Romelu Lukaku marks hottest Roma debut since Gabriel Batistuta

Andy Mattioli

Romelu Lukaku got off to a hot start with Roma, scoring in consecutive matches including in tonight’s win over Cagliari.

Today’s brace in Sardinia resulted in Lukaku already having 5 goals to his name in 6 Serie A appearances for the Giallorossi in his first season at the club. Moreover, he has 2 goals in 2 appearances in Europa League, too.

As highlighted by OptaPaolo, this is the best start to life as a Roma player since Gabriel Omar Batistuta. The Argentine striker who helped push Roma to a historic Scudetto in 2001 scored 8 goals in 6 Serie A games.

Stephan El Shaarawy also scored the same number of goals as Lukaku after joining the club in January 2016.

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