Lukaku dedicates goal against Udinese to Christian Atsu

Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring for Inter Milan on Saturday night – and dedicated the penalty to his former teammate Christian Atsu.

Earlier on Saturday, representatives for Atsu confirmed his body had been found under rubble 12 days after a huge earthquake devastated Turkey, where the Ghanaian was playing for Hatayspor.

It was the 31-year-old’s latest club in a storied career, which included stints with Premier League clubs Newcastle UnitedBournemouth and Everton – and it was at the latter where he played alongside Lukaku.

Inter Milan finished the game as 3-1 winners despite the clash being level at half-time. It leaves the club second in the Serie A table, 15 points behind runaway leaders Napoli.

After the successful kick, Lukaku pointed his fingers to the sky in tribute to Atsu, and then he made a post to Instagram paying tribute to his former teammate.

The 29-year-old wrote: ‘Rest easy brother. This one is a hard one to take … It was amazing to be around you. You’re humbleness and love for God. The way how you worked in training. The love you had for your family and kids.

‘May God give all the strength to your kids and family … God bless your soul. Love you always.’



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