Fulham opened up their scoring account in the 7th minute, as de la Torre assisted Joe Bryan for the match’s first goal.
Luca de la Torre also had the assist on the first goal for #FulhamFC against Millwall.— #ThankYouDeuce (@JogaBonito_USA) September 25, 2018
Good day for the 20 year old American midfielder, with a goal and an assist in #CarabaoCup.#MILFUL #FFC #Fulhamerica #USMNT pic.twitter.com/zGx3irdd01
The score remained 1-0 until the 52nd minute, when de la Torre decided to put his name on the scoresheet. He received a low cross into the box, collecting it around the penalty and then hammering it home to make it 2-0 Fulham.
Luca de la Torre scores for #FulhamFC to double the lead against Millwall in the #CarabaoCup Third Round.— #ThankYouDeuce (@JogaBonito_USA) September 25, 2018
He must've been inspired by Clint Dempsey's recent visit!#MILFUL #FFC #Fulhamerica #USMNT pic.twitter.com/5KreYGISNW
Milwall cut into the deficit, making it 2-1 in the 61st minute. Still, just 7 minutes later, de la Torre made an impact once again, serving up Cyrus Christie for Fulham’s 3rd goal. Luca de la Torre was subbed off in the 85th minute, and the 3-1 score would hold as Fulham advanced in the Carabao Cup.
It was de la Torre’s 2nd appearance of the season for Fulham, having also appeared in a League Cup match this year. He had appeared twice for the Fulham U-23s before getting the start today in League Cup action. He was involved in every single goal for The Cottagers, and made an impact throughout the match.
We certainly enjoyed that! Hopefully, this leads to more opportunities for Luca de la Torre to appear on the first team and a boost in confidence for the youngster moving forward.