Milan 3, Genoa 0. Sebastiano Esposito (Inter Milan) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Kevin Agudelo (Genoa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Kevin Agudelo (Genoa) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Inter Milan. Roberto Gagliardini draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Genoa. Nicolò Rovella replaces Filip Jagiello.

Foul by Andrea Pinamonti (Genoa).

Alessandro Bastoni (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Genoa. Conceded by Samir Handanovic.

Attempt saved. Antonio Sanabria (Genoa) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Filip Jagiello.

Paolo Ghiglione (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cristiano Biraghi (Inter Milan).

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 21st December 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Inter Milan17133136142242
2Juventus17133131171442
3Lazio16113238162236
4Roma17105233171635
5Cagliari1785433231029
6Atalanta1684438251328
7Parma167362319424
8Napoli165652521421
9AC Milan166371619-321
10Torino176382226-421
11Sassuolo165472827119
12Bologna165472427-319
13Hellas Verona165471720-319
14Udinese175391328-1518
15Fiorentina174582128-717
16Lecce163672032-1215
17Sampdoria1743101427-1315
18Brescia1641111428-1413
19SPAL1733111226-1412
20Genoa1725101735-1811
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