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Romelu Lukaku Has Surpassed Ronaldo's Inter Milan Goalscoring Record In 13 Fewer Games

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Romelu Lukaku Has Surpassed Ronaldo's Inter Milan Goalscoring Record In 13 Fewer Games

Romelu Lukaku has now scored more goals for Inter Milan than legendary forward Ronaldo Nazario ever did - in 13 fewer games.

The Belgian forward scored the only goal of the game in Inter's 1-0 win over Bologna on Saturday afternoon.

It's inched Antonio Conte's side closer to the Serie A title and it's taken Lukaku's personal tally for 'Nerazzurri' to 60 goals in 86 games.

That sees him move one goal ahead of Ronaldo, who bagged 59 goals in 99 appearances.

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Ronaldo was regarded as a generational talent and terrorised defences during his time in Italy.

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While an Inter player, Ronaldo won the UEFA Cup as well as the Ballon d'Or in 1997 while sadly also suffering a pair of serious knee injuries.

He would move to Real Madrid in 2002 and in that summer, he won the World Cup with Brazil and finished the tournament as top scorer.

'R9' never did win Serie A with Inter however and that's something Lukaku could do in the coming weeks.

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Still just 27-years-old, Lukaku will overtake Christian Vieri's record of 122 goals in 190 games if he keeps up this form.

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He's six goals off Zlatan Ibrahimovic, former teammate and current rival, who netted 66 goals in 117 games across three seasons.

Inter sit eight points clear of bitter rivals AC Milan at the top and still have a game in hand.

Conte spoke following Saturday's win and he admitted a first title since 2010 could be close.

He begun per Daily Mail: "I do think we've created something wonderful between the players and staff.

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"They all know I am consistent, that I don't treat people differently because of their name. I make choices for the good of Inter.

"That respect has now developed between us all, there is a symbiosis, but we've got to keep it going to the end.

"It would be marvellous to end a season that has not been easy for anyone by crowning it with a trophy.

"We went close last season with the Europa League Final, but this time... we might get there."

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Topics: Ronaldo Nazario, Football, Serie A, Romelu Lukaku, Italy, Inter Milan

Daniel Marland
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