WATCH: Mauro Icardi dismantles old team, scoring three goals in 14 minutes
A day to forget for Sampdoria
Inter Milan's inconsistency has cursed them this season. Under Luciano Spalletti they have improved significantly and captain Mauro Icardi has continued to score with impressive regularity, but sloppily dropping points has seen them drop away from the title race. This afternoon, though, they were firing on all cylinders and romped to victory smashing five goals past Sampdoria at the beautifully named Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
The star of the show was former Samp star and Inter talisman Mauro Icardi. After Ivan Perišić had opened the scoring, Icardi was quick to double Inter's lead four minutes later from the spot. He then went on an unstoppable run and completed a hat-trick before half-time.
The Argentine also grabbed a fourth goal shortly after the second half began, and was subbed off just after the hour mark. His exit was jeered by the home fans, predictably displeased at the scoreline and the way their former player celebrated their humiliation.
There were 21 minutes of gameplay between Icardi's first and fourth.
Mauro Icardi making movements 🔥
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Inter's third and fifth goals, Icardi's second and fourth, are the stand out finishes. The instinctive back heel and the delicate technique used for the final goal show just why he is so highly rated among viewers of Italian footbal, and how he managed to join the Serie A 100 club at the age of 25.