Mauro Icardi netted from the penalty spot on the half-hour at Stadio Luigi Ferraris to put Inter 2-0 up after Ivan Perisic’s opener, Icardi bringing up his 100 goals in his 180th Serie A match.
The Argentina international then made it 3-0 and moved on to 101 soon after, beating Sampdoria goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano with an audacious backheel from close range.
Icardi netted his first Serie A goal way back in November 2012, scoring Sampdoria’s third in a 3-1 Derby della Lanterna win over rivals Genoa.
He went on to get 10 in Italy’s top flight that season, convincing Inter to part with €6million to secure his signature.
Although Icardi only managed nine in his first campaign with Inter, he has gone on to become a vital figure at the club and is now captain.
He followed up that season with 22 in 2013-14, but his personal best in a single term is the 24 he managed in 2016-17.
His brace against Sampdoria takes him on to 20 for the current campaign, giving him nine more matches to reach 25 and better his tally from last season.