While Inter continued their dominant start to the season by disposing of Fiorentina, it was a historic day for striker Lautaro Martinez who wrote his name in the club’s hall of fame.
World Cup winner Lautaro Martinez would have dreamt of this moment as a child to become one of the all-time top scorers players for one of Europe’s top clubs and now he has achieved the feat with Inter. The Argentinian’s emphatic brace against the Viola in the last Serie A match before the International break ensured that El Toro surpassed Ermanno Aebi in the Nerazzurri’s all-time top-scoring charts, securing 10th place with his 107 goals for the club.
The 26-year-old has a long way to go in his Inter career and now he poses to surpass Christian Vieri, who has set the mark at 123 goals. Lautaro is predicted to climb the list with time and his goalscoring prowess. At the top of the pile is the legendary Giuseppe Meazza, with an astounding 284 goals for the Milanese club. It will be a challenging task for Inter’s current striker to reach these heights but right now, he is showing no signs of stopping and someday, he might be able to achieve the most venerated spot.
Since joining the club in 2018, Lautaro Martinez’s 107 goals haul has come divided in the following competitions — 84 goals in the Serie A, 10 goals in the Champions League, eight goals in the Coppa Italia, three goals in the Europa League and two goals in the Italian Super Cup. A lethal marksman in the Italian league, Martinez’s thirst for personal silverware won’t end here. At 26, he has become an Inter legend, the road is set for him to grow more with his club.
Trambak Bhattacherjee | GIFN