Did Romelu Lukaku ridicule Zlatan Ibrahimovic after scoring in the Milan derby? Inter-strikers seem to be shouting “GOD” in flight from AC … in a possible reference to the arch-rival’s claim after the collapse of Coppa Italia
- Romelu Lukaku prevailed against Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the Milan derby
- The Belgian scored and assisted when Inter beat Milan in a huge league win
- Lukaku appeared to be yelling at the Swedes after scoring the third goal
- The 39-year-old Ibrahimovic has called himself the “God of Milan” since his return
- The couple were caught in a heated bankruptcy during Coppa Italia last month
Romelu Lukaku beat Zlatan Ibrahimovic as Belgian shooter Inter secured a huge 3-0 derby win – and seemed to rub salt in the wounds by mocking his rival after the scoring.
The duo are hoping to lead their squad to a long-awaited Scudetto that will end the dominant Juventus era and enter the Milan derby on Sunday in hopes of gaining a huge advantage in the race for the Serie A title.
And it was the Belgium international who stole the show and prepared Lautaro Martinez for the first goal of the game before taking a nice 3-0 win with the third, a dazzling solo performance in which he took on the helpless Milanese defense came by.
Romelu Lukaku gained the upper hand over Zlatan Ibrahimovic after scoring in the Milan derby
The Belgian scored and assisted when Inter were four points clear at the top of Serie A.
Lukaku stormed towards the corner flag in jubilation after scoring the brilliant goal, pointing to his chest and being shouted out.
The fans disagreed on what Lukaku said to the football journalist Emanuel Rosu Hearing ‘Dio, diooo’ which roughly translated means ‘God’.
However, others have commented that the Belgian said “Io” which means “I”.
The bow could have been aimed at Ibrahimovic after the couple went broke at Coppa Italia last month.
Ibrahimovic has publicly referred to himself as “the god of Milan” and has changed the club’s fate since his return from LA Galaxy last year. Last October he tweeted: “Milano never had a King, they have a GOD”.
Lukaku seemed to be shouting ‘God’ to Ibrahimovic after scoring Inter’s third game
The couple were embroiled in a heated bankruptcy in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals last month
The Swede referred to himself as the “god of Milan” but Lukaku believes he is the better player
Former Manchester United team-mates were embroiled in a heated duel in Coppa Italia’s quarter-finals last month, in which the two clashed fiercely in the first half.
Lukaku seemed to refer to the Swedish veteran as both “son of a b ****” and “f *** your wife”, while Ibrahimovic allegedly said during the exchange, “do your voodoos, you little donkey”.
No love is lost between the two. The 39-year-old reveals that Lukaku didn’t put him on a bet when they played for the Red Devils together.
“I’ll say that on Romelu: don’t expect Lukaku to have good technique,” Zlatan told Gazzetta dello Sport. ‘His best strength is pure power. If only he’d listened to me …
“At Manchester United we made a bet,” I’ll give you £ 50 for every decent first touch you make. “
The Inter star was heard screaming after scoring a sensational solo hit at the San Siro
‘He replied, “What do I gain when I’m fine?”
‘I didn’t tell him anything, he would just become a better player. For the record, he never took the bet! Maybe he was afraid of losing.
“Joking aside, Lukaku is so hungry to prove himself to the world and I’m sure he will do well at Inter too.”
Ibrahimovic and Lukaku received one game for their heated defeat in the Coppa Italia. The Belgian missed the first leg of Antonio Conte’s semi-final against Juventus.
Inter’s win on Sunday opened a gap of four points to second-placed Milan, while Juventus, with two games in hand, are fifth, eleven points behind the leaders.
Antonio Conte’s team is now in the driver’s seat and has won the long-awaited title in Serie A.