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While it may not be quite as impressive as Andrea Berlotti's eight minute hat-trick for Torino against Palermo last week, Mauro Icardi's nine minute perfect hat-trick during Internazionale's Serie A clash against Atalanta was still incredible.
The Argentine striker has proven to be a divisive figure among Inter's supporters in recent months, but they can't have helped but be impressed with the former Sampdoria man's form, this afternoon.
Icardi was quickest to react to a loose ball after an Inter free kick deflected into the Atalanta area, firing home to give his side the lead. The Argentinian then doubled the Nerazzurri's lead with a gorgeous Panenka penalty before completing his perfect hat-trick with a perfect header moments later.
The Nerazzurri raced into a 5-1 lead at half time in the San Siro, with Ever Banega helping himself to a brace.
Victory today will see Inter leapfrog Atalanta into fifth place in the Serie A table and boss Stefano Pioli will be hoping Icardi maintains his outstanding form throughout the remainder of the season as the 18 time Italian champions aim for a return to the Champions League.
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