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‘Chris, I love you’: Romelu Lukaku dedicates Belgium opener vs Russia to teammate Christian Eriksen

‘Chris, I love you’: Romelu Lukaku dedicates Belgium opener vs Russia to teammate Christian Eriksen

 

A touching moment was forthcoming early in the Euro 2020 meeting between Belgium and Russia on Saturday evening.

Big Rom on target

Roberto Martinez’s Belgium are currently locked in action with Russia at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg.

The Red Devils of course entered the European Championships as one of the front-runners to go all the way, amid a ‘golden generation’ of talent, featuring the likes of Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku.

In turn, it did not come as a major surprise when it took them just ten minutes to get off the mark this evening.

The man on target? All-time top goalscorer Lukaku.

After a mistake at the back on Russia’s part, Inter Milan’s main man swivelled, before picking out the bottom corner courtesy of a typically pinpoint finish.

‘I love you!’

It was not Lukaku’s goal itself, however, which quickly went on to grab the headlines.

Instead, it was the former Manchester United star’s celebration.

Making his way to the sideline, Lukaku sought out a TV camera, before shouting ‘Chris, Chris, I love you’ into the lens.

This of course came as a direct message to Christian Eriksen, the hitman’s teammate at Inter Milan.

For those not aware of the situation, Eriksen was rushed to hospital earlier this evening, after frighteningly collapsing during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener versus Finland.

 

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.