Five-star Inter Milan hammer Shakhtar Donetsk to reach Europa League final

Five-star Inter Milan hammer Shakhtar Donetsk to reach Europa League final

Inter Milan cruised into the Europa League final with a comfortable 5-0 victory against Shakhtar Donetsk.

The Italian giants led by a single goal at the break after Lautaro Martinez had headed them in front but blitzed their opponents with four more goals in the second half.

Danilo D’Ambrosio doubled the lead and Martinez was on target again before Romelu Lukaku’s double saw the former Manchester United, Everton and Chelsea striker extend his run of scoring in his last 10 matches in the competition.

Inter are back in the final of a European competition for the first time since their memorable treble of 2009-10 under Jose Mourinho and Friday’s showpiece against Sevilla will be their 10th European final in their history.

Shakhtar, who were looking to reach their second ever European final, having won the UEFA Cup in 2009, will surely go home disappointed and with regrets after failing to show any urgency on the night.