Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Lukaku late show completes Roma comeback win over Lecce



Romelu Lukaku fired Roma to a stunning 2-1 win over Lecce on Sunday with a stoppage-time strike, which completed an unlikely late comeback.

Jose Mourinho’s Roma looked set for a shock defeat at the Stadio Olimpico when Pontus Almqvist netted Lecce’s opener in the 71st minute.

But Sardar Azmoun pulled the hosts level in the 91st minute with his first goal in Serie A and Lukaku brought the house down three minutes later with a rifled finish.

Lukaku’s winner was redemption as he would have bore the brunt of the blame for a defeat after missing a sixth-minute penalty and another golden opportunity eight minutes after the break.