Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi will be hoping that he can count on striker Lautaro Martinez to keep up his scoring record against big name European opposition in the Champions League in this evening’s group stage opener against Bayern Munich.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the coach is looking at the 25-year-old’s record in the competition since joining the Nerazzurri from River Plate in 2018 and believes that he can once again get on the scoresheet.
Martinez has now spent four seasons in Europe’s top competition with Inter, with this evening set to see his fifth campaign in it kick off with the Nerazzurri.
During that time, the Argentine has managed to get on the scoresheet against the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona, and Real Madrid, complementing his goals against big name opponents within Serie A.
Last season, Martinez scored Inter’s only goal in a 2-1 aggregate loss to eventual finalists Liverpool in the round of sixteen, a long-range screamer in the second leg to give his team hope, and Inzaghi is hoping that he can manage something similar this evening.