Romelu Lukaku has proven himself to be worthy of being valued dearly by Chelsea. The Belgian striker was the actor of the Blues’ victory over Zenit in the Champions League group H phase at Stamford Bridge, Wednesday (15/9/2021).
Lukaku devoured Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross with a perfect header to give Chelsea an important win at Stamford Bridge.
His first Champions League goal was the Belgian striker’s fourth since returning to Chelsea in the summer of 2021.
Chelsea spent 97.5 million pounds or around Rp.
The Blues started the season unbeaten and Lukaku scored three goals.
In the Champions League, Lukaku showed his deadly skills.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel also said Lukaku’s goal had a tremendous impact on the Chelsea squad.
This gives confidence to the whole team to know that one chance is enough. It’s more than just the talent he brings, he brings confidence and he takes the pressure off other people’s shoulders,” said the German.
Romelu Lukaku’s brilliant performance was inseparable from his adventure at Inter Milan.
The 28-year-old played with a weight of more than 100kg while playing for Manchester United. Inter Milan manager at the time, Antonio Conte, was worried when Lukaku moved to the San Siro.
Conte immediately arranged an appointment with specialist Matteo Piniella, who was then in charge of dealing with Lukaku’s condition. Piniella studied the decomposition of Romelu Lukaku’s bodily wastes and discovered the digestive problems that caused Lukaku to be overweight.
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“I think he’s back in the Premier League a better all-rounder after his stint in Italy – and we’ll see him first when they play Arsenal,” said former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp.
Rp2 Trillion Not in vain
The 28-year-old player immediately proved that Chelsea was not in vain to repatriate him from Inter Milan at a cost of almost 2 trillion.
He does what he does and we are very happy he is with us,” said Tuchel.
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5 Players Who Scored Goals In Both Debuts For The Same Club: Cristiano Ronaldo To Romelu Lukaku
Cristiano Ronaldo made his second debut with Manchester United last weekend. Even the player with the CR7 label managed to score two goals against Newcastle United in a match held at Old Trafford, Saturday (11/9/2021).
Manchester United won 4-1 over Newcastle United in that match. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the Red Devils’ first two goals in the match.
Two other Manchester United goals were scored by Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard. Javier Manquilo scored the goal for the Magpies.
Scoring two goals in his second debut match with Manchester United is certainly something extraordinary for Cristiano Ronaldo. However, it turns out that the Portuguese star was not the first to do so when he made his debut when he returned to his old club.
Here are five players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored on their second debut for their club:
Cristiano Ronaldo first played for Manchester United from 2003 to 2009. After that, he continued his career at Real Madrid.
Then the Portuguese player also strengthened Juventus. After three seasons in Turin, Cristiano Ronaldo is back at Old Trafford this summer. Manchester United redeemed him from Juventus for 15 million euros.
After returning to Old Trafford, Cristiano Ronaldo made his second debut for the club in a game against Newcastle United at Old Trafford. Despite being 36 years old, Cristiano Ronaldo was able to score two goals and help his team win with a score of 4-1.
Thierry Henry is an Arsenal legend. The former French footballer achieved great success while strengthening the Gunners in the period 1999 to 2007.
After defending Arsenal for eight seasons, Henry then continued his career with Barcelona and MLS club New York Red Bulls. However, he briefly returned to Arsenal on loan in January 2012.
Henry’s second debut with Arsenal bore fruit. He scored the only goal that led Arsenal to win over Leeds United and qualify his team to the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Diego Costa became a well-respected striker with Atletico Madrid between 2010 and 2014. This prompted Chelsea to sign him to the Premier League in 2014.
Diego Costa managed to help Chelsea win the Premier League title. However, the Brazilian-born striker eventually returned to Atletico Madrid in 2018.
Diego Costa made his second debut for Atletico Madrid against Getafe in La Liga. Atletico Madrid won 2-0 in that match and Diego Costa scored the second goal for his team.
Wayne Rooney started his playing career with Everton. He showed impressive performances with The Toffees until finally moving to Manchester United in 2004.
Wayne Rooney quickly became an important part of the Red Devils squad. He spent 13 seasons at Old Trafford and became the club’s all-time leading goalscorer.
After being knocked out of the Manchester United squad, Rooney returned to Everton in 2017. He appeared ferocious in his second debut game by scoring against Stoke City in the season opener.
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Romelu Lukaku’s career in his first period with Chelsea was not so good. As a result, the Belgian player was then released permanently to Everton.
Romelu Lukaku after that played for Manchester United and Inter Milan. The 28-year-old finally returned to Chelsea this summer after being bought for 115 million euros.
Romelu Lukaku made his second Chelsea debut against Arsenal in the second Premier League match. Lukaku scored his team’s opener in a match that ended in a 2-0 win.