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Europa League: Romelu Lukaku on target as Inter Milan beat Bayer Leverkusen – in pictures

Former Manchester United striker helps Italian side reach semi-finals in Germany

Romelu Lukaku scored as Inter Milan defeated Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 in Monday's Europa League quarter-final in Dusseldorf, becoming the first team through to the last four of a mini tournament in Germany.

Three-time former winners Inter struck first through Nicolo Barella as he guided in from the edge of the area on 15 minutes, with Lukaku bundling in a second six minutes later.

Lukaku became the first player to score in nine Uefa Cup or Europa League matches in a row, although that run includes five games for Everton in 2014-15.

Kai Havertz reduced the deficit in possibly his final game for Leverkusen with a well-worked goal on 25 minutes after exchanging passes with fellow Germany international Kevin Volland, but Inter held on to seal their place in the semi-finals.

Antonio Conte's side will take on Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk or Swiss club Basel next Monday in Dusseldorf for a place in the final on August 21.

Updated: August 11, 2020 02:08 AM