Racist abuse Mars the winning penalty of Romelu Lukaku for Inter Milan
ROME: Inter de Milan Belgium International Romelu Lukaku He was subjected to racist abuse while scoring a penalty in the second half to beat his new team a 2-1 victory in Cagliari in A series on Sunday.
El ex delantero del Manchester United parecía ser el blanco de los cantos de monos del público local in el Sardegna Arena mientras se preparaba para dar el tiro decisivo.
Former Juventus forward Moise Kean was also on the receiving end of racist abuse by Cagliari fans at the same stadium last season.
The 26-year-old Lukaku sent goalkeeper Robin Olsen the wrong way with 20 minutes remaining to mark his second goal in as many games for his new club before turning to glare at the home fans responsible for the taunts.
“I think that in Italy we must improve a lot and be more educated and respectful towards those doing their job,” Inter coach Antonio Conte told a news conference.
In other countries that support the team, you don't insult the opposition like that. There must be maximum respect.
Today I was treated well and I was not insulted, other times it has not happened that way and it is not pleasant.
Lautaro Martínez had opened the scoring just before half an hour just for the hosts to level Joao Pedro shortly after the break.
Inter lead A series after two rounds on six points along with Torino and champions Juventus, while Cagliari have yet to pick up a point.
The Milan club had got their season off to the perfect start with a 4-0 home win over promoted Lecce, but they struggled to find the same swagger against a Cagliari side featuring former Inter midfielder Radja Nainggolan.
It was a different game to the victory against Lecce, as he had warned everyone that it would be difficult, Conte added.
"Coming to Cagliari is never a walk in the park. Let it be known, I am very demanding and there is a lot we need to do in order to improve, but I also say we are glad to have won in a difficult arena."
Martinez headed the visitors in front after 27 minutes but his celebrations were cut short by a raised offside flag, although the goal was awarded after a lengthy Video Assistant Referee (VAR) review.
El equipo de Cerdeña nivelado cinco minutos in la segunda mitad cuando Pedro conectó un cabezazo a casa desde un centro de Nahitan Nandez.
Stefano Sensi’s free-kick rattled the bar for Inter on the hour mark and the midfielder then proved crucial in the winning goal as he was tripped by Fabio Pisacane to hand Lukaku the chance to convert from the penalty spot.
Conte’s side welcome Udinese to San Siro in their next league fixture after the international break.