Inter strikers Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez have enjoyed a fine goalscoring start to the season, bagging nine goals in Serie A between them after six matchdays.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that Dzeko’s five goals in the league and Martinez’s four mean that they are the third-highest scoring strike pair in Europe.
Among European duos, only Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr., and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry have managed to outscore Dzeko and Martinez so far this season.
The pair have also eclipsed the total achieved by Martinez and Romelu Lukaku by this point in the season last campaign.
Last season Lukaku had scored five goals by the sixth matchday, while Martinez had managed three, one fewer than he has done this season despite having missed the first match of the campaign through injury.
Dzeko’s five goals in his first six matches in a Nerazzurri shirt have made his mark quickly, and have put him on par with the likes of Diego Milito, Christian Vieri, and Ronaldo for his goalscoring total after six matches.