The Belgian striker went down clutching his ankle in the second half following an aerial challenge and was substituted among a number of other planned changes from manager Ronald Koeman.
Lukaku limped down the tunnel to receive treatment on the injury, a worrying sight with the new Premier League season just seven days away and Arouna Kone as the only recognized senior striker in the squad.
Koeman revealed after the match that Lukaku had three stitches to close the cut and that his injury was "not serious" and that he expects him to be ready for next weekend's clash with Tottenham Hotspur.
"It is his heel," Koeman told the Liverpool Echo. "There was a lot of blood on his ankle and and he had had three stitches. Normally he is not a doubt [for next weekend]."
Lukaku had been active as the main striker against the Spanish side and forced a good save from the visiting goalkeeper with a curling shot in the first half.
A less accurate left-foot shot from the left side of the area missed high and wide as his last attacking contributor before he came off.
The game, Everton's last friendly of pre-season, was a disappointing affair settled early on by a penalty, conceded by the otherwise promising Idrissa Gueye who was making his first appearance since signing from Aston Villa.
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1 Posted 06/08/2016 at 16:43:58
2 Posted 06/08/2016 at 16:46:24
4 Posted 06/08/2016 at 16:49:09
5 Posted 06/08/2016 at 16:49:29
6 Posted 06/08/2016 at 17:01:01
7 Posted 06/08/2016 at 17:09:14
Lets hope its not too serious no matter what you view is of the big useless lump.
8 Posted 06/08/2016 at 17:10:21
9 Posted 06/08/2016 at 17:11:39
Bit suss though, injured before an ongoing transfer drama.
10 Posted 06/08/2016 at 17:16:50
It's going to be a long long season going by this display... Koeman must be as worried as us.
11 Posted 06/08/2016 at 17:18:42
12 Posted 06/08/2016 at 17:18:43
13 Posted 06/08/2016 at 17:18:44
It's the easy option which our lazy superstar was always going to opt for, it appears to be his nature!!!
15 Posted 06/08/2016 at 17:44:40
16 Posted 06/08/2016 at 17:52:01
The alternatives of Kone or Del Boy up front are too frightening to mention. The powers that be, both management and directors, have now got to move their lazy arses and put a team together.
That's unless 40 points is still the limit of ambition !
17 Posted 06/08/2016 at 18:07:10
18 Posted 06/08/2016 at 18:08:20
19 Posted 06/08/2016 at 18:27:51
20 Posted 06/08/2016 at 18:38:49
I've never really taken to him, in my eyes he's one of the laziest I've seen, he's vastly over rated, his finishing is shit and his Dad's a prick.
22 Posted 06/08/2016 at 19:32:49
Let's see what Koeman can do with him.
23 Posted 06/08/2016 at 21:20:34
I really don't understand what's going on behind the scenes at the moment...
24 Posted 06/08/2016 at 22:29:37
Both at big clubs but both wanting moves and as a result both careers are now in limbo.
The only common denominator is the agent Mino Raiola. He has a lot to answer for but I don't think he cares one jolt as he's guaranteed a big payday with these two.
25 Posted 06/08/2016 at 23:00:20
26 Posted 07/08/2016 at 04:24:15
A mate of mine teaches over the water and one of his pupils has a grandmother or aunt or some such female relative who works in the kitchen at Finch Farm. So, anyway, apparently the word on the turf is that, as soon as young Mr Stones departs for Man City (may I add, IMO, he has conducted himself in an absolutely exemplary fashion) then that will start a domino effect style transfer melee which will see anything up to five possibly six new quality players arriving at the club.
So, eg, Bony in, which in turn will trigger Lukaku to Chelsea, thus allowing Witsel in on a big deal (because Lukaku has a clause which states that he must earn equal money to the highest earner) and so forth etc... etc...
This way enables the club to generate the maximum from the two sales before increasing the wage structure and also improving the quality of the squad in the quickest and most cost-effective way possible. A sort of "two out but four in" good deal thing.
27 Posted 07/08/2016 at 04:31:09
And to think there's posters on here begging him to stay Like he really will pull his tripe out next season when no one comes in for him. Get real. The arrogant prick thinks he's above us.
I can't wait to see the back of him. He's never uttered a good word about this club. This club, by the way, who were the only ones willing to pay the vastly inflated fee for him. See you soon, big head.
28 Posted 07/08/2016 at 04:48:33
She didn't read the tea leaves and see all this did she?
29 Posted 07/08/2016 at 05:19:49
Thanks for sharing this solid information from such a plainly reliable source. I shall sleep more soundly in my bed tonight on the basis of these facts *cough*.
31 Posted 07/08/2016 at 07:26:05
Koeman was hoping to have more fresh faces in this past week and still nothing. It seems we are just as ill-prepared as any other season in recent history.
32 Posted 07/08/2016 at 08:17:12
That all sounds very reliable, now this info is out I expect a sudden cull of ancient dinner ladies at Finch Farm.
Considering we are now better off this is possibly the hardest transfer window for fans to understand since the idea was established.
33 Posted 07/08/2016 at 08:22:31
34 Posted 07/08/2016 at 08:44:33
'Everton dinner lady reveals secret transfer strategy.'
Koeman stated, "That's the last time I tell her anything for an extra scoop of chips."
35 Posted 07/08/2016 at 08:55:07
36 Posted 07/08/2016 at 09:17:25
37 Posted 07/08/2016 at 09:23:24
38 Posted 07/08/2016 at 09:56:39
39 Posted 07/08/2016 at 10:24:18
How can TWO such solid sources be wrong?
40 Posted 07/08/2016 at 10:32:14
42 Posted 07/08/2016 at 12:20:38
43 Posted 07/08/2016 at 12:49:46
44 Posted 07/08/2016 at 14:45:56
I wonder if she can cook Hart I know that's offal.
Will EFC players start to pull their tripe out?
Who cooks the books these days?
Will EFC fans boil over if the season gets off to a slow start?
Can the dinner lady debony a lamb shank?
Can she cure Roms eel
Someone else can have a go now!
46 Posted 07/08/2016 at 16:15:22
47 Posted 07/08/2016 at 16:20:12
What's happened to Tarashaj is he not a member of the squad?
48 Posted 07/08/2016 at 16:31:40
49 Posted 07/08/2016 at 16:52:46
50 Posted 07/08/2016 at 17:16:07
51 Posted 07/08/2016 at 18:20:41
52 Posted 07/08/2016 at 18:27:58
53 Posted 07/08/2016 at 19:39:34
54 Posted 07/08/2016 at 19:51:58
Shome mishtake shurely.
55 Posted 08/08/2016 at 06:10:24
56 Posted 10/08/2016 at 19:47:53
Bony will come from City, Bolasie from Palace. Add to that another midfield play maker and Ron has done his business, and very exciting business I would add!
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