Lautaro Martinez scored all four goals as Inter Milan defeated Salernitana by 4-0 on Saturday to stay top in Serie A. Inter made a comeback from their first loss of the season midweek against Sassuolo thanks to a sensational second-half display from Martinez. Inter are level on 18 points with Milan, who went top earlier in the day after they beat Lazio 2-0.
The Argentina striker chipped Marcus Thuram's superb ball over goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa to break the deadlock just past the hour. Salernitana's Mateusz Legowski's goal disallowed for offside before Martinez drilled in his second from a cross from Nicolo Barella.
Lautaro Martinez completed his hat-trick in the 85th minute from the penalty spot after Thuram was bundled to the ground. He added another with a first-time finish from Carlos Augusto's pass.
"I'm happy because I helped the team, it's all that counts. It was important to win after all the criticism aimed at us after our defeat on Wednesday," said Martinez. "I'm not thinking about the title for top scorer, I just want to help the team," he added.