Final score

21 October 2018 20:30

Inter
47' (2nd half) Icardi
1 - 0
AC Milan
referee Marco Guida / linesmen Meli, Passeri / 4th man Maresca / assistants Irrati, Giallatini
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Minutes Text commentary
49' It's half-time here at the Meazza: it's still 0-0 despite the Nerazzurri having numerous chances
49' Calhanoglu fires over from the edge of the area
47' Calabria is shown a yellow card by referee Guida for a cynical challenge as the Nerazzurri looked to counter
45' 4 minutes have been added on here!
44' Calhanoglu picks up a yellow for protesting
44' Glorious chance for Vecino, who fires over when well-placed after Perisic's cross
43' Musacchio has a goal ruled out for offside
41' Inter come close again: Borja Valero plays a great ball to Icardi, but the Argentinian striker is denied by Romagnoli, who gets in the way right in front of Milan's goal
39' Great play by Icardi in the final third: the captain plays it to Politano, who then shoots from the edge of the area. It goes over, however
38' Icardi is inches away from getting on the end of Vrsaljko's cross-shot
34' De Vrij hits the woodwork! A corner comes in from the left, Inter's no. 6 directs it towards goal, but Milan are saved by the post!
30' Spalletti is forced into making his first change: Borja Valero replaces Nainggolan
27' It seems like Nainggolan won't be able to carry on. The Ninja is asking to be subbed
22' Inter go close again: Perisic heads towards goal after Vrsaljko's cross, but Donnarumma is on hand to push the ball behind for a corner
19' Biglia is booked for his challenge on Nainggolan
14' The Nerazzurri are upping the pressure: Romagnoli nearly scores an own goal after Politano plays the ball across the box. Inter's no. 16 then takes the resulting corner, with Donnarumma being forced to punch the ball away!
12' Icardi has a goal ruled out for offside after the ball brushes Vecino!
9' Good play by the Nerazzurri. Politano crosses into the box but Romagnoli is there once again to deny Inter. At the other end, Calhanoglu's effort hits the side netting
4' Suso lets fly from distance but the ball goes wide
3' Romagnoli is there to head away Vrsaljko's cross towards Icardi
1' We off, the #DerbyMilano has begun! The away team get us underway!
1' Inter and Milan are making their way onto the pitch, the game is set to begin!
1' The Gieseppe Meazza is sold out for what is a very special occassion: the 169th #DerbyMilano in Serie A
Minutes Text commentary
49' It's over here! MILANO BELONGS TO INTER! The sky above San Siro is Black and Blue thanks to Mauro Icardi, whose goal in the 92nd minute decides the 169th Derby della Madonnina
48' Keita is booked
47' GOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL, OOOOHHHH YEEEESSSSSS! Icardi gets on the end of Vecino's cross and heads home! 1-0!
46' Gattuso makes his final change: Abate comes on for Calabria
45' Three minutes have been added on here
45' Bakayoko fouls Vecino and enters the referee's notebook
42' Handanovic has to get down low to push away Rodriguez's cross-shot
39' Kessie is replaced by Bakayoko for Milan
37' Spalletti makes his last change: Candreva takes Politano's place on the pitch
36' Keita crosses it in and Icardi tries to flick the ball to Borja Valero. Donnarumma gets there first, however
35' Handanovic gets down well to save Suso's left-footed effort
34' Vecino tries to play in Icardi. The ball eventually ends up at Borja Valero's feet, but he fires over
30' Politano brings down Bonaventura as Milan try to hit Inter on the counter and is booked. That's the Nerazzurri's first booking so far tonight
28' Milan make a change: Calhanoglu goes off, Cutrone comes on
25' Spalletti makes his second change: Perisic is replaced by Keita
21' Brozovic has a go from the edge of the area after Politano's corner. His effort, however, is off target
17' Vecino heads over from Politano's cross
16' Suso pulls back Asamoah and receives a yellow card
13' Perisic crosses the ball to the far post, but Politano can only fire wide on the volley
11' Borja Valero crosses it in from the right, Donnarumma claims it easily
8' Icardi gets on the end of a ball and plays it to Vecino. His effort, however, is blocked by Romagnoli
3' Perisic's effort goes behind for a corner after Borja Valero did well to stop Suso on the counter
2' Perisic plays it towards Icardi in the middle but the ball is too close to Donnsrumma
1' The second half is set to begin! Captain Icardi gets us underway!

Handanovic
6.64
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Icardi
8.37
8.37
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Brozovic
7.33
7.33
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Perisic
6.08
6.08
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Candreva
6.59
6.59
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Skriniar
7.81
7.81
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Valero
6.75
6.75
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Vecino
7.55
7.55
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Nainggolan
6.53
6.53
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Politano
6.47
6.47
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Asamoah
5.58
5.58
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de Vrij
7.67
7.67
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Vrsaljko
7.04
7.04
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Balde
5.76
5.76
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Average rating 6.87 SEND RATINGS
4 shots on target 1
10 shots off target 8
13 fouls committed 7
9 corners 4
1 offsides 1
57% ball possession 43%

Five of the last eight Milan derbies in Serie A have finished in a draw (two wins for Inter, one for Milan) – this is as many draws as in their previous 33 encounters.

The last meeting between Inter and AC Milan in Serie A ended 0-0; but in the previous three games both teams scored at least two goals in every single game.

Six of the last eight Milan derbies in Serie A that have been won by Inter (including the last four) have been in the first half of the season.

Inter have won their last six games in all competitions - the last time that they won seven in a row was back in January 2017 (nine wins in a row).

AC Milan have scored 15 goals in their first seven Serie A matches this season – only once in their last 15 seasons have they scored more at this stage of a Serie A campaign (16 in 2014-15).

Of all constant Serie A teams since January 2017, AC Milan are one of only two sides to have only failed to score in two Serie A away matches in this period (alongside Juventus).

Only Borussia Dortmund (six) have scored more goals from outside the box than AC Milan (five) in the top five European leagues so far in 2018/19. Conversely, rivals Inter have scored all their 12 goals from inside the box.

There hasn't been a single red card given in the last nine Serie A Milan derbies - in the previous nine there were nine given out by the referee.

Mauro Icardi has scored four goals with five shots on target in his last three Serie A games versus Milan. In his previous seven encounters against AC Milan he has made also attempted five shots on target but didn’t score with any of them.

Gonzalo Higuaín has had a hand in five goals in his first five games in Serie A this season (four goals and one assist), a record for him after five league appearances in a season since he moved to Europe.

 

wins(36) draws(31) defeats(29)

MILAN - Milano is Nerazzurro… Just. An injury-time winner from Mauro Icardi sealed #DerbyMilano success on Sunday, as the Argentine’s 104th Serie A strike proved decisive. This win now leaves Luciano Spalletti’s side on 19 points and third in the league standings.

The match began with the Rossoneri on the front foot, with Suso and then Calhanoglu both trying their luck from distance. Icardi then found the back of the net in the 11th minute, however, the goal was ruled out for offside. Clearly boosted, Inter then clicked into gear and had another a chance from Politano two minutes later as he earned his side a corner. The 22nd minute then saw Perisic force Donnarumma into a diving save thanks to a header.

Nainggolan was forced off the pitch in the 30th minute due to a problem with his calf, with Spalletti duly sending on Borja Valero as his replacement.

The Nerazzurri then went incredibly close in the 33rd minute, as an effort from De Vrij bounced back off the post before Donnarumma then kept out Vecino’s rebound. As the half-time whistle approached, Icardi was just inches away from latching onto a fine cross from Vrsaljko, while moments later Politano then shot over from a good position. The 42nd minute saw a collective gasp of breath within the Meazza as Musacchio squeezed the ball past Handanovic at the back post, however, the goal was correctly disallowed for offside. There was one final effort before the interval, as Vecino just missed the target with a first-time strike. The referee soon blew his whistle and the teams went into the break all square.

Inter continued to take the game to Milan after the restart, with the Rossoneri content to sit back and try to hit the Nerazzurri on the counter-attack. Both Vecino and then Borja Valero had efforts in the 53rd minute but neither could force the ball home. Just five minutes later, Perisic found Politano at the far post, but the Inter man’s effort on the volley was off-target. Politano was again involved in the action in the 62nd minute as his ball into the area was met by Vecino, but the Uruguayan’s header went over. Spalletti turned to his bench with just 20 minutes to go and brought Keita on for Perisic. The Senegalese player tried to make his mark on the game in the 78th minute as he played the ball to Vecino in the area, but the latter’s cross-come-shot was well defended by Milan. The Rossoneri had their first real chance of the second half in the 80th minute, with Handanovic getting down well to save Suso’s effort after Rodriguez had played the ball to him. Seven minutes later, a cross by Milan’s full-back had to be pushed away by Handanovic. Just as it seemed that the match was heading for a draw, Mauro Icardi, like always, stepped up to win it for the Nerazzurri: the captain managed to get on the end of Vecino's fantastic cross to head home in front of Donnarumma and score his fifth goal against the Rossoneri.

The referee then blew the final whistle, with Inter now having won five Serie A games in a row and seven in all competitions. The #DerbyMilano once again belongs to Inter.

Now we can celebrate, although our focus will quickly turn to our next match: on Wednesday 24 October we travel to Barcelona.

Forever and always, #ForzaInter!

INTER 1-0 MILAN
Goalscorers: 92' Icardi (I)

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 2 Vrsaljko, 6 De Vrij, 37 Skriniar, 18 Asamoah; 8 Vecino, 77 Brozovic; 16 Politano (83' 87 Candreva), 14 Nainggolan (30' 20 Borja Valero), 44 Perisic (70'11 Keita); 9 Icardi
Substitutes27 Padelli, 5 Gagliardini, 10 Lautaro, 13 Ranocchia, 15 Joao Mario, 23 Miranda, 29 Dalbert, 33 D'Ambrosio
Coach: Luciano Spalletti

MILAN: 99 G. Donnarumma; 2 Calabria (91' 20 Abate), 22 Musacchio, 13 Romagnoli, 68 Rodriguez; 79 Kessie (84' 14 Bakayoko), 21 Biglia, 5 Bonaventura; 8 Suso, 9 Higuain, 10 Calhanoglu (74' 63 Cutrone)
Substitutes25 Reina, 90 A. Donnarumma, 4 Mauri, 7 Castillejo, 11 Borini, 16 Bertolacci, 17 Zapata, 33 Caldara, 93 Laxalt
Coach: Gennaro Gattuso

Bookings: Biglia (M), Calhanoglu (M), Calabria (M), Suso (M), Politano (I), Bakayoko (M)

Added time: 4' + 3'

Referee: Guida
Assistants: Meli, Passeri
Fourth officialMaresca
VAR operators: Irrati, Giallatini

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 99 G.Donnarumma
Vrsaljko 2 2 Calabria
de Vrij 6 22 Musacchio
Skriniar 37 13 Romagnoli
Asamoah 18 68 Rodriguez
Vecino 8 79 Kessie
Brozovic 77 21 Biglia
Politano 16 5 Bonaventura
Nainggolan 14 8 Suso
Perisic 44 9 Higuain
Icardi 9 10 Calhanoglu

substitutes

Padelli 27 25 Reina
Gagliardini 5 90 A.Donnarumma
Martínez 10 4 Mauri
Balde 11 7 Castillejo
Ranocchia 13 11 Borini
Joao Mario 15 14 Bakayoko
Valero 20 16 Bertolacci
Miranda 23 17 Zapata
Dalbert 29 20 Abate
D'Ambrosio 33 33 Caldara
Candreva 87 63 Cutrone
93 Laxalt

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