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Twitter loves how Mauro Icardi celebrated after his hat-trick sealed Inter's 3-2 win over AC

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The Milan derby took place on Sunday night and for those of you who think the glory days of that rivalry are in the rearview mirror, both Inter and AC served up a pulsating affair in their first clash of the season.

Inter came out on top with a 3-2 victory over their cohabitants at the San Siro thanks to a hat-trick from Mauro Icardi.

Goals from former Liverpool man Suso and an own goal from Handanovic were not enough for the red half of Milan who fell to Icardi's penalty in the 90th minute.

Scoring a hat-trick in one of the biggest derbies in world football is one thing, but to get the job done in injury time makes the accomplishment extra sweet.

Naturally, the San Siro went wild when Icardi found the back of Gianluigi Donnarumma's net from 12 yards with the atmosphere reaching fever pitch.

However, it was Icardi's celebration after scoring that hat-trick that really got the people talking on Twitter.

Anybody recall how Lionel Messi celebrated after scoring the winner against Real Madrid last season? Well, you should. It wasn't that long ago after all!

Icardi impersonated his Argentinian teammate following his last-minute goal to decide the Derby della Madonnina and it seems as though Twitter approved:

Speaking ahead of the derby, Inter boss Luciano Spalletti paid Icardi a serious compliment when he compared him to one of the best forwards in the world over the last decade.

“We want to continue our positive path, we must be convinced that we will win. Icardi? Despite his young age, he has large shoulders, almost as much as Ibra. He knows what he must do to improve. He is on very good terms with everybody, he is having the right behaviour.

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“I think it’s the team that makes the difference, not an individual. We are working hard on this group dynamic, remembering it’s the group that defends, the group that creates a goal and the group that attacks,” Spalletti said.

Icardi is certainly carving out an elite reputation for himself after taking his haul to nine goals in eight games this season and at 24 years old, it's only a matter of time before a true European giant parts with a lot of cash for him.

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