Romelu Lukaku joins all time top scorers
In an important 5-0 victory for Belgium’s male football squad, Romelu Lukaku became one of the world's top goal scorers of all time.
Romelu Lukaku scored four goals in a match against Azerbaijian, making the King Baudouin stadium tremble with applause and awe.
The 17th minute of the match started a series of shock waves. After a few tries on his own, Jérémy Doku passed the ball to Big Rom, who directed the ball with his head like the seasoned veteran he is. It wasn’t long until Azerbaijani player Eddy amassed two yellow cards and had to leave the pitch. In the disruption that ensued, Timothy Castagne served Lukaku his 2-0 on a silver platter. This goal saw Romelu on equal footing with Robert Lewandowski among the world’s top goal scorers of all time.
The thirtieth minute marked Lukaku’s hattrick: Some players might be satisfied with a 3-0 score, but the man who started his professional career at RSC Anderlecht went in for the kill: it was 4-0 and it wasn’t even halftime yet. Big Rom is the only Red Devil to ever score 4 goals in a single half. Not only that, but he became the top scorer in the 2024 Euro qualifiers, ahead of household names Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappé.
That halftime brought some well-deserved rest for our heroic striker, who was not to return to the pitch lest he double the score. Openda took his place. The Red Devils fared fine, keeper Koen Casteels kept a clean sheet for the match, and lo! In the 90th minute, Leandro Trossard sealed the deal, putting the final and painful score of 5-0 on the board.
Romelu Lukaku writes Belgian history, Belgium goes to the Euros as group leader, and Domenico Tedesco finishes his first year as manager undefeated.
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