Romelu Lukaku: Chelsea Loanee Produces Embarrassing Miss During Inter Milan vs Fiorentina

Romelu Lukaku: Chelsea Loanee Produces Embarrassing Miss During Inter Milan vs Fiorentina

Martin Moses
April 4, 2023 at 5:48 AM
  • Romelu endured a frustrating game over the weekend after he missed a glorious opportunity against Fiorentina
  • The striker failed to convert from less than six yards out with an open goal staring down at him
  • Inter Milan lost the game to lose further ground in the top-four race as the season enters homestretch

Romelu Lukaku produced yet another embarrassing miss after he failed to find the back of the net from close range during a Serie A match.

The Iner Milan striker was thrown in from the start as Fiorentina came visiting at the San Siro on Saturday, April 1st. He lasted the entire 90 minutes as Simone Inzaghi's men fell to a 1-0 defeat.

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Romelu Lukaku reacts during Inter Milan's game vs Fiorentina. Photo by Piero Cruciatti.
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Perhaps the scoreline would have been different had the Chelsea loanee scored after Alessandro Bastoni squared the ball to him. The Belgian star had an empty net in front of him but somehow misjudged the ball and ended up missing the chance altogether.

Minutes later, Giacomo Bonaventura scored the only goal of the game. It was an off night for Lukaku and the Inter Milan squad, but this miss particularly stood out.

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It came at a time when the 29-year-old was from a successful international break after scoring four times in two games.

He bagged a hat trick against Sweden in the Euro 2024 qualifiers before scoring once in a friendly against Germany.

Lukaku's Chelsea return

Former Chelsea coach Graham Potter was asked about the prospect of Lukaku returning to Stamford Bridge, and he did not rule out the possibility, but things would have to wait till the summer.

Sports Brief reported that Potter navigated the season almost without a striker after freezing out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a season-ending injury to young striker Armando Broja. Kai Havertz is leading the attack as a false 9.

Lukaku left on loan at the end of the previous season despite a change of ownership before Thomas Tuchel was also shown the exit a few games into the season. The striker had fallen out with Tuchel on his return to the club.

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