NEWS
Wednesday September 11 2019
Lautaro makes Argentina history

Inter striker Lautaro Martinez has become the first Argentina player to score three goals against Mexico since 1930.

Martinez took just 16 minutes to bag a first-half hat-trick as Argentina thrashed Mexico 4-0 on Tuesday evening.

With that, the 22-year-old made history as the first player to accomplish such a feat since since former Napoli and Genoa attacker Guillermo Stabile in 1930.

However, he was replaced by Juventus forward Paulo Dybala at half-time.

“We’d already planned to take him off at half-time,” CT Lionel Scaloni told TyC Sports after the game.

“It wasn’t fair, but he came here with a slight knock. I hope he always has problems!"

Lautaro has now netted nine times in 13 caps for the Albiceleste, while beginning the season for Inter in a front two with Romelu Lukaku.