Final score

7 October 2012 20:45

AC Milan
0 - 1
3' Samuel
Referee: Paolo Valeri / Linesmen: Manganelli, Maggiani / Fourth official: Gallatini / Assistants: Rizzoli, Guida
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45' Contact between Juan Jesus and Emanuelson goes unpunished by Valeri, who instead blows for half time. Samuel's early header the difference
44' Bojan goes for the near post, Handanovic concedes a corner
43' AC Milan break at pace as Emanuelson frees Bojan and Ranocchia has to make a decisive intervention just yards from goal
40' Bojan dinks a ball into the box for Emanuelson which Handanovic punches clear. Montolivo then scores but play was halted for a foul on Samir
38' De Jong is shown a yellow for a nasty challenge on Gargano
36' Another good chance for AC Milan: Juan Jesus loses possession and Boateng is free to shoot from the edge of the box: he skews it wide
34' Mexes clatters into the back of Milito and is booked for his efforts
33' Milito sends in a cross-shot which doesn't find the goal or Cassano. Abbiati gets to it
31' Bonera drives forward and drills in a low cross for Boateng: the midfielder's effort is just wide
28' Bonera totally wipes out Zanetti as the captain bursts past him. The defender then apologises
27' Mexes elbows Milito in the neck
26' Cambiasso's foul gives AC Milan a free kick, which Juan Jesus puts behind for a corner. From the follow-up, a ball for El Shaarawy is just too long for him
23' El Shaarawy's curled effort is saved by Handanovic
23' Nagatomo is booked for sliding in clumsily on Yepes
20' De Sciglio whips in a dangerous ball, Handanovic dives at full length to make the catch
19' Bojan tries to find El Shaarawy inside the six-yard box, Nagatomo cuts out the pass then Handanovic mops up
16' Ranocchia owns up to touching the ball after El Shaarawy and AC Milan have a corner: Bonera shoots over
14' Milan have a free kick: Emanuelson lays off to Montolivo whose shot from distance isn't far off target
10' Juan Jesus is booked
7' What a chance for Inter! Milito intercepts a poor pass by Abbiati but delays shooting and his attempt is blocked by Mexes' sliding challenge
6' Cassano wins the first corner. The cross is again aimed at Samuel at the far post but this time De Sciglio beats him to it. Nagatomo then volleys wide
3' INTER TAKE THE LEAD!!! Cambiasso swings the free kick in to the far post where Samuel comes charging in and nods home. A dream start: 1-0!
3' Cassano is floored by Bonera. Inter have a free kick wide on the left, though Allegri doesn't seem too happy about it...
1' Inter get the game under way. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!
1' Rome-based Paolo Valeri is the referee for this game. In 9 previous meetings with Inter, the Nerazzurri have won 2, drawn 5 and lost 2
1' Coutinho keeps his place in the side after impressing against Neftchi and slots into the hole behind Cassano and Milito. Former Nerazzurri striker Pazzini starts on the bench for AC Milan as Bojan is given the nod to lead the attack
1' Stramaccioni confirms the three-man back line that has stood him in good stead in recent outings, with Ranocchia and Samuel returning alongside Juan Jesus after resting in midweek. Meanwhile the coach has opted for a midfield quartet of Zanetti, Gargano, Cambiasso and Nagatomo
1' We're here at last! Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in San Siro for tonight's Serie A Week 7 fixture between AC Milan and Inter
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48' It finishes AC Milan 0-1 Inter thanks to Samuel's goal on 3 minutes. The Nerazzurri move into third spot, level with Lazio on 15 points
47' Robinho is flagged offside when through one-on-one with Handanovic
45' The fourth official indicates there will be a minimum of 3 minutes added time
45' Montolivo again shoots from outside the box but Samuel diverts it behind
43' Yepes is booked for a cynical body check on Guarin
40' Montolivo picks up a yellow card for handball
38' Ranocchia is booked for a foul on Bojan
37' Pazzini is cautioned for dissent as he vociferously appeals for a penalty after Samuel goes shoulder to shoulder with Robinho
36' Chance for Inter as Zanetti plays it through towards Palacio who shoots across goal but Abbiati is down to gather
35' Robinho chests it down but Pazzini can't get there and Handanovic is caught as he punches the ball to safety
32' Emanuelson hammers the ball with his left but Gargano gets a crucial touch on it to deflect it out for a corner
30' AC Milan very nearly equalise as Robinho fires it across but Pazzini just can't quite reach it as he slides in
28' Palacio breaks down the right and is caught by Yepes but Valeri waves play on
26' Third substitution for AC Milan with Pazzini replacing El Shaarawy
26' Palacio is on for Milito as Inter make another change
22' Montolivo again shoots from range, Handanovic gets down to deny him. Bojan is onto the loose ball in a flash but slips at the crucial moment
20' Montolivo shoots from distance and Handanovic beats it away. Bojan crosses the rebound but Robinho's acrobatic effort is off-target
17' Robinho tries to link up with Bojan but Cambiasso gets a foot in
17' Bojan's left-footed shot goes out for a goal kick
16' Emanuelson plays a cross-field ball but Robinho can't bring it under his spell
12' Substitution for AC Milan: De Sciglio is replaced by Robinho
10' Montolivo tries again from range but his effort is again off-target
9' Emanuelson seeks out Boateng with a free-kick but he can't get there. Montolivo goes for goal but his shot goes well over
8' Inter make a second change as Cassano is sacrificed and Stramaccioni sends on Pereira
6' Cassano drives his free-kick against El Shaarawy and it's out for a corner
5' AC Milan make their first change as Bonera gives way to Abate
3' Nagatomo is dismissed for a second yellow card. Inter are a man light
3' Inter are down to 10 men after Nagatomo handles the ball and receives a second yellow
1' We're back underway for the second half between AC Milan and Inter
1' Stramaccioni replaces Coutinho with Guarin
Average rating 6.93
5 shots on target 3
10 shots off target 3
18 fouls committed 8
6 corners 3
3 offsides 2
66% ball possession 34%
Allegri 0-1 Stramaccioni

Massimiliano Allegri was beaten by Andrea Stramaccioni in the only previous meeting between these two coaches: Inter 4-2 AC Milan on 6 May 2012.

All square between Allegri and Inter

Allegri is facing Inter for the 10th time in his career as a manager with results perfectly even: four wins for the current Rossoneri coach, one draw and four Nerazzurri triumphs.

No derby draw since 2004

The last time a competitive fixture between the two Milan sides ended all square was on 24 October 2004: AC Milan 0-0 Inter in Serie A. There have been 18 meetings since then with 9 wins apiece.

Inter on top in October

Since the introduction of a single national Serie A championship in 1929/30, the Derby della Madonnina has been contested 26 times in October - 24 in the league and 2 in the Coppa Italia. AC have won 6, with 8 draws and 12 Inter wins. The last meeting between these two sides in the 10th month of the year came in a Serie A clash on 28 October 2006, Inter emerging as 3-4 away winners. Roberto Mancini's side raced into a 0-3 lead thanks to Crespo (17), Stankovic (22) and Ibrahimovic (47) before Seedorf pulled one back (50); after Materazzi had added a fourth for Inter (69), Gilardino (76) and Kakà (90) attempted to complete a late comeback for the Rossoneri. AC Milan's last October success dates back to 2003 (October 5, 1-3 with Inter at home), while the Rossoneri have to delve into the 1980s to find their last home win in this month: 2-1 on 28 October 1984 (Serie A). The most recent draw – in any month – was on 24 October 2004: AC Milan 0-0 Inter.

Rossoneri dependent on strikers

AC Milan are the team with the fewest different goalscorers in Serie A this term: just two, El Shaarawy and Pazzini.

Inter's six-game winning streak on the road

Andrea Stramaccioni's team come into this fixture on the back of six consecutive away wins, obtained against Hajduk Split and Vaslui in the Europa League (0-3 and 0-2 respectively), Pescara, Torino and Chievo Verona in Serie A (a 0-3 followed by two 0-2s) and last Thursday's 1-3 victory against Neftchi Baku (Europa League). The Nerazzurri last failed to plunder all three points on the road in the final match of last season: a 3-1 Serie A defeat to Lazio on 13 May. If they manage to add a 7th straight away win this evening, to find a longer winning streak away from the Meazza you would have to go back to December 2006-March 2007, when they notched up nine back-to-back away wins (Serie A and Coppa Italia).

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

MILAN - A lone header from Walter Samuel in the fourth minute was enough to see Inter prevail over AC Milan in the derby. It finished 1-0 to the Nerazzurri in Week 7 of Serie A 2012/13 at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. Stramaccioni's men went down to ten men at the start of the second period as Nagatomo saw red for two bookable offences. Inter go third in the league, joining Lazio on 15 points.

AC Milan 0-1 Inter (HT: 0-1)
Scorers: Samuel 3.

AC Milan: 32 Abbiati; 25 Bonera (Abate 50), 76 Yepes, 5 Mexes, 2 De Sciglio (Robinho 57); 34 De Jong, 18 Montolivo; 28 Emanuelson, 10 Boateng, 92 El Shaarawy (Pazzini 71); 22 Bojan.
Subs not used: 1 Amelia, 59 Gabriel, 8 Nocerino, 13 Acerbi, 16 Flamini, 17 Zapata, 21 Constant, 23 Ambrosini, 77 Antonini.
Coach: Massimiliano Allegri.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 23 Ranocchia, 25 Samuel, 40 Juan Jesus; 4 Zanetti, 21 Gargano, 19 Cambiasso, 55 Nagatomo; 7 Coutinho (Guarin 46); 99 Cassano (Pereira 53), 22 Milito (Palacio 71).
Subs not used: 12 Castellazzi, 27 Belec, 6 Silvestre, 16 Mudingayi, 20 Obi, 41 Duncan, 42 Jonathan, 44 Bianchetti, 88 Livaja.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.

Referee: Paolo Valeri (Rome).
Booked: Juan Jesus 10, Boateng 11, Nagatomo 23, 48, Mexes 34, De Jong 38, Pazzini 82, Ranocchia 83, Montolivo 85, Yepes 86.
Added time: 0+3 minutes.

starting lineups

Abbiati 1 Handanovic
Bonera 23 Ranocchia
Yepes 25 Samuel
Mexes 40 Jesus
De Sciglio 4 Zanetti
De Jong 21 Gargano
Montolivo 19 Cambiasso
Emanuelson 55 Nagatomo
Boateng 7 Coutinho
El Shaarawy 99 Cassano
Bojan 22 Milito


Amelia 12 Castellazzi
Gabriel 27 Belec
Robinho 6 Silvestre
Nocerino 8 Palacio
Pazzini 14 Guarin
Acerbi 16 Mudingayi
Flamini 20 Obi
Zapata 31 Pereira
Abate 41 Duncan
Constant 42 Jonathan
Ambrosini 44 Bianchetti
Antonini 88 Livaja