A Lautaro MARTINEZ hattrick for Racing Club sealed a 4-2 victory against Cruzeiro in the Copa Libertadores.
Two goals in the first half and a thrid in the second gave Lautaro MARTINEZ his first Copa Libertadores hattrick in his first Copa Libertadores match. Not only one of the hottest prospects in Argentina but of South America, MARTINEZ’s value continues to grow and the week can get better for the Racing youngster.
With Argentina National Team coach Jorge SAMPAOLI once more in attendance, MARTINEZ gave the coach three more reasons to call him up for Argentina on Thursday. SAMPAOLI will announce his list on Thursday and with strong rumors that Paulo DYBALA of Juventus missing out, it could mean that MARTINEZ make it into the team.
A beautiful touch after a lovely cross sent into the area in the 14th minute gave Racing the 1-0 lead. Cruzeiro drew level in the 30th minute with a header to make it 1-1 before they hit the post in the 32nd minute.
Lautaro MARTINEZ gave Racing the lead right before the end of the half when the club from Avellaneda played a short free kick and MARTINEZ slotted the ball into the back of the net.
In the second half, the Brazilian’s came close to drawing level hitting the crossbar. With 18 minutes on the clock in the second half, MARTINEZ completed his hattrick off a flying header to give Racing a 3-1 lead. Cruzeiro pulled one back off a fantastic free kick. Racing eventually made it 4-2 with SOLARI scoring the final goal of the match.
Lautaro MARTINEZ hattrick
MARTINEZ is the latest 20 year told to score a hattrick in the Copa Libertadores. The last 20 year old to do it? A certain NEYMAR in 2012 against Internacional.
Only a few 20-year-olds were able to score a hat trick in the Copa Libertadores with Lautaro Martinez being the latest one. The last prominent one? Neymar against Internacional in 2012. pic.twitter.com/KGTwHN6fxI
— Roberto Rojas (@RobertoRojas97) February 28, 2018