Inter Milan Best AC Milan in Derby as Lautaro Martinez Strikes Again
Lautaro Martinez had a night to remember in the Inter Milan derby clash against AC Milan on Feb 6, 2023. The Argentinian striker scored a stunning hat-trick and ran circles around the opposition’s defense with his explosive pace, incisive passing, and clinical finishing.
The home crowd was ecstatic as Martinez opened the scoring in the 19th minute with a precise shot from outside of the box which flew past the keeper into the top corner. He then doubled Inter’s lead shortly before halftime when he raced onto a through ball from Romelu Lukaku and coolly chipped it over goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
The party atmosphere inside San Siro Stadium continued in the second half when Martinez completed his hat-trick 10 minutes after play resumed. This time he capitalized on a defensive error to race clear of his marker and fire an unstoppable shot past Donnarumma.
By now it was apparent that Martinez had singlehandedly won this match for Inter and sent them three points clear at the top of Serie A table. His performance earned him rapturous applause from all sides of stadium as if every spectator was wearing an Inter Milan jersey!
As one of South America’s most exciting young prospects, Martinez has been tipped for stardom by many pundits since he joined Inter in 2020. However, this match demonstrated that he is ready to take his game up another level and become one of Europe’s elite forwards. With twelve goals in twelve league games so far this season, it is certainly looking that way – especially when you consider that both Juventus and Napoli have conceded more goals than any other teams in Serie A!
Off the field, Martinez has not been shy about expressing his delight at playing under manager Antonio Conte (who arrived at Inter back in 2019). He credits Conte as being instrumental in helping him develop his overall game; something which was evident during this derby clash.
It may only be February yet there is no denying that Martinez has emerged as one of Europe’s hottest properties with this display against AC Milan. If he continues to light up Serie A like he did on Feb 6th, then no doubt we will soon see him wearing an Inter Milan jersey at some of Europe’s biggest stadiums!
Inter had the potential to score twice, however Romelu Lukaku was denied due to a foul on his part and Lautaro’s goal was disallowed for offside. Despite this, there was no taking away from the absolute masterclass that Martinez had put on tonight.
Lautaro Martinez’s hat-trick against AC Milan will certainly be remembered as a momentous occasion in Inter Milan’s history. Not only did it help secure a vital win and consolidate their position at the top of Serie A, but it also showcased one of South America’s brightest talents – Lautaro Martinez. We are sure to see more magical moments like these throughout the rest of his career!