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VAR overruled two penalties yet Inter won against Bayer Leverkusen and moved to Europa League semi-finals

As Inter Milan in a 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen secure place in the Europa League semi-finals, Romelu Lukaku has scored a record-breaking goal.

After a superb pass from Ashley Young during a tussle in the net, the 27-year-old Belgian striker was wrestled to the ground after a superb pass from Ashley Young.

Yet somehow Lukaku managed to smash the ball home, while he has been on fire since last summer leaving Manchester United.

The goal-reminiscent of Lionel Messi’s strike against Napoli, if not the sparkling solo run in the build-up in terms of finish-gave Inter Milan a 2-0 lead over the German giants.

To score in nine consecutive Europa League games Lukaku has become the first player.

With just 15 minutes on the clock, Nicolo Barella had given the Serie A giants a 1-0 lead earlier in the game.

Just ten minutes later, the floor routine of Lukaku doubled the lead of the Italians to place their side in the semi-finals on the brink of a spot.

Inter looked to final-four dead-set with no second-leg due to the enforced break.

But just moments later to halve the deficit and sniff Leverkusen, transfer target for Chelsea Kai Havertz scored a nice goal.

VAR overruled two penalties yet Inter won against Bayer Leverkusen and moved to Europa League semi-finals

Inter went straight up the other end seconds later, and after Daley Sinkgraven was found to have handled the area’s ball a penalty was awarded.

However, the decision was overruled after a quick check with VAR.

The teams played out the remaining 20 minutes of the half with little excitement after the tense start to head into the break with Inter leading 2-1.

With Inter certain they would put the game to bed after another penalty was awarded in additional time, both sides exchanged blows in a nervous second half.

The Italians, however, saw their spot-kick decision overruled by VAR once again.

Inter Milan booked their place in the semi-finals and the clock finally ran down amid their disappointment with Havertz ‘s career in Leverkusen probably over, with Chelsea stepping up its pursuit.

Inter 2 – 1 Bayer Leverkusen

Goals: 1-0 Barella 15′, 2-0 Lukaku 21, 2-1 Havertz 24′

Yellow cards: D’Ambrosio, Conte, Eriksen, Barella; Sinkgraven, Bender, Tapsoba

Inter: Handanovic, Godin, de Vrij, Bastoni, Young, Gagliardini, Brozovic, Barella, D’Ambrosio, Martinez, Lukaku

Bayer Leverkusen: Hradecky, Bender,Tah, Tapsoba, Sinkgraven, Palacios, Baumgartlinger, Havertz, Demirbay, Diaby, Volland

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