Lautaro Martínez scores twice for Inter, reaches 19 goals in Serie A this season

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Lautaro Martínez scored twice for Inter as he reached 19 goals in Serie A this season.

Martínez continues his scoring form. The Argentine scored twice for Inter in their 4-2 win vs. Empoli.

With the score at 2-1 for Empoli, it was a ball into the penalty area to Lautaro and his first time effort beat the goalkeeper to draw Inter level. The second goal was also off a first time effort.

The Empoli goalkeeper made a save off an initial header and the clearance fell to Lautaro who would score to give Inter the 3-2 lead.

Now on 23 goals, this is Lautaro’s most prolific season.

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  1. Cuti vs. Liverpool tonight:
    1. Outperform Van Dijk aka the best defender in the world.
    2. Had at least 7-10 interceptions/defensive duels won.
    3. Kept Luis Diaz and Mane quiet
    4. Liverpool got a lucky deflected goal
    5. The commentator said “Outstanding Romero”
    6. No Liverpool players won one on one duel against him.
    7. Even if your grandma was the goalie, the score would have still been 1-1. He made Lloris job very easy against “the world best team” Liverpool.
    8. Man of the Match.

    My rating for him: 8

  2. Buendia finally played good. if I have to choose him or Macallister for the seleccion, I would pick Buendia. the reason is simple. Buendia can do anything Macallister can and more. Too bad the coaching management considers Buendia a winger not a midfielder.

    My choice for the 4th midfielder is still Palacios though, then Enzo Fernandez then Nicolas Dominguez.

    Btw, can’t wait to watch Cuti vs Liverpool in a couple of hours!

    • No, Macallister can play in 3 men midfield Buendia cant, Buendia is only good when he is the alpha man, who creates, doesnt work with Coutinho neither, for us it is Messi then Di Maria so Buendia cant do his job, for an attacker is not dangerous or fast enough. We have better midfielders who works in the system, defending, good off the ball, pressing, creating etc. Buendia is not that guy.

  3. A.Correa needs to move the fcuk out of A.Madrid if he really wants to go to the world cup. Last season he was Atletico’s top 5 players scoring the winning goal to clinch the title but this season due to Simeone’s obsession with non Argentine players and his rotational policy both Correa and Depaul are having mediocre season!!

    • I think Simeone is one of those coaches who never favors any of the compatriots. Maybe he has seen it somewhere that all of the world class coaches rarely have obsession on their compatriots. For example Conte is not obsessed with Italian players. Guardiola had a couple of Spaniards on City but he does not necessarily prefer Spanish players. Zidane wasn’t that much of a fan of French players and so on.

      Maybe Simeone thinks in order for him to be a world class manager, he has to ignore the fact whether a player is Argentine or not. Mediocre coaches usually likes his compatriots like Nuno Santo for example had like 6 Portuguese players or so when managing the Wolves. Then we remember how Koeman was obsessed with his compatriots like Depay, Luke De Jong, and so on.

      I am not a fan of Simeone, though. I agree Correa and De Paul need to go somewhere next season.

  4. Buendia performance today is reminiscent of his Norwich days. To me he’s not in contention for a central midfield role but rather he’s competing with Angel Correa, Ocampos, Dybala, etc for a half-winger, quasi-ten, second striker kind of position.

    • He should be in his full form to impress Gerrard. If he can then he would make it in the starting 11 next remaining games. That may force scaloni to include in the squad against Italy. Remember it should have to be an extraordinary from buendia. Anything below that means nothing good for him.

  5. Lautaro Martinez is very good player, criminally underrated but he is not world class yet but he will be very soon if he continues to perform in highest level like he is doing now in consistent level, I mean scoring 25 to 30 plus goals in every season… so happy for him …

  6. A lethal number 9 would be so crucial to our effort in Qatar. I hope Lautaro is fit and on fire in November just like now. Plus for us he tends to perform even better than for Inter.

    Crespo on Lautaro in an interview to Gazzetta dello Sport in February: “He’s a top striker, sought after by the biggest European clubs and who made the choice to stay at Inter because he wanted to grow his game. I follow him and, even if at a distance, I give him my affection. In the penalty area he is deadly. He can shoot well with his left and right foot. He’s good with his head and with acrobatic efforts”.