Romelu Lukaku completed his hat-trick.

AS Roma defeated Slavia Prague 2-0 in the third leg of their UEFA Europa League Group G match of the 2023-24 season at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy, at 4:00 a.m. ET on Sunday. With the win, Roma (9 points) extended their lead at the top of the table after three games.

After faltering in the “third year of Jose Mourinho,” Roma is back on track. They defeated Frosinone (2-0), Cagliari (4-1), and AC Monza (1-0) in the Italian Serie A and Cervet (4-0) in the UEL. After five straight wins in official matches, Roma welcomed Prague home.

Roma started in a 3-4-2-1 formation. Lukaku was in charge up top. Stephan El Shaarawy and Gheorghe Ouarre supported him in the second line. The midfield was made up of Nikola Zalewski, Edoardo Bove, Bryan Cristante, and Jekyll and Hyde. The back three was Evan Ndika, Diego Llorente, and Gianluca Mancini. Mile Svilar was in goal.

It didn’t take long after kickoff for the balance to shift. In the first minute, a touch was lost in the Prague defense. El Shaarawy pressed for a moment, then lost the ball and passed it on. Beauvais entered the area near the penalty box and shot. The ball took a beautiful trajectory and found the corner.

The gap quickly widened. In the 17th minute, Roma attacked again, this time through El Shaarawy. While the defense was concentrating, Lukaku picked up speed and broke the line. He took advantage of the one-on-one opportunity to score the second goal. It was a simple, powerful left-footed shot.

In the second half, Prague continued to push forward. Mourinho responded by bringing on Leandro Paredes, Rick Carlsdorp, Andrea Belotti, Riccardo Pagano, and Luigi Cherubini. In the end, Roma held on to their lead with goals from Bovet and Lukaku. 온라인카지노

After the euphoric victory, the spotlight was on Lukaku. “Lukaku scored his 14th consecutive UEL goal in the win over Prague,” said the BBC. It was a streak that lasted more than nine years and three clubs – Everton, Inter Milan, and Roma. No other player has scored more consecutive goals in European competition than Lukaku. The previous record was set by Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored in 11 consecutive Champions League (UCL) matches.” Lukaku has been playing ‘happy football’ in Rome after being on the brink of extinction last summer.