Lukaku on fire as Inter win 4-1

January 15, 2020
Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku waves to supporters at the end of an Italian Cup match between Inter Milan and Cagliari at the San Siro stadium, in Milan, Italy yesterday.
Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku waves to supporters at the end of an Italian Cup match between Inter Milan and Cagliari at the San Siro stadium, in Milan, Italy yesterday.

MILAN (AP):

Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Inter Milan beat Cagliari 4-1 on Tuesday to reach the Italian Cup quarter finals.

Inter, which last won the trophy in 2011, will face either Fiorentina or Atalanta, who play today.

Antonio Conte's side dominated from the start and took the lead after just 22 seconds when Lukaku capitalised on an error from Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez.

Lukaku thought he had doubled his tally 10 minutes later but it was ruled out for offside.

Inter did extend their lead in the 22nd minute when Borja Valero bundled in a cross from close range. He originally hit the underside of the crossbar but managed to turn in the rebound.

Lukaku got his second shortly after the interval before Christian Oliva reduced the deficit for Cagliari. But Andrea Ranocchia restored Inter's three-goal advantage nine minutes from time.

Holders Lazio will face Napoli in the quarter finals after both beat second-division teams.

Lazio beat Serie B strugglers Cremonese 4-0, with Spanish winger Jony setting up three of the goals.

Lorenzo Insigne converted two first-half penalties to give Napoli a 2-0 win against Perugia, who are eighth in the second division.

In the other round-of-16 matches AC Milan face Spal; Juventus oppose Udinese and Parma play Roma.

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