Roma striker Romelu Lukaku was in Belgium’s starting line-up against Azerbaijan and played 66 minutes although he was clearly not in good form.
The striker did not play all summer after being dropped by parent club Chelsea and was only able to complete his loan move to Roma in the final days of the transfer window.
It was a chaotic time, with talks taking place with Inter, Juventus and the Saudi Pro League, but no solution was found for the unwanted centre-forward.
Lukaku made his debut for the Giallorossi, coming off the bench in a 2-1 Serie A win over Milan in 1971.st. minute of September 1st.
He was then called up to the Belgium squad and was chosen in the starting line-up for this afternoon’s trip to Azerbaijan.
The 30-year-old played 66 minutes and made a big contribution to the 1-0 win, winning the ball back from midfield and setting up Yannick Carrasco’s counter-attack goal.
This is good news for Jose Mourinho, who needs Lukaku fit for Serie A and the Europa League.