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Friday February 14 2020
Lukaku: 'Why prefer Michy to Romelu?'

Lazio wing-back Jordan Lukaku can’t understand why some prefer Michy Batshuayi to Romelu Lukaku. “He dribbles a lot, but a striker is meant to score goals.”

The two brothers will face off at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

Ahead of the Serie A encounter, Eleven Sports interviewed Jordan Lukaku and he had something to say about those who criticise his brother.

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Saturday February 1 2020
Milan gamble on Saelemaekers

Milan are taking a risk with the transfer of Alexis Saelemaekers, gambling on the Belgian’s obvious potential, writes Vincent Van Genechten.

It hasn’t been the season of Anderlecht following their youth revival behind club legend Vincent Kompany, who left Manchester City after 11 years to return to his home country. ‘Vince the Prince’ runs the show at his former club, trying to copy the success of the Citizens using their offensive minded football while giving huge minutes to home-grown youngsters.

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Thursday December 5 2019
Martinez: 'Italy Euro 2020 favourites'

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez believes Italy “are among the favourites to win Euro 2020, as Roberto Mancini’s work has been exceptional.”

The Azzurri will have all three group games on home turf at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome against Turkey, Switzerland and Wales.

“Italy are among the favourites to win Euro 2020,” Martinez told the Corriere dello Sport.

They won all 10 qualifiers to make themselves top seeds, just two years after missing out on the 2018 World Cup.

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Thursday December 5 2019
Lukaku 'happy thanks to Inter'

Belgium CT Roberto Martinez claims Romelu Lukaku’s form at Inter is down to his relationship with Antonio Conte and that he feels “more at ease” in Milan.

Lukaku joined Inter from Manchester United over the summer and has scored 10 goals in 14 Serie A games so far this season, and Martinez discussed the club form of his No 9.

“It seems clear to me that there’s a feeling between him and Conte,” he told Corriere dello Sport. “The transfer to the Nerazzurri made him feel more at ease.

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Wednesday December 4 2019
Report: Inter want Mertens

Inter are reportedly looking to bring Napoli forward Dries Mertens to San Siro - a transfer that would link him up with Belgium teammate Romelu Lukaku.

Belgian outlet Het Nieuwsblad claims Antonio Conte is a long-time admirer of Mertens, having tried to sign him when he was Chelsea boss.

The 32-year-old’s contract expires next summer, and it doesn’t look like Napoli will be offering him a new deal.

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Sunday December 1 2019
Martinez: 'Lukaku no surprise'

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez isn’t surprised by Romelu Lukaku’s start with Inter. “He’s found some strong team-mates and a great coach in Antonio Conte."

Martinez was speaking after the conclusion of the Euro 2020 draw, and was asked about Lukaku, who has scored 11 goals in 17 games in all competitions for the Nerazzurri this season.

“It’s not a surprise, we know him well, it’s beautiful to see him score for Inter the way he does in the national team," said Martinez.

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Thursday November 28 2019
Nainggolan: 'Out to prove Inter wrong'

Cagliari midfielder Radja Nainggolan wants to "prove Inter wrong" and put Belgium behind him, but admits he will never get rid of the ‘troublemaker’ reputation.

When Antonio Conte arrived at San Siro, the Belgian midfielder’s time was up with the Nerazzurri and he surprisingly chose former club Cagliari.

The Rossoblu have started the season in impressive fashion, currently sitting fourth in Serie A after an unbeaten run of 11 games.

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Monday November 18 2019
More records for Mancio's Azzurri

Following Italy's comfortable win over Armenia tonight in Palermo, Roberto Mancini's men have broken more records.

The Azzurri have now recorded more wins in a single calendar year than any other.

The record stood at nine victories (set in 1990, 1994, 2000 and 2003), but tonight's result has set this year apart with 10 success stories.

As of tonight, only Italy and Belgium finished the group stage with 100% records in Euro 2020 qualifying.

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Monday November 18 2019
Batshuayi: 'Lukaku a phenomenon'

Michy Batshuayi has hailed “phenomenon” Romelu Lukaku after watching the Inter striker score the fourth goal in Belgium’s 4-1 win over Russia.

Batshuayi replaced Lukaku during the second half against Russia. but not before the former Manchester United hitman got on the scoresheet in St Petersburg.

“Romelu is a phenomenon,” the Chelsea attacker told RTBF.

“We can play very well together. I think we compliment each other perfectly.

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Saturday November 16 2019
Mertens injured with Belgium

Napoli forward Dries Mertens limped off during Belgium’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Russia, leaving his club anxious about his condition.

The striker had started the game in Russia and his team was 3-0 up when he was brought down during a promising scoring opportunity.

He tried to continue, but quickly realised he had to come off at the 52nd minute.

It remains to be seen how bad the injury is, as Napoli have very big games coming up against Milan in Serie A and Liverpool in the Champions League.

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