Romelu Lukaku surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo as top scorer in Euro 2024 qualifying with four first-half goals

Romelu Lukaku became the top scorer in Euro 2024 qualifying with 4 goals in 37 minutes.

The Belgium star scored 10 goals in his final game against Azerbaijan, level with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lukaku had a great night against AzerbaijanImage source: AFP

However, with Ronaldo coming off the bench for Portugal against Iceland, it means Lukaku can claim the crown for himself.

The Chelsea striker, currently on loan at Roma, took just 17 minutes to score his first goal against Azerbaijan.

He then added three more goals in 20 minutes, meaning he had scored four times in just 37 minutes of play.

Belgium won 5-0 that night, a truly Lukaku moment.

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Lukaku ends Euro 2024 qualifying as top scorerImage source: AFP
He eventually surpassed Ronaldo to become the top scorer in the qualifying roundsImage source: Getty

The goals meant Lukaku ended the qualifying campaign with 14 goals, four more than Ronaldo, while Portugal completed the qualifying campaign with a 100% record.

Not only that, but it also means Lukaku has now scored 83 goals for his country, making him the third-highest goalscorer in European football history behind Ronaldo (127) and Phelan Puskas (84 goals).

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