Martinez double send Inter to the top of the league

Martinez double send Inter to the top of the league

Lautaro Martinez scored twice as Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan edged past SPAL to move top of Serie A.

The Argentine striker, 22, fired in a 16th-minute opener from the edge of the area and headed in the hosts’ second four minutes before half-time.

Mattia Valoti responded for SPAL after the break, while goalkeeper Etrit Berisha denied Martinez his hat-trick.

Inter are one point above defending champions Juventus, who drew 2-2 with Sassuolo earlier on Sunday.

In-form Martinez has now scored five goals in three games and has 12 in his last 12 in all competitions.

Up next for Inter is the visit of fifth-placed Roma on Friday, before Conte’s side attempt to secure qualification to the Champions League knockout stages against Barcelona on 10 December.

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