Lautaro Martinez scored all 4 objectives as Inter Milan thrashed Salernitana 4-0 on Saturday to remain prime in Serie A, whereas AC Milan stored tempo with their metropolis rivals after overcoming Lazio. Inter rebounded from their first lack of the season midweek in opposition to Sassuolo due to a sensational second-half show from Martinez. The Argentina striker dinked Marcus Thuram’s very good ball over residence goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa to interrupt the impasse simply previous the hour. Salernitana’s Mateusz Legowski had a aim disallowed for offside earlier than Martinez drilled in his second from a cross from Nicolo Barella.
Martinez accomplished his hat-trick on 85 minutes after from the penalty spot Thuram was bundled to the bottom. He added one other with a first-time end from Carlos Augusto’s cross.
“I am blissful as a result of I helped the staff, it is all that counts. It was necessary to win after all of the criticism aimed toward us after our defeat on Wednesday,” mentioned Martinez, who tops the Serie A scoring charts with 9 objectives.
“I am not fascinated about the title for prime scorer, I simply need to assist the staff.”
Inter are degree on 18 factors with Milan, who had briefly gone prime earlier within the day after they overcame a struggling Lazio 2-0.
Christian Pulisic gave Milan the lead on the hour on the San Siro when he slammed in a bobbling cross from Rafael Leao for his third aim since becoming a member of from Chelsea.
Leao was once more concerned as Milan made certain of the factors within the 88th minute, the Portugal winger bursting into the world earlier than slicing the ball again for Noah Okafor to slip residence.
“I assumed we put numerous strain on, it was only a matter of time, we lastly opened it up and from there it was a extremely sturdy efficiency,” Pulisic instructed DAZN.
“I have not been right here a very long time, there are numerous new gamers, however we’re actually beginning to gel effectively. I’m actually having fun with my time with the staff.”
France goalkeeper Mike Maignan returned for Milan after lacking the previous two video games with a thigh damage he sustained in a goalless draw in opposition to Newcastle within the Champions League.
Lazio suffered their fourth defeat of the season and dropped to 14th place, with simply seven factors from as many matches.
Osimhen heading in the right direction
Napoli secured their second victory in 4 days as Victor Osimhen got here off the bench and scored in a 4-0 win at Lecce, bumping the Italian champions as much as third.
After a run of three video games and not using a win, Rudi Garcia’s facet have rediscovered some type heading into subsequent week’s Champions League conflict at residence to Actual Madrid.
Centre-back Leo Ostigard headed Napoli forward early on together with his first league aim for the membership, however it wasn’t till the half-time introduction of Osimhen that the guests took management of the sport.
The Nigerian nodded in a cross from Khvicha Kvaratskhelia on 51 minutes earlier than late objectives from Gianluca Gaetano and Matteo Politano sealed the rout.
Politano struck from the spot as Osimhen left penalty duties to a team-mate for the second recreation working after the membership posted a video on-line mocking him for a missed try.
After the participant’s agent threatened authorized motion