Inter Milan captain Lautaro Martinez is aiming to end his drought at the Stadio Olimpico when he spearheads his club’s charge against Roma.
The Argentine is having a sensational campaign. He has already scored 19 goals from 20 Serie A appearances, leaving his Capocannoniere rivals in his dust.
But as Tuttosport (via FcInterNews) points out, the 26-year-old hasn’t been prolific in front goal against the Giallorossi in particular throughout his time at Inter.
The 2022 World Cup winner has only managed to score once against the capital side. This occurred in the 3-1 win on the 23rd of April 2022. Marcelo Brozovic and Denzel Dumfries were also on the scoresheet that day.
But while that occasion took place at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, Lautaro never managed to score against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.
Therefore, the Argentina international will be hellbent on ending his taboo by firing one or more past Rui Patricio.
Based on the striker’s form this season, the stats suggest he’ll manage to net a goal this weekend.
This is because Martinez has never failed to score in back-to-back Serie A appearances this season.
Since he wasn’t on the scoresheet last Sunday against Juventus, many will tip him to deliver the goods in the Eternal City.
Inter Milan Captain Lautaro Martinez Aiming For His First Goal Against Roma At The Olimpico
Nevertheless, Lautaro will be hoping to guide his team to victory, regardless of whether he scores or not.
Inter managed to open a four-point following their crucial Derby d’Italia victory over Juventus. They also still have an extra match in hand.
Therefore, they wouldn’t want to throw away their advantage in the race with a disappointing result in the Italian capital.
The well-anticipated Serie A fixture kicks off on Saturday at 18:00 CET.