Belgian footballer Romelu Lukaku will donate 5,000 tickets to two charities after successfully netting his 50th international goal against San Marino last night.
The Inter Milan striker scored two goals during the Belgian team’s convincing 9-0 win in the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match yesterday (Thursday).
Prior to the game, Lukaku had 49 international goals under his belt and made the promise of providing 5,000 free tickets to be shared between cancer charity ‘Kom op tegen Kanker’, and the Diabetes Liga, if he scored his 50th.
The Belgian Fan Club 1895 will also receive free tickets, with the player stating: “They have supported us since the beginning, and experienced this beautiful journey with us.”
The player said he chose charities that are “close to his heart,” after losing several important people in his life to cancer and has another suffering through diabetes.
Lukaku added: “This campaign is a way to thank all the people who have supported me during the last decade with the national team.”
His double takes his international tally to 51 and makes him the first player to score 50 goals for Belgium. He now has six goals in 10 games for club and country this season.
Last night’s match secured Belgium’s place in the Euro 2020 tournament, making them the first team to qualify.
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