The Milan derby is one of the best occasions in the football calendar and a 3-2 to Inter Milan meant it was always going to be a classic occasion.
The man of the hour was Mauro Icardi, who scored a hat-trick for Inter Milan and managed to get all three points for Inter at the same time.
Icardi is one of the best forwards in the league and has certainly been someone who has seen their stock rise as each season has gone past – and the links with the Premier League are never far away – with Chelsea linked almost every transfer window – and with Antonio Conte looking for back up for Alvaro Morata this winter, Inter may once again face a fight to hold on to their best player.
AC Milan may have spent a huge amount in the summer, but it was Inter who won the game to go second in the table – and it was the penalty by Icardi and his subsequent celebration that got everyone talking.
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Icardi celebrated his hat-trick in the Milan derby like his idol Lionel Messi pic.twitter.com/1aiwB1q1ae
— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) October 15, 2017
Mauro Icardi has now score 4 goals in his last two Derby Della Madonnina. They used to say "He can't score against Milan" pic.twitter.com/4qFYeJW8Q7
— Eden (@EdenDassidy) October 15, 2017
Mauro Icardi and someone who wants to be like Icardi when he grows up pic.twitter.com/qlmABoTLcq
— Jordan (@JPens4Real21) October 15, 2017
Someone tell Icardi he's supposed to do that at an away ground pic.twitter.com/4JOMqzBunJ
— Demballer (@TheRielest) October 15, 2017
Imagine still thinkin Andre Silva better than Icardi lmao
— Skricardi (@Dunia_Interisti) October 15, 2017
Icardi scores a hattrick vs Milan & imitates his idol Marcelo’s celebration pic.twitter.com/f5oVYn52nB
— Ryan. (@Rygista) October 15, 2017
Wouldn’t Sampaoli be better off starting Icardi ahead of Messi for Argentina? It’s 2017 now, Icardi delivers so much more.
— adam (@FutboiAdam) October 15, 2017
Sign Icardi @FCBarcelona
— Noob Saibot(@Papii_Griizi) October 15, 2017
Big fan of this Dybala slander and Icardi praise at same time.
— Víaan (@Ovvathavan) October 15, 2017
Mauro Icardi's Milan Derby by numbers:
100% shot accuracy
2 chances created
2 fouls suffered
Born finisher. pic.twitter.com/e9OCQlxFSP
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 15, 2017