Watch Lautaro Martinez’s WILD celebrations as Inter battle Empoli 2-0 to stay in mad Serie A title chase
LAUTARO MARTINEZ celebrated wildly as Inter Milan fought back from two goals down to beat Empoli 4-2.
The mad chase for the Serie A title took another twist on Friday as Inter’s stunning comeback saw them overtake rivals AC Milan at the top of the table.
Empoli took the lead in the 5th minute at the San Siro through Andrea Pinamonti.
And the minnows silenced the home crowd by doubling their lead through Kristjan Asllani in the 28th minute.
But defending champions Inter proved they weren’t about to give up their crown without a fight.
Intense pressure saw Empoli give in and concede an own goal from Simone Romagnoli minutes before the break.
But with seconds of the first half still to play, Martinez pounced for his first of the night to restore parity.
Inter came out strong in the second half and were leading 3-2 within 20 minutes when Martinez scored his second goal.
The Argentina star threw off his jersey and undershirt in jubilation as he wildly celebrated his goal in front of the San Siro crowd.
The goal was his 19th of the Serie A campaign and his 23rd in all competitions.
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And Martinez looked absolutely delighted to put Inter back on top.
Victory was secured in the 94th minute when Alexis Sanchez netted 4-2.
But most importantly for Inter, this result meant they moved back above AC Milan in first place.
There is now just one point separating the fierce rivals, with Inter also boasting a better goal difference of 15.
However, Milan are still in pole position as the campaign enters its penultimate stage.
Inter have just two games left against Cagliari and Sampdoria.
And they are also due to face Juventus first in the Coppa Italia final on Wednesday.
But AC Milan still have THREE league games to play, with their win over Verona on Sunday putting them back above Inter.
Stefano Pioli’s men then end the season against Atalanta and Sassuolo.
It’s been 11 years since Milan last won the Serie A title.
And he’s sure to go down to the wire in a biting finish for AC and Inter fans.