Inter’s Lautaro Martinez Scores 4 Goals as a Substitute, Makes Seria A History

Lautaro Martinez during a Chievo v. Inter Milan game in 2018
Lautaro Martinez during a Chievo v. Inter Milan game in 2018. Photo by Tim Rogers/Shutterstock (10038887ad)

After an unexpected slip-up against Sassuolo earlier this week, Inter Milan bounced back on Saturday with a resounding 0-4 win over Salernitana. All four of Inter’s goals were scored by Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez, who made some history in the process.

Martinez started the game on the bench and made his way into the game in the 55th minute. He proceeded to score his first goal seven minutes later and added three more by the 89th minute. By doing so, he became the first player to score four goals as a substitute in a single Seria A match.

Martinez was on a hot scoring streak even before the Salernitana game, scoring five times in the previous six Seria A matches. He now has 10 goals in eight matches in all competitions this season.

“I scored four goals but the important thing is that Inter won the game,” said Martinez after the game. “It was crucial for us. We lost a game at San Siro that I don’t think we deserved but we conceded two goals from our errors, so we had to win today.”

Inter won their opening five matches of the 2022-23 season in the domestic league before suffering a surprising 1-2 loss to Sassuolo on Wednesday. The most recent win allowed them to jump over their crosstown rivals Milan and return to the top of Seria A standings.