Is the picture of Mike Maignan and Lautaro Martinez kissing real or fake during the Milan derby

Is the picture of Mike Maignan and Lautaro Martinez kissing real or fake during the Milan derby

Mike Maignan and Lautaro Martinez are making headlines after they left their fans baffled after a screenshot of both of them surfaced online

The screengrab of the two players depicts Mike and Lautaro “kissing on the lips,” have left their fans stunned.

For the unfamiliar, the two players were competing during Monday night’s match between AC Milan and fierce rivals Inter at the San Siro. Although the derby was always a significant event, this time it carried extra weight as Inter had the chance to secure the Serie A title with a win.

Is the picture of Mike Maignan and Lautaro Martinez kissing real or fake during the Milan derby match

Simone Inzaghi’s squad seemed on course to do just that, taking an early two-goal lead through goals from Francesco Acerbi and Marcus Thuram.

Milan mounted a comeback attempt, cutting the deficit in half when Fikayo Tomori headed in from close range with just 10 minutes left to play.


Did Mike Maignan and Lautaro Martinez Kiss?

In the intense and heated atmosphere, tempers flared, leading to the dismissals of Denzel Dumfries and Theo Hernandez following a scuffle that we saw in the 93rd minute. With the game now at 10 versus 10, Milan launched a desperate push to avoid the embarrassment of conceding the title to their rivals.

As the five minutes of stoppage time expired, Milan was awarded a corner, knowing it was their last opportunity to level the score. Goalkeeper Mike Maignan joined the attack, as he had on a previous set-piece just minutes earlier.

As Samuel Chukwueze prepared to take the corner, another clash broke out when Davide Calabria elbowed Davide Frattesi in the face. Amid the chaos, Lautaro Martinez and Maignan were seen confronting each other, with the goalkeeper angrily pointing a finger at the Argentine.

While the two squared off, a snapshot of the incident suggested they had kissed, though that was far from the truth.


Fans Reaction

However, as soon as the screengrab found its place online, it started making rounds across social media platforms including X/Twitter, Reddit etc. Fans of the two players seemed to be enjoying the moment as well as they started making the ‘couple’ out of the two.

One such fan took to X and wrote, “Is this real?” Another one added, “Amid chaos last night Mike Maignan and Lautaro Martinez found love.” A third one joined, “Mike Maignan kissing the B**itch Lautaro Martinez.”

About Mike Maignan & Lautaro Martinez

Mike Peterson Maignan, who is professionally known as Mike Maignan was born in Cayenne, French Guiana on July 3, 1995. The 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) tall player plays as the Goalkeeper for AC Milan and the France national team.

The 28-year-old player is widely recognized as one of the best goalkeepers due to his leadership qualities, reflexes and distribution.

Meanwhile, the 26-year-old Argentine professional footballer Lautaro Martinez plays as a Striker for Inter Milan and the Argentina national team. The 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) tall player was born in Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina on August 22, 1997.


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