Final score

31 January 2016 20:45

AC Milan
32' (2nd half) Niang
28' (2nd half) Bacca
35' Alex
3 - 0
Inter
referee Antonio Damato / linesmen Di Liberatore, Dobosz / 4th man Preti / assistants Mazzoleni, Calvarese
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Minutes Text commentary
46' The first half draws to a close. AC Milan lead 1-0 at the break thanks to Alex's headed goal.
45' There'll be a minimum of one minute of added time here at San Siro.
45' Jovetic gets a yellow card for a handball.
43' Donnarumma rushes out to dispossess Perisic, Juan Jesus swings it in with the goalie rushing back but Jovetic can't keep the header down.
39' Eder swings in a cross from the right, but there's no-one in Inter black and blue waiting at the far post. Alex clears the danger.
35' Alex gets up above Santon to head home a Honda cross and put AC Milan ahead.
35' Wonderful defending from Miranda, who cuts out a cross just ahead of the onrushing Honda.
34' Jovetic fires towards goal from just inside the area, but Donnarumma gets down well to make the save.
34' Santon fires a cross in from the right - Alex swings a boot at it and it balloons over the bar for an Inter corner.
33' Ljajic finds Jovetic on the AC Milan byline, but the Montenegrin's backheel pass is cut out by the Rossoneri defence.
30' It's been a breathless first half hour at the Meazza, but the tempo has just dropped a touch.
24' Bonaventura lines up a free-kick just over 35 yards out, but it sails harmlessly over the bar.
20' Perisic scuttles round the back of Antonelli but can't guide the telling pass into a team-mate's path. Lovely move from Inter.
17' Kucka fires a fierce ball across goal but Handanovic gets down in double-quick time to cut it out. Niang is then flagged offside.
15' Ljajic and Jovetic look to work a one-two on the edge of the area. Romagnoli steps in and concedes the corner.
13' Perisic looks for goal with a curling left-footed effort, but it's deflected behind for a corner.
12' Honda fires a ball across from the right, but Juan Jesus and Miranda cut out the danger.
9' Inter are pushing hard now. Brozovic has a crack from distance, but Donnarumma makes the save.
6' Another big chance for Inter. Juan Jesus' cross finds Eder at the back post, but the Italian can't manage to guide the header goalwards.
5' Chance for Inter. Perisic finds Eder in space on the right - the Italian makes a beeline for goal and squares for Jovetic, but Alex clears.
2' Niang leads a quick AC Milan break, but Santon makes no mistake in sliding it out for a throw.
1' And they're off! Roberto Mancini's side get the first half underway. Forza Inter!
1' The teams walk out onto the pitch. There are just a few seconds to go until kick-off in the derby!
1' We're almost ready to go at the Meazza. The Derby della Madonnina is part of Serie A TIM 2015/16 Week 22.
Minutes Text commentary
48' The final whistle blows. AC Milan run out 3-0 winners thanks to goals from Alex, Bacca and Niang.
45' There'll be three minutes' added time here at San Siro.
43' Final change from AC Milan, with Mihajlovic sending on Boateng in place of Honda.
42' Inter make their third and final change, with Ljajic heading off to be replaced by Telles.
40' AC Milan make another change, with Bertolacci coming on to replace Bacca.
38' Honda takes aim with his left foot from midway inside the Inter area, but Miranda makes the block. Corner kick.
36' Handanovic saves from Bacca's shot.
35' Balotelli gets a booking within seconds of coming on.
34' AC Milan make a change of their own and it's Niang coming off to be replaced by Balotelli.
33' Inter make another change, with Felipe Melo coming on for Perisic.
32' Handanovic denies Niang on the first attempt, but the AC Milan man slots home the rebound to make it 3-0.
29' Ljajic swings in a corner. Eder gets his head on it but it's just wide of the post.
28' Goal for AC Milan. Niang fires in a dangerous cross from the right and it's Bacca who directs it goalwards for 2-0.
25' Icardi steps up to take the penalty... Donnarumma doesn't move a muscle but it cannons back off the post! Still 0-0.
24' Icardi draws a great save from Donnarumma, but on the rebound Alex fells the Inter No.9. Penalty to Inter!
21' Ljajic looks to set Icardi in behind the AC Milan backline, but Donnarumma rushes out to claim at his feet.
20' Kucka picks up a yellow for handball.
19' First change from Inter and it's Icardi who takes the place of Jovetic.
17' Santon swings in a cross from the right, but neither Eder nor Jovetic can get a head on it in the centre.
14' Brozovic takes aim from distance, but the ball whistles over the crossbar.
13' Eder leads an Inter break, but he's tripped by Alex. Yellow card for the Brazilian.
11' Alex nods down a free-kick. Bonaventura pounces on the loose ball, but Inter get it away and out for a throw.
9' Perisic has a crack from distance, but his effort is off target.
8' AC Milan win the ball back midway inside the Inter half, but Kucka makes a mess of the crucil pass for Bacca and the danger is cleared.
5' Eder ends up in a heap in the box after a coming together with Donnarumma. Damato says no penalty. Mancini is sent off amongst the protests.
1' The second half begins with neither side making any substitutions.
Santon
2.84
2.84
Jesus
3.37
3.37
Handanovic
5.14
5.14
Icardi
3.49
3.49
Medel
3.59
3.59
Brozovic
2.67
2.67
Miranda
4.26
4.26
Murillo
3.89
3.89
Jovetic
2.77
2.77
Perisic
3.31
3.31
Ljajic
3.15
3.15
Melo
3.28
3.28
Telles
3.68
3.68
Eder
4.75
4.75
Average rating 3.59
5 shots on target 4
5 shots off target 5
17 fouls committed 14
5 corners 6
2 offsides 0
53% ball possession 47%
wins(35) draws(26) defeats(33)

MILAN – Inter were condemned to a derby defeat on Sunday night as AC Milan won through 3-0 at San Siro.

After a breathless start to the first half, AC Milan took the lead ten minutes from the break through an Alex header. Mauro Icardi saw his spotkick cannon back off the post on 70 minutes, and it proved to be a costly miss as Bacca made it 2-0 shortly afterwards. Niang completed the scoring 13 minutes from the end.

Roberto Mancini had handed Eder a first start alongside Jovetic, with Perisic and Ljajic providing the support on the wings. Sinisa Mihajlovic meanwhile lined up with a 4-4-2 formation that saw Niang and Bacca lead the line.

The first few minutes were all about Eder: first the Italian barrelled after Perisic’s through ball only to have his cross cut out by Alex, then he saw his header sail away from goal after Juan Jesus’ cross. On 12 minutes, Eder led an Inter break to feed Perisic, whose left-footed effort forced a corner.

Samir Handanovic was called into action on 15 minutes, diving forward to get a palm to Kucka’s fierce cross before Niang could apply the finish. Inter reacted with an attack of their own, Jovetic’s backheel setting Perisic through on goal only for the Rossoneri defence to stand firm once again.

It had been a pulsating first half an hour, with the Nerazzurri enjoying plenty of chances. Yet there was a blow on the horizon for Roberto Mancini’s side as Alex rose highest to head home Honda’s cross and give AC Milan a 1-0 lead on 35 minutes.

Inter looked to respond through the lively Eder, whose cross was cut out by Alex before it could find a team-mate. Minutes later, Donnarumma rushed out to dispossess Perisic only for the ball to fall to Juan Jesus: with the goalie rushing back, the Brazilian’s cross was headed over by Jovetic.

There were no changes at half-time and Inter began the second period brightly. On 49 minutes, a coming together between Donnarumma and Eder saw the Nerazzurri appeal for a penalty, but the referee shook his head and instead sent Roberto Mancini to the stands.

Icardi was introduced in place of Jovetic on 63 minutes as Inter looked to turn the result around. And the captain had an immediate impact, winning a penalty from Alex. Icardi himself stepped up to take it, but saw his effort bounce back off the post with Donnarumma rooted to the spot.

The energy was coursing round San Siro, but there was to be more frustration for the Nerazzurri as Niang whipped in a dangerous cross from the right and Bacca fired home for 2-0 on 73 minutes.

Inter pushed forward urgently, with Eder guiding a header narrowly wide from a Ljajic corner, but the momentum was with the Rossoneri and they soon had their third goal: Bonaventura burst into the box and teed up Niang on the right, and while Handanovic produced a fine save to deny the Frenchman’s first effort he was powerless to stop him stroking home the rebound.

The Nerazzurri tried in vain to salvage something from the game, but there was to be no consolation on a difficult night for the black and blue side of Milan.

AC Milan 3-0 Inter (HT: 1-0)
Scorers: Alex 36, Bacca 73, Niang 77.

AC MILAN: 99 Donnarumma; 20 Abate, 33 Alex, 13 Romagnoli, 31 Antonelli; 10 Honda (Boateng 88), 27 Kucka, 18 Montolivo, 28 Bonaventura; 19 Niang (Balotelli 79), 70 Bacca (Bertolacci 85).
Subs not used: 32 Abbiati, 97 Liveri, 2 De Sciglio, 4 Mauri, 7 Menez, 16 Poli, 17 Zapata, 25 Simic, 96 Calabria.
Coach: Sinisa Mihajlovic.

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 21 Santon, 25 Miranda, 24 Murillo, 5 Jesus; 17 Medel, 77 Brozovic; 44 Perisic (Melo 78), 23 Eder, 22 Ljajic (Telles 87); 10 Jovetic (Icardi 63).
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 46 Berni, 7 Kondogbia, 8 Palacio, 27 Gnoukouri, 33 D'Ambrosio, 55 Nagatomo, 97 Manaj.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Bookings: Jovetic 45, Alex 57, Kucka 64, Balotelli 80.
Added time: 1 + 3 mins.

Referee: Damato.
Assistants: Di Liberatore, Dobosz.
Fourth official: Preti.
Additional assistants: Mazzoleni, Calvarese.

starting lineups

Donnarumma 99 1 Handanovic
Abate 20 21 Santon
Alex 33 25 Miranda
Romagnoli 13 24 Murillo
Antonelli 31 5 Jesus
Honda 10 17 Medel
Kucka 27 77 Brozovic
Montolivo 18 44 Perisic
Bonaventura 28 23 Eder
Niang 19 22 Ljajic
Bacca 70 10 Jovetic

substitutes

Abbiati 32 30 Carrizo
Livieri 97 46 Berni
De Sciglio 2 7 Kondogbia
Mauri 4 8 Palacio
Menez 7 9 Icardi
Poli 16 12 Telles
Zapata 17 27 Gnoukouri
Simic 25 33 D'Ambrosio
Balotelli 45 55 Nagatomo
Boateng 72 83 Melo
Bertolacci 91 97 Manaj
Calabria 96