Europa League: Inter Demolish Shaktar To Set Up Sevilla Final

Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez both bagged braces as Inter Milan waltzed into the Europa League final with a 5-0 demolition of Shaktar Donetsk in Monday’s semifinal in Düsseldorf.

The Italian side will face Sevilla in the final after the Spanish side beat Manchester United in the other semifinal on Sunday.

Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez opened scoring for Antonio Conte’s men in the 19th minute of a tight first half before Inter prised open the floodgates with four goals in the second period.

Danilo D’Ambrosio extended Inter’s lead in the 64th minute before Martinez completed his brace ten minutes later.

Former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku added a fourth and fifth for the Italians in the 78th and 84th minutes extending his record run of goals in the competition to ten straight games.

Shaktar held much of the possession but struggled to make any inroads and mustered only just one shot on target in ninety minutes.

Conte who took charge of Inter last summer, missed out on the Serie A title by a single point but now has the chance to claim a first trophy for the club since 2011 in Friday’s final when they face record five-times winners Sevilla managed by Julen Lopetegui, himself in his first season at the helm.