Final score

24 January 2010 20:45

20' (2nd half) Pandev
10' Milito
AC Milan
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi / Linesmen: Rossomando, Lanciano / Fourth official: Romeo
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47' Borriello gets between two defenders but can't reach Beckham's high ball into the box.
47' Half time. Ten-man Inter lead AC Milan 1-0 at the break.
46' Santon's pass into the area for Pandev is intercepted by Thiago Silva.
45' Pirlo gets into a shooting position and fires his 20-yard shot over the bar.
45' Two minutes of injury time.
43' Pandev goes down under a challenge from Abate as both players duel for Lucio's long ball into the box. The Macedonian has his penalty claim turned down.
43' Pirlo's weak left-wing free kick is easily cleared by the Inter defence.
42' Free kick to Inter at the other end. Esteban Cambiasso's low shot is blocked by the AC wall.
41' Inter's goalkeeper coach Silvino is booked for protesting.
39' Pirlo's free kick takes a deflection off the Inter wall and goes over. Nothing comes from the corner.
38' Muntari is yellow-carded for bringing down Gattuso in a central position 20 yards from goal.
37' From attack to defence, El Principe makes a headed clearance from a left-wing corner taken by Pirlo.
36' Diego Milito races into the box from the left, getting past Abate before Gennaro Gattuso makes a last-gasp tackle.
31' Ronaldinho connects with Abate's right-wing cross but he can't get his overhead kick on target.
30' Ronaldinho receives on the edge of our area but there's no way past Walter 'The Wall' Samuel.
28' Julio Cesar makes a brilliant one-handed parry to deny the Rossoneri an equaliser.
28' Favalli is booked for kicking out at Diego Milito.
26' Lucio is booked for diving, but Ambrosini appeared to make contact from behind with the Brazilian.
26' Drama at the Meazza as Wesley Sneijder is red-carded for applauding Rocchi's decision to book Lucio.
25' Sneijder works the ball to Pandev in the area. Rocchi blows for a foul by the Macedonian on veteran defender Favalli.
23' Lucio intercepts Pirlo's high pass for Borriello and clears with a spectacular bicycle kick
22' Pandev receives from Cambiasso just outside the Milan area and fires a low shot at Dida.
19' Maicon floats a deep cross into the path of Pandev, who is flagged offside.
19' Julio Cesar makes an easy save from David Beckham's soft right-wing cross.
17' Another swift attack by the Nerazzurri. Muntari plays to Sneijder and the Inter number 10 looks for Pandev in the area. Thiago Silva intercepts.
16' Maicon receives from Muntari, turns and shoots. Favalli blocks but the Brazilian regains possession and crosses into the six-yard box. Dida saves.
15' It's three versus three as Inter hit Milan on the break. Pandev plays wide to Milito who sees his diagonal shot parried away by Dida.
14' Muntari fouls Gattuso from behind and the Rossoneri are awarded a free kick in a central position 30 yards from goal. Andrea Pirlo's shot is blocked by Muntari in the Inter wall.
12' Pandev is closed down by Favalli and Ambrosini as he gets into the box from the right wing.
10' GOAL!!!!!!! Diego Milito arrows an angled shot beyond Dida after latching on to a fantastic through ball from Goran Pandev and taking advantage of an error by Abate. INTER 1-0 AC MILAN.
9' Brilliant play by Goran Pandev. The Macedonian accelerates past three players on the left, gets past two more in the box and serves Sneijder who forces a point-blank save from Dida.
8' Julio Cesar catches Beckham's whipped cross from the right wing.
7' Antonini receives on the left edge of our area and crosses low to Borriello who blasts over the bar.
4' Maicon squeezes between Ambrosini and Antonini after a surging run down the right and appears to be fouled by the Milan captain. No free kick given.
3' David Beckham is booked for a foul on Cambiasso.
2' Ronaldinho finds Pirlo on the left with a classy no-look pass. The Italian is tackled by Maicon.
2' Fantastic effort by Wesley Sneijder. The Dutchman picks the ball up about 25 yards from goal and shaves the outside of the post with a splendid swerveshot.
1' The derby della Madonnina will be refereed by Florentine official Gianluca Rocchi. It's his first Milan derby but his 12th match involving Inter, who have never lost with Rocchi in charge, winning 6 and drawing 5. The Rossoneri's record with Rocchi is 4 wins, 1 draw and 6 defeats from 11 games.
1' It's 4-3-1-2 for Inter after three matches using 4-2-3-1. Santon gets the nod ahead of Cordoba at left-back after returning from injury against Bari last weekend. Another injury-returnee, Cambiasso, is deployed in the holding role in a diamond midfield, with Zanetti and Muntari in the wide positions and Sneijder behind front men Milito and Pandev. AC Milan reply with a 4-3-3, with ex-Inter defender Favalli coming in for the injured Nesta.
1' Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 39 Santon; 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso, 11 Muntari; 10 Sneijder; 27 Pandev, 22 Milito.&#8232; Subs: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 8 Thiago Motta, 23 Materazzi, 30 Mancini, 45 Balotelli, 89 Arnautovic.<br> AC Milan: 1 Dida; 20 Abate, 19 Favalli, 33 Thiago Silva, 77 Antonini; 8 Gattuso, 21 Pirlo, 23 Ambrosini; 32 Beckham, 22 Borriello, 80 Ronaldinho. &#8232;Subs: 12 Abbiati, 4 Kaladze, 9 Inzaghi, 10 Seedorf, 11 Huntelaar, 18 Jankulovski, 25 Bonera.
1' We're minutes away from kick-off as the two Curvas display their splendid derby choreographies.
1' Inter get the Milan derby under way. FORZA RAGAZZI!!!!
1' The whole world is watching. Wherever you are, good evening, good morning, good afternoon and a warm welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, where we are all set for the most intriguing Milan derby in recent seasons.
1' Tonight's match is the second competitive meeting between José Mourinho and Leonardo after last August's magnificent 4-0 win, but the two coaches went head-to-head twice in the pre-season, with Diego Milito scoring his first two goals for Inter in a 2-0 World Football Challenge win in Boston, and Mario Balotelli netting the solitary goal in the 45-minute Tim Trophy clash in Pescara.
Minute Text commentary
50' Full time. Inter beat AC Milan 2-0 and go nine points clear at the top. See you on Thursday for our Tim Cup quarter-final clash against Juventus.
49' Dida makes a save from Maicon after a defensive blunder by the Rossoneri.
47' Julio Cesar goes the right way and makes a fantastic save from Ronaldinho's penalty!
46' Julio Cesar makes a brilliant save from Borriello's close-range shot.
46' Penalty to AC Milan after a handball by Lucio.
46' Lucio is shown a red card for a second bookable offence.
45' Five minutes of added time.
44' José Mourinho flaps his arms at the home fans, calling for their support in these final minutes.
43' Julio Cesar saves Ronaldinho's cross-shot from the left wing.
42' Pirlo fires wide from the edge of the box.
42' Substitution number three for Inter. Ivan Ramiro Cordoba replaces Sulley Muntari.
40' Ronaldinho latches on to Lucio's loose clearance from Beckham's cross and cannons his shot high over the bar.
38' Mario Balotelli receives from Zanetti on the right edge of the Milan box and drags his low shot wide of the far post.
36' José Mourinho brings on Mario Balotelli for Diego Milito.
36' Jankulovski controls on the by-line and crosses into the middle. Samuel blocks and clears.
35' Leonardo withdraws Massimo Ambrosini and introduces Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
34' Jankulovski fires a long-range shot into the Curva Sud.
33' Sulley Muntari makes a headed clearance from a Beckham cross and Thiago Motta concedes a corner.
32' Marek Jankulovski comes on for Luca Antonini, who has taken a knock to the head.
30' Thiago Silva intercepts a pass for Milito as the Nerazzurri try to hit Milan on the break again.
27' Beckham's deflected cross is saved by Julio Cesar.
26' Seedorf sends a long-range shot way off the mark.
24' Thiago Silva is booked for a foul on Thiago Motta.
22' Pandev is given a standing ovation as he makes way for Thiago Motta.
20' GOAL!!!!!! Goran Pandev celebrates his first Milan derby with a magnificent free kick that sails past Dida. INTER 2-0 AC MILAN.
20' Pandev is booked for removing his shirt.
18' Maicon is tripped by Favalli just outside the Milan area.
17' Inter charge forward on the break. Pandev combines well with Milito and hits the post from the Argentine's return pass.
14' A sustained Milan attack sees Borriello head Beckham's outswinging cross over the bar.
13' Another cross from Beckham. Lucio wins an aerial duel with Ronaldinho and heads the ball to safety.
12' Julio Cesar makes a two-fisted save from Beckham's corner. Seconds later he saves Borriello's header. A busy few minutes for the Inter keeper.
11' Julio Cesar blocks Borriello's flicked header from Abate's pass, conceding a corner.
10' Diego Milito goes through on goal and sidesteps an opponent before rifling a low shot at Dida.
8' Maicon does well to beat Thiago Silva to Beckham's whipped cross from the by-line.
6' Maicon blocks Beckham's cross from the right and Cambiasso makes a hooked clearance as Milan pile on the pressure.
5' Pirlo combines with Antonini before sending a floated pass into the box. Borriello can't stop the ball from going out for a goal kick.
2' Double chance for the Rossoneri. Seedorf's close-range header is miraculously parried by Julio Cesar. Moments later Ronaldinho volleys narrowly wide.
1' The Rossoneri bring on Clarence Seedorf for Gennaro Gattuso.
1' AC Milan kick off the second half.
1' Cambiasso brings down Ronaldinho out on the left wing. From the corner Thiago Silva's header takes a deflection off Maicon.
1' Ronaldinho's inswinging free kick is headed behind by Pandev.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 8.32
6 shots on target 4
2 shots off target 12
14 fouls committed 22
2 corners 11
4 offsides 0
23:57 ball possession 28:21
Mourinho v Leonardo

Inter's massive victory over AC Milan on 29 August 2009 is the only previous competitive encounter between the two coaches. Mourinho and Leonardo faced each twice in the pre-season, with Inter winning 2-0 in the World Football Challenge friendly in Boston, and 1-0 in the 45-minute Tim Trophy clash in Pescara.

2009/10 Serie A Inter-AC Milan ---- 4-0

Mourinho v AC Milan

José Mourinho has faced AC Milan in a competitive fixture on four previous occasions. In the European Super Cup on 29 August 2003, Mourinho's Porto lost 1-0 to Ancelotti's AC Milan. His Inter side lost by the same score in his first Milan derby in September 2008, winning the return fixture 2-1 in February, and thumping the Rossoneri 4-0 in Week 2 of the current season.

2003 European Super Cup Porto-AC Milan 0-1
2008/09 Serie A Inter-AC Milan 2-1 0-1
2009/10 Serie A Inter-AC Milan ---- 4-0

Leonardo v Inter

Leonardo faces Inter in a competitive fixture for the second time as a coach after that 4-0 home defeat last August. As an AC Milan player, Leonardo faced the Nerazzurri in six derbies 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 the Coppa Italia on 8 January 1998 and 6-0 away in Serie A on 11 May 2001).

2009/10 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 0-4 ----

Inter goalless in only one of last 20 games

Inter have failed to hit the target in only one of their last 20 matches - the 2-0 UCL defeat away to Barcelona on 24 November 2009. In the other 19 games the Nerazzurri have scored a total of 39 goals. In Serie A games, Inter have failed to score in one of their last 25 - the 1-0 loss at Sampdoria on 26 September 2009, scoring 55 in the other 24 games.

Nerazzurri unbeaten at home since November 2008

Inter have played 31 home games - winning 22 and drawing 9 - since their last defeat at home, a 1-0 loss against Panathinaikos in the Champions League on 26 November 2008.

Stankovic eyeing another goal against Milan

Dejan Stankovic loves scoring against AC Milan and their goalkeeper Dida. The Serbian midfielder, who has netted 67 goals for Italian clubs, has scored six times against the Rossoneri and three times against the Brazilian shotstopper. Dejan has also put three past Dida's colleagues Ballotta, Castellazzi, Ferron, Frey and Strakosha.

Inter looking to increase record of consecutive derby wins

Inter have won their last four Milan derbies at home, beating their city rivals 3-2 in 2005/06 (Serie A), 2-1 in 2006/07 (Serie A), 2-1 in 2007/08 (Serie A) and 2-1 in 2008/09 (Serie A). The Nerazzurri's previous record of consecutive Milan derby victories since the Serie A championship became a single-division tournament in 1929 was three: 5-4 in 1932/33, 3-0 in 1933/34 and 2-0 in 1934/35.

No derby draw since October 2004

The last stalemate in a Milan derby was on 24 October 2004 when Inter drew 0-0 away to their cross-city cousins in Serie A. There have since been 12 derbies, with 6 wins apiece.

Rossoneri on target in last 14 trips to Inter

AC Milan have scored on their last 14 'visits' to Inter, netting a total of 29 goals. The Rossoneri last failed to score away to Inter on 21 January 1998, when they lost 1-0 in the Coppa Italia.

Nerazzurri chasing sixth straight home win...

Inter are within sight of a sixth consecutive home victory at home after results against Fiorentina (1-0, Serie A), Rubin Kazan (2-0, Champions League), Livorno (1-0, Coppa Italia), Lazio (1-0, Serie A) and Siena (4-3, Serie A). If they win the derby, the Nerazzurri will complete a run of six consecutive home wins for the first time since the period from September 2007 to January 2008, when they went on to win 13 Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League matches.

...Rossoneri looking for fourth consecutive away victory

AC Milan go into the derby on the back of three Serie A away wins against Lazio (2-1), Catania (2-0) and Juventus (3-0). Victory over Inter in the derby will see the Rossoneri stretch their unbeaten away run to four matches for the first time since February to March 2005 when they completed a quintet of away victories over Messina (4-1), Reggina (1-0), Inter (1-0), Atalanta (2-1) and Roma (2-0).

One Milan defeat in last eighteen

The Rossoneri have lost just one of their last 18 games - the 2-0 Serie A defeat at Palermo on 13 December, winning 12 and drawing 5 of the other 17. Considering the same 18 games, that loss at the Stadio Renzo Barbera was also the only match in which AC Milan conceded. The have scored a total of 40 goals in the other 17 matches.

Bonera set for 300th appearance as professional

Milan defender Daniele Bonera will make his 300th appearance as a professional if he takes part in Sunday night's derby. Bonera, who has played professional football for Brescia, Parma and AC Milan, made his debut on 28 November 1999 in Brescia's 1-1 home draw against Vicenza in Serie B. He has played 233 times in Serie A, 5 in Serie B, 19 in the Coppa Italia, 39 in European competitions, and 3 times in other tournaments.

AC and penalties in 2009/10

Like Lazio and Roma, AC Milan have had only one penalty awarded against them in the 2009/10 Serie A championship. But, having had six penalties given in their favour, the Rossoneri have a penalties difference of +5 - the highest in Serie A.

wins(37) draws(31) defeats(31)

MILAN - Diego Milito scored an early goal before the dismissal of Wesley Sneijder and Goran Pandev added a curling free kick after the break to send Inter nine points clear at the top of the Serie A table.

Julio Cesar saved a penalty from Ronaldinho in injury time at the end of the second half as the Nerazzurri completed a memorable league double over their city rivals without conceding a single goal.

José Mourinho's men made a roaring start, Sneijder shaving the post with a superb long-range swerveshot in the opening seconds. Pandev set up a second chance for Sneijder before assisting Milito for the opening goal.

The Macedonian's long-range pass sailed into the path of Milito and Abate made sure it landed at his feet with a disastrous back-header. El Principe raced on goal found the bottom right corner with a low angled shot.

Fast on the break and superior in midfield, Inter created plenty of chances to double their lead and Dida made crucial saves from Milito and Pandev.

The Nerazzurri were dealt a blow on 26 minutes when Sneijder was shown a straight red card for protesting at Gianluca Rocchi's decision to book Lucio for diving when Ambrosini appeared to make contact with the Brazilian defender.

Leonardo made a switch at the break, bringing on Seedorf for Gattuso, and his team made the extra man tell in a strong start to the second period. Julio Cesar was suddenly a busy man and the Inter goalkeeper brilliantly kept out Seedorf's close-range header, protecting his near post moments later as he watched Ronaldinho's volley fly just wide.

Milito briefly interrupted Milan's momentum with a low shot that was saved by Dida, but the Rossoneri were straight back into attack and Borriello saw two headers saved before watching a third go over the bar.

Inter charged forward and Pandev rattled the post after a defence-splitting one-two with Milito. Pandev went one better on 65 minutes when he curled in a free kick to celebrate his first Milan derby in the best possible fashion and earn himself a standing ovation when substituted by Thiago Motta.

The drama spilled over into added time when Milan were awarded a penalty and Lucio was sent off for the second booking after handling the ball. Ronaldinho stepped up to the spot but Julio Cesar guessed right and pulled off a vital save.

Inter 2-0 AC Milan (HT: 1-0)

Scorers: Milito 10, Pandev 65.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 39 Santon; 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso, 11 Muntari (2 Cordoba 87); 10 Sneijder; 27 Pandev (8 Thiago Motta 67), 22 Milito (45 Balotelli 81).
Subs not used
: 1 Toldo, 23 Materazzi, 30 Mancini, 89 Arnautovic.
Coach: José Mourinho.

AC Milan: 1 Dida; 20 Abate, 19 Favalli, 33 Thiago Silva, 77 Antonini (18 Jankulovski 77); 8 Gattuso (10 Seedorf 46), 21 Pirlo, 23 Ambrosini (11 Huntelaar 80); 32 Beckham, 22 Borriello, 80 Ronaldinho.
Subs not used: 12 Abbiati, 4 Kaladze, 9 Inzaghi, 25 Bonera.

: Leonardo.

Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Florence).

Booked: Beckham 3, Lucio 26, Favalli 28, Muntari 38, Pandev 65, Thiago Silva 69.
Sent off: Sneijder 26, Lucio 90+1.  

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starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Dida
Zanetti 4 Gattuso Gennaro Ivan
Lucio 6 Favalli Giuseppe
Sneijder 10 Abate Ignazio
Muntari 11 Pirlo Andrea
Maicon 13 Borriello Marco
Cambiasso 19 Ambrosini Massimo
Milito 22 Beckham David
Samuel 25 Thiago Silva
Pandev 27 Antonini Luca
Santon 39 Ronaldinho


Toldo 1 Abbiati Christian
Cordoba 2 Kaladze Kakha
Motta 8 Inzaghi Filippo
Materazzi 23 Seedorf Clarence
Mancini 30 Huntelaar Klaas Jan
Balotelli 45 Jankulovski Marek
Arnautovic 89 Bonera Daniele