Inter striker Edin Dzeko bagged a vital matchwinning brace to help his team to a 2-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League yesterday evening, enough to see the Nerazzurri through to the knockout rounds of Europe’s top club competition with a game to spare.

As football statistics account Opta highlighted, apart from the significance of these goals to the Nerazzurri’s competitive ambitions for the season, they were also of great personal significance as they meant that the Bosnian has now found the back of the net fifty times in European club competitions.

They tweeted after the match, “50 – With this brace, Edin Dzeko scored 50 goals in European competition (excluding qualifiers): 25 goals in 60 appearances in Champions League and 25 goals in 48 games in Europa League. Milestone.