Romelu Lukaku Slammed by Fans After Inter’s Champions League Final Loss to City

Romelu Lukaku Slammed by Fans After Inter’s Champions League Final Loss to City

Ero Samson
June 11, 2023 at 7:22 AM
  • Manchester City have won the Champions League after beating Inter Milan 1-0
  • Inter striker Romelu Lukaku has come under fire after a poor performance
  • Lukaku denied his teammate Federico Dimarco a seemingly certain goal in the 70th minute

Romelu Lukaku has been heavily criticised online after a poor performance for Inter Milan in the Champions League final.

Man City won the final 1-0 thanks to an excellent goal from Rodri Hernandez, completing a treble for Pep Guardiola's side after they also won the Premier League and FA Cup.

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Romelu Lukaku came under fire after a poor performance against Man City. Image: Daniela Porcell.
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The striker, who is on loan from Chelsea, replaced Edin Dzeko and looked a threat at times, but dragged a shot well wide late on when he would have been better off passing in front of goal.

One fan reacted:

"My guy made a goal line clearance to stop his own team from scoring then misses a sitter, you can’t be serious Lukaku"

According to 90mins, Inter are expected to try and extend the Belgium international's stay at the San Siro after he scored 77 goals for the club across two spells, but fans seem less keen after Saturday's performance.

Other supporters felt the Belgium international cameo appearance has to be one of the worst in history.

Man City equals United’s record

As Goal reported, City's victory means they have now matched their arch-rivals Man United in winning the three biggest trophies in one season.

It also means Manchester is just the second history in Europe, after Milan, to boast two Champions League-winning clubs.

Despite bagging an emphatic winner after the break, Rodri felt he played badly in the first half and begged the manager to stay on.

It ended up being an excellent night for the Spaniard, although his teammate Kevin De Bruyne had less of an impact after being subbed off with an injury in the first half.

City fans thank Lukaku

Earlier Sports Brief reported that Man City fans have taken out time to thank Romelu Lukaku for his role in City’s UCL triumph.

Lukaku had come on as a second-half substitute to replace the injured Edin Dzeko, only for City to take the lead through Rodri 11 minutes after the missed opportunity.

The Belgian star was at it again in the closing stages of the tie when he blocked his side's potential equaliser from fellow substitute Robin Gosens.

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