– Romelu Lukaku inspired Inter Milan to an impressive 3-0 win over AC Milan
– The Derby saw the Belgian scored and also assisted another goal during the regulation period
– Lukaku was spotted mocking Ibrahimovic while celebrating his goal during the encounter
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Inter Milan have opened a four-point gap on the Italian League table following their 3-0 triumph over city rivals AC Milan in their derby over the weekend.
Two goals from Lautaro Martinez and one from Romelu Lukaku ensured Antonio Conte’s men run off with maximum points at the end of the game.
The victory however puts the Nerazzurri in control of the title chase – although anything can still happen with 15 more games to play this term.
Meanwhile, the Belgian appeared to have aimed a dig at legendary Zlatan Ibrahimovic after scoring in the game as they both contend for the title of ‘god of Milan’.
Both superstars are hoping they can help their teams win the Serie A title while putting an end to Juventus’ dominance in almost a decade.
Lukaku did not only score in the match, but he also provided an assist for one of Martinez’s goals as his rivalry with the 39-year-old heightens.
The former Chelsea and Manchester United advanced towards the flag after his goal shouting ‘Dio, diooo’, which translates to ‘God’ according to football journalist Emanuel Rosu.
Daily Mail reports that others have commented that the Belgian said ‘Io’ meaning ‘I’ – a comment claimed to have been aimed at Ibrahimovic following the pair’s bust-up in the Coppa Italia last month.
Ibrahimovic has publicly described himself as ‘God of Milan’, having transformed the club’s fortunes since returning from LA Galaxy last year. Last October, he tweeted:
“Milano never had a king, they have a GOD.”
The duo needed their teammates to separate them before the altercation escalated into becoming a brawl while some unpleasant words flying all around the pitch.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Inter Milan extend their lead on top of the Serie A standings following their sensational 3-0 win over eternal rivals AC Milan on Sunday, February 21.
Two goals by Lautaro Martenez as well as a sensational strike from impressive Romelu Lukaku were enough to hand the visitors all three points.
The game had all the pre-match razzmatazz which falls back to their earlier clash in the Coppa Italia which Inter won 2-1.
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