Final score

29 August 2009 20:45

AC Milan
22' (2nd half) Stankovic
46' Maicon
36' Milito (P)
29' Motta
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli / Linesmen: Lanciano, Rossomando / Fourth official: Gervasoni
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48' Half time. AC Milan 0-3 Inter!
46' GOAL!!!!! Maicon skips past Jankulovski, combines with Milito and crashes beyond Storari, and we're 3-0 up at the break!
45' Lucio close to a third after a bit of pinball in the Milan box. The Brazil captain's back-post shot is somehow kept out by Storari.
45' Three minutes of additional time.
43' Borriello powers over his header from Ronaldinho's left-wing corner and the Inter fans chant 'Serie B, Serie B, Serie B'.
40' Milan down to ten men!!!! Leonardo was about to bring on Seedorf for Gattuso but there's no need now as the Italian - already booked for his penalty foul on Eto'o - is given his marching orders after a foul on Sneijder.
36' GOAL!!!!! Diego Milito, who scored both goals in the pre-season World Football Challenge win over Milan, makes it 2-0 with a perfect conversion from the spot. AC MILAN 0-2 INTER.
35' PENALTY!!!! Samuel Eto'o races into the Milan box and is brought down by Gennaro Gattuso.
35' Gattuso is shown a yellow card.
34' Walter Samuel is booked for a challenge on Pato.
30' Borriello has a chance for an immediate reply but well done Cristian Chivu, who blocks the Italian's shot. Julio Cesar then sprints and gathers the ball, avoiding a corner.
29' GOAL!!!!!! Thiago Motta finishes off a brilliant move by Inter. He collects from Zanetti and plays to Eto'o who serves Milito, who plays through to the Brazilian and he curls first time past Storari. AC MILAN 0-1 INTER.
27' Inter win another free kick and once again it's Sneijder who takes it. He hits the wall again.
25' Sneijder's corner kick is headed clear by Borriello, who one-twos with Pato as the Rossoneri come storming forward on the break. Julio Cear brings the move to an end, coming out of his area to intercept Pato.
24' Another corner as Thiago Silva intercepts Milito's right-wing cross.
22' Sneijder's 30-yard free kick hits the Milan wall. Moments later Pirlo tackles Zanetti on the byline and we win a corner.
21' Another chance for the home side as Borriello heads over a Zambrotta cross.
17' Zanetti blocks a Pirlo free kick and concedes a corner, which is headed clear by Milito.
14' Another chance for Ronaldinho - and it's on target this time. Julio Cesar makes the save.
13' Fast move by the Nerazzurri. Maicon sweeps wide to Zanetti and the captain plays a quick return pass to the Brazilian, who sees his cross caught by Storari.
13' The Rossoneri mount a counter-attack. Pato paces down the left and serves Ronaldinho in the box but the Milan number ten blazes over.
10' Leonardo's men attack back and Inter have Walter Samuel to thank for a timely challenge on Flamini.
9' Thiago Motta looks for Eto'o with a fast ball into the box but in all fairness it was a difficult one to control. Goal kick to Milan.
8' Flamini wastes a chance for the Rossoneri, sprinting past Maicon on the byline and sending a weak cross straight into the arms of Julio Cesar.
6' Wesley Sneijder forces a one-handed parry from Storari with a fiercely struck shot from 25 yards. Nice try from the Dutch midfielder on his Inter debut.
6' Mathieu Flamini is yellow-carded for an ugly challenge on Lucio.
2' Diego Milito races down the left and turns Zambrotta before firing high over Storari's crossbar.
1' We've had a Christmas derby, a Euro derby, a New York derby and a Foxborough derby. And now we have an August derby. Yes folks, this is our first ever Serie A meeting against AC Milan in the eighth calendar month.
1' A new pitch has been laid at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza and apparently the new type of grass used is able to better withstand the high summer temperatures.
1' It has been used three times before tonight's clash - the Trofeo Berlusconi between Milan and Juve, an Inter training session and last weekend's home game against Bari. For the record, the grass is 28 millimetres tall.
1' We have the lineups and big news is that Wesley Sneijder, who signed a four-year deal yesterday ahead of the transfer deadline, is in José Mourinho's starting XI.
1' AC Milan: 30 Storari; 15 Zambrotta, 13 Nesta, 33 Thiago Silva, 18 Jankulovski; 8 Gattuso, 21 Pirlo, 16 Flamini; 80 Ronaldinho; 7 Pato, 22 Borriello.<br> Subs: 31 Roma, 5 Onyewu, 9 Inzaghi, 10 Seedorf, 11 Huntelaar, 20 Abate, 23 Ambrosini.
1' Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 26 Chivu; 4 Zanetti, 5 Stankovic, 8 Thiago Motta; 10 Sneijder; 22 Milito, 9 Eto'o.<br> Subs: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 11 Muntari, 14 Vieira, 18 Suazo, 39 Santon, 45 Balotelli.
1' Captains Zanetti and Gattuso exchange pennants, shake hands with Nicola Rizzoli and his assistants, and we're moments away from kick-off.
1' AC get the derby under way. FORZA INTER!!!!
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45' Full time. Inter thrash AC Milan 4-0.
42' Huntelaar has an angled shot saved by Julio Cesar, who is determined to keep a clean sheet tonight.
37' Another free kick for the Rossoneri - on the right wing this time. Pirlo's outswinging cross is blocked and cleared by Maicon.
36' Chivu is booked for a foul on Pato.
35' Vieira heads clear a 30-yard free kick taken by Andrea Pirlo.
34' Mourinho replaces Diego Milito with Mario Balotelli.
33' Storari makes a double save from Stankovic (long range) and Milito (close range from the rebound).
33' Muntari has a go from distance. The Ghanaian's shot is high and wide.
31' Eto'o goes close with a low shot from 20 metres.
29' Wesley Sneijder is replaced by Patrick Vieira. Extremely positive debut for the 25-year-old.
25' Huntelaar goes through on goal and sends a low shot on target. Julio Cesar says no to the Dutch forward.
22' GOAL!!!! And there's number four! Dejan Stankovic receives from Muntari and rifles into the top corner from 25 yards. AC MILAN 0-4 INTER.
22' That was Dejan's sixth goal in matches against Milan.
19' Milan make their third change. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar comes on for Ronaldinho.
18' Eto'o has a headed goal from Maicon's cross ruled out for offside.
16' Nesta blocks an Eto'o shot after a pin-point pass to the Cameroon striker by Sneijder.
15' Sulley Muntari comes on for Thiago Motta.
14' Clarence Seedorf gets to the byline and gets a low cross in but there's no team-mate on hand. Cristian Chivu sweeps to safety.
13' Thiago Motta appears to be struggling with a right thigh problem and a substitution looks imminent.
11' What a shot by Wesley Sneijder. The Dutchman goes for goal with a long-range effort and his shot dips over Storari but it's just over the bar.
10' Inter look for Milito in the area after a 33-pass move but the Argentine is intercepted. Moments later Sneijder fires wide a left-foot shot.
8' Maicon advances to the edge of the Milan area and sends a low shot wide of Storari's right-hand post.
7' Lucio intercepts Pirlo's pass for Ronaldinho and brings the ball out of defence before pumping upfield for Milito, but he overhits his pass.
1' Inter get the derby restarted.
1' Leonardo has made a double substitution: Seedorf and Ambrosini for Flamini and Borriello.
1' A chance for Eto'o in the opening seconds. The Cameroonian's right-foot shot drifts wide of Storari's left-hand post.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 7.85
2 shots on target 7
4 shots off target 7
13 fouls committed 15
2 corners 4
1 offsides 2
24:31 ball possession 29:23
Leonardo v Mourinho

The two coaches meet in a competitive fixture for the first time. In the 2009/10 pre-season, Mourinho's Inter beat Leonardo's AC Milan 2-0 in the World Football Challenge in Foxborough and 1-0 in the 45-minute TIM Trophy match in Pescara.

Leonardo v Inter

Leonardo faces Inter for the first time as a coach after six derbies as an AC Milan player from November 1997 to May 2001. The Brazilian won 2, drew 3 (all 2-2) and lost 1 (1-0 away defeat in Coppa Italia on 21 January 1998), scoring twice in the 2-2 Serie A draw on 13 March 1999. The two victories were Milan's biggest ever against their city rivals (5-0 at home in Coppa Italia on 8 January 1998 and 6-0 away in Serie A on 11 May 2001).

Mourinho v AC Milan

José Mourinho has faced AC Milan in a competitive fixture on three previous occasions. In the European Super Cup on 29 August 2003 (exactly six years ago) Mourinho's Porto lost 1-0 to Ancelotti's AC Milan. Mourinho's Inter lost by the same score in last September's Serie A derby, winning the return fixture 2-1 in February.

2003 European Super Cup Porto-AC Milan 0-1
2008/09 Serie A Inter-AC Milan 2-1 0-1

AC Milan goalless in one of last 40 games

The Rossoneri have failed to score in only one of their last 40 competitive matches (a 0-0 draw away to Napoli on 22 March 2009). In the other 39 games they have scored 76 goals.

Rossoneri on target in last 30 home games...

AC Milan have scored in each of their last 30 home matches, netting a total of 64 goals. The Rossoneri last failed to score at home on 4 March 2008 when they lost 2-0 to Arsenal in the Champions League.

...and in last 31 Serie A home matches

AC Milan have scored at least once in their last 31 Serie A matches at home, notching 67 goals. The Rossoneri's last home league fixture without scoring was a 0-0 stalemate with Juventus n 1 December 2007.

Stankovic & goals against Milan

Dejan Stankovic, who has scored 62 goals for Italian clubs, has scored 5 in matches against AC Milan and Lecce - more than any other team.

Zanetti eight away from Facchetti

With 468 league matches under his belt, Javier Zanetti ranks third in all time Serie A appearances for Inter. The club captain is 8 games away from reaching Giacinto Facchetti in second place. The ex-Inter captain and president played 476 league matches for the Nerazzurri.

Inter without away win in four Serie A games

The Nerazzurri ended their 2008/09 Scudetto-winning season without a win in their last four away games. Inter's last Serie A win on the road dates back to 5 April 2009 when they beat Udinese 1-0 at the Stadio Friuli.

wins(38) draws(28) defeats(34)

MILAN - Thiago Motta and Diego Milito scored in their first competitive Milan derby, Maicon added a third before the break, and Dejan Stankovic struck midway through the second half as Inter completed a memorable victory over their cross-city rivals.

The Italian champions bounced back from their 1-1 draw with Bari in style, sending AC Milan, who were reduced to ten men after the dismissal of Gattuso on 40 minutes, to their heaviest derby defeat since 1974.

José Mourinho threw new signing Wesley Sneijder straight into the fray and the Dutch midfielder fired an early warning with a trademark long-range drive, forcing a difficult one-handed save from Storari.

Inter's first-time passing was mouthwatering and the move that led to our opening goal was text book stuff. Thiago Motta received from Zanetti and continued his run into the box to curl first-time past the Milan keeper after deft touches from Eto'o and Milito.

Milito opened his scoring account for Inter with the second goal seven minutes later from the penalty spot after Gattuso carelessly brought down Eto'o in the box. The Italy midfielder's personal nightmare continued when he was sent off for a second yellow after fouling Sneijder.

Mourinho's men took full advantage and increased their lead in stoppage time at the end of the first half, Maicon outwitting Jankulovski on the right and one-twoing with Milito before rifling past Storari.

Inter continued their domination in the second half and Eto'o fired a right-foot shot just wide in the opening seconds. Sneijder came even closer with a long-range effort that dipped inches over the bar.

Thiago Motta pulled up with a high problem and on came Sulley Muntari, who assisted Stankovic for Inter's fourth midway through the half. The Serbian picked his spot and let rip and long-range swerveshot that flew into the top corner.

Stankovic was denied a second with Milito seeing his rebound saved as the Nerazzurri came forward in search of a fifth on what was a humiliating evening for Milan. 

AC Milan 0-4 Inter (HT: 0-3)

Scorers: Thiago Motta 29, Milito (pen) 36, Maicon 45+1, Stankovic 67.

AC Milan: 30 Storari; 15 Zambrotta, 13 Nesta, 33 Thiago Silva, 18 Jankulovski; 8 Gattuso (10 Seedorf 46), 21 Pirlo, 16 Flamini; 80 Ronaldinho (11 Huntelaar 64); 7 Pato, 22 Borriello (23 Ambrosini 46).
Subs not used: 31 Roma, 5 Onyewu, 9 Inzaghi, 20 Abate.
Coach: Leonardo.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 26 Chivu; 4 Zanetti, 5 Stankovic, 8 Thiago Motta (11 Muntari 60); 10 Sneijder (14 Vieira 74); 22 Milito (45 Balotelli 79), 9 Eto'o.
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 18 Suazo, 39 Santon.
Coach: José Mourinho.

Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Bologna).

Booked: Flamini 6, Samuel 34, Gattuso 35, 40, Chivu 81.
Sent off: Gattuso 40.

Att.: 78,467.

starting lineups

Storari 12 Julio Cesar
Zambrotta 13 Maicon
Nesta 6 Lucio
Thiago Silva 25 Samuel
Jankulovski 26 Chivu
Gattuso 4 Zanetti
Pirlo 5 Stankovic
Flamini 8 Motta
Ronaldinho 10 Sneijder
Pato 22 Milito
Borriello 9 Eto'o


Roma 1 Toldo
Onyewu 2 Cordoba
Inzaghi 11 Muntari
Seedorf 14 Vieira
Huntelaar 18 Suazo
Abate 39 Santon
Ambrosini 45 Balotelli