Inter Milan knock Shakhtar Donetsk out of Europa League

Inter Milan 5-0 Shakhtar Donetsk: Inter Milan knock Shakhtar Donetsk out of Europa League to set up Europa League final with Sevilla.

Inter Milan knock Shakhtar Donetsk out of Europa League
Romelu Lukaku scored for the 10th E.uropa League game in a row as Inter thrashed Shakhtar

(African Stand) — Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku both struck twice as Inter Milan crushed Shakhtar Donetsk 5-0 to reach the Europa League final.

The Nerazzurri took the lead after 26 minutes when Nicolo Barella crossed for Martinez, who headed home from 12 yards.

Antonio Conte’s side controlled the game for the majority of the half although Marcos Antonio went close for the Ukrainian champions.

Junior Moraes should have brought the game back on level terms but could only head straight at Samir Handanovic.

And Shakhtar paid a heavy price for that miss when Danilo ‘D’Ambrosio headed home from Marcelo Brozovic’s corner to double the advantage.

From there, it looked as if there was no way back for Luis Castro’s side and it proved when Martinez struck home a superb second – and third for Inter – on 73 minutes.

Romelu Lukaku extended his impressive run of scoring in Europa League games to 10 with an incisive finish to make it 4-0.

And the Belgian grabbed a second late on with a fine solo run before slotting underneath Andriy Pyatov.

The Italian outfit will face Sevilla in Friday’s final in Cologne after they beat Manchester United 2-1 on Sunday.

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