Lautaro Martinez makes history with poker off bench for Inter Milan

Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez has, on Saturday evening, etched his name into the history books of Italian football.

For those not aware, Inter, and Martinez, were back in action a short time ago.

Fresh off a shock first defeat of the season at the hands of Sassuolo in midweek, the Nerazzurri made the trip to Salernitana, eyeing a swift return to winning ways.

And, when all was said and done, this is precisely what the evening’s visitors managed.

With 55 minutes on the clock at the Stadio Arechi, the scoreline remained deadlocked, with Simone Inzaghi, in turn, having turned to his bench for inspiration.

After resting captain and talisman Lautaro Martinez ahead of next week’s Champions League showdown with Benfica, the Argentine was thrown into the fray, to add a different dimension to Inter’s frontline.

And, safe to say, he went on to add exactly that.

Incredibly, across the game’s final 35 minutes, Martinez found the net four times, to guide his side to a dominant victory.

Not only that, but, in the process, the frontman made history.

As revealed by statisticians Opta, Martinez, tonight, became ‘the first player to score four goals as a substitute in Serie A in the three points for a win era’.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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