Inter thrash Lecce as Lautaro scores a brace

Inter thrash Lecce as Lautaro scores a brace

Inter Milan thrash Lecce as they continued their charge for the Serie A title with a commanding 4-0 victory. They have their nine-point lead at the top of the table. Captain Lautaro Martinez led the charge with two goals, supported by strikes from Davide Frattesi and Stefan de Vrij. The Nerazzurri asserted their dominance once again away from home.

The win saw Inter reclaim their advantage at the league summit, with a game in hand over second-placed Juventus. This victory epitomized their resilience, especially considering their injury woes, with key players like first-choice goalkeeper Yann Sommer absent due to illness. Marcus Thuram, Juan Cuadrado, and Francesco Acerbi sidelined with injuries.

Despite the challenges, Simone Inzaghi’s side showcased their depth and adaptability. They extend their winning streak in all competitions to an impressive 10 games. Inzaghi highlighted the difficulties faced by coaches when dealing with multiple absentees, emphasizing the team’s ability to overcome such hurdles.

Following their narrow 1-0 triumph over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last-16 first leg. Inter rotated their squad for the Lecce encounter, resting midfielders Hakan Calhanoglu and Nicolo Barella. However, this tactical adjustment didn’t hinder their performance. Martinez opened the scoring in the 15th minute, marking his 100th Serie A goal.

Inter thrash Lecce

Inter Milan thrash Lecce with a 4-0 victory

The second half saw Inter’s dominance translate into goals, with Frattesi doubling their lead before Martinez extended it further with his second of the match. Martinez’s tally for the season reached 22 goals, surpassing his previous best in Serie A.

De Vrij put the finishing touch with a powerful header from a Dimarco corner, sealing the comprehensive victory for Inter. This triumph also marked a milestone for Inter, as they scored in 20 consecutive away Serie A matches for the first time in their history. With their next challenge against Atalanta looming, Inter’s stellar form and squad depth position them as formidable contenders not only in Serie A but also in the Champions League.

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