Final score

17 October 2020 18:00

29' Lukaku
1 - 2
AC Milan
16' Ibrahimovic
13' Ibrahimovic
Referee: Maurizio Mariani / Linesmen: Costanzo, Bindoni / Fourth official: Maresca / Assistants: Irrati, Carbone
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47' The first half comes to a close. 2-1 to the visitors at the break thanks to goals from Ibrahimovic. Lukaku with the Inter goal.
47' Lukaku close to the equaliser: Brozovic's corner is met by the Inter number 9 but the header is off target.
46' Kessie brings down Barella on the break. Second yellow card for AC Milan.
45' Two minutes of added time still to play.
44' Lukaku feeds Lautaro on the edge of the box. His effort is saved by Donnarumma.
42' Barella stays down after a heavy clash with Calabria. The Inter number 23 took a heavy blow to the knee.
37' Lukaku takes off down the right and is stopped by Theo Hernandez just outside the box. Mariani does not blow for the foul despite the Nerazzurri's protests.
33' Inter on the up now: Lukaku looks for Perisic at the back post, but he can't quite get there.
32' Lukaku lays it off for Barella, whose shot is straight at Donnarumma.
32' Hakimi's cross is met by Lautaro, who heads over Donnarumma. Kjaer gets back to clear it off the line. Inter inches away from the equaliser.
29' GOOOOAAAAL! Lukakuuuu! Perisic puts it in the middle for Big Rom, who just needs to tap it home. Inter have a goal back.
24' Theo Hernandez has a go from range. Vidal deflects it behind.
22' Kjaer goes in hard and late on Lautaro. First booking of the game.
18' Lukaku picks the ball up on the left, duts in side and shoots. Donnarumma saves.
16' AC Milan score again through Ibrahimovic. Leao with the assist.
13' Handanovic saves the spot kick, but Ibrahimovic turns in the rebound.
11' Kolarov brings Ibrahimovic down in the box. Mariani points to the spot, penalty to AC Milan.
10' Perisic crosses in towards Lukaku; the AC Milan defence manage to scramble clear.
4' Kolarov plays in Hakimi again. He sets off towards goal, but Mariani spots a foul by Lukaku on Theo Hernandez.
2' Hakimi gets in behind Theo Hernandez and puts an inviting ball into the box. Donnarumma comes out to gather.
1' Inter vs. AC Milan gets underway. Stefano Pioli's side take the kick-off. FORZA INTER!!!
1' The 173rd #DerbyMilano in Serie A is about to start. After Stefan de Vrij was given the award for best defender in the league last season, the sides make their way out onto the pitch.
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50' Full time: Lukaku's goal not enough for Inter. In spite of the amount of chances for the Nerazzurri, Pioli's side take all three points.
48' Huge chance for Lukaku after Lautaro's ball in: the Inter number 9 gets there ahead of Theo Hernandez but can't hit the target.
45' Five minutes of added time still to play.
44' Perisic gets his head on Sanchez's cross. Over the bar.
41' Change for AC Milan: Tonali on for Kessie.
39' Conte booked for dissent.
38' Inter substitution: Sanchez on for Vidal.
38' Hakimi booked for dissent.
33' Hakimi's cross is too close to Donnarumma, who gathers easily.
30' Mariani awards Inter a penalty as Donnarumma brings Lukaku down. The decision is then overturned for offside against the Belgian, though the last touch came off Kjaer.
27' Krunic is through on goal but his shot is off target.
26' Perisic's cross, Lautaro rises highest but can't hit the target.
24' Yellow card for Vidal.
22' First change for Conte: Eriksen replaces Brozovic.
19' Tactical foul by Brozovic on Theo Hernandez. First yellow card of the game for Inter.
17' Change for the away side: Krunic and Castillejo on for Leao and Saelemaekers.
16' Barella turns and shoots, Kjaer heads clear. Corner to Inter!
15' Ibrahimovic picks up a yellow card for a foul on de Vrij.
15' Great ball from Vidal to find Hakimi, who'se header is just off target.
13' Lukaku looks for Lautaro, but the pass is too long.
12' Leao's shot from outside the box goes wide.
8' A different half now; Inter on the front foot looking for the equaliser, AC Milan sitting back and looking to limit Inter.
3' Great play from Hakimi, who beats Theo Hernandez and cuts it back into the danger-area. Neither Lukaku nor Lautaro can get on the end of it.
2' Lautaro shoots from outside the area, it is well off target.
1' No changes at half time. Lukaku gets us underway for the second half. FORZA INTER!

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6 shots on target 4
7 shots off target 6
18 fouls committed 11
3 corners 5
2 offsides 2
55% ball possession 45%

Milan have scored in each of their last 23 league games and have not conceded in the last four. They last had a longer scoring streak in 1973, while they last had a longer run of shutouts in 2006.

Milan have won their first three games in this Serie A season, while the last time they won the first four games of the season in the competition was in 1995/96, with Fabio Capello.

The next victory will be AC Milan's 1400th Serie A win (incl. awarded games) - the Rossoneri could become the third team to reach this milestone after Juventus and Inter.

AC Milan are one of four teams that Inter striker Romelu Lukaku scored in both matches last season and they could become the first side to concede goal against the Belgian in three Serie A games.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been involved in five goals in four Serie A derbies for Milan (four goals and one assist), all with Inter as the home side - he has lost three of those four matches against the Nerazzurri.

Inter have gained seven points in their first three games of this Serie A season (W2 D1): in five of their last seven Serie A seasons, the Nerazzurri have been unbeaten in their first four games.

Except for Atalanta (56), Milan (54) and Inter (47) are the two teams that have gained the most points in Serie A in 2020. In this period, the Rossoneri have conceded the fewest goals amongst the teams present in both seasons (22 goals).

Antonio Conte could become the first coach in the history of Inter to win their first three derbies vs Milan (considering all competitions).

His next match will be Aleksandar Kolarov's 350th appearance across Serie A and Premier League (and 300th as a starter) - however, only against Tottenham (10 games) has the Inter defender played more league games without being involved in a goal than against Milan (nine).

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

MILAN – This time, Inter weren’t able to complete a comeback, with the Nerazzurri falling to their first Derby defeat in Serie A since January 2016. It’s a loss that hurts, because, beyond the fact that Inter were up against their cross-city rivals today, the team showed commendable commitment throughout, missed a host of chances and played with the utmost pride and determination. There’s undoubtedly regret, with the Nerazzurri giving Milan a two-goal head start early on. Lukaku then did all that he could to get his side back into it: he didn’t just score, he was also constantly involved in the team’s play, right up to his 96-minute back-heel that ended in Donnarumma’s arms. Ultimately, however, it wasn’t enough: Milan ran out 2-1 winners thanks to Ibrahimovic’s brace. But only four league fixtures have been played, and there’s still a long way to go.

It was a highly intense match, right from the very beginning: the two teams were looking to be aggressive and courageous in their play, and they also weren’t holding back in their tackles. There was plenty of counter-attacking football on display too, especially through the middle. But it was Milan who struck first, and they landed another blow just a few minutes later. With 16 minutes on the clock, the scoreboard read Inter 0-2 Milan, with Ibrahimovic having bagged a brace. As was the case in February earlier on this year, Inter would have to make a comeback.

Milan were looking for Ibrahimovic constantly and, in the early stages, were enjoying tremendous success in getting behind the Nerazzurri’s midfield with quick counter-attacking play. In the 13th minute, they reaped the rewards of their precise game plan as they took the lead: after receiving the ball, Ibrahimovic was able to bring it into the area before being upended by Kolarov. Handanovic did really well to save the Swede’s resulting penalty, but the Milan striker was then able to knock the ball in on the rebound. Three minutes later, Conte’s men found themselves 2-0 down: Leao escaped down the left, crossed the ball into the box for Ibrahimovic, who finished with his right foot and bagged his second of the game. A quick double blow.

However, there was still a long way to go, and Inter still had time to reorganise themselves and aim to take advantage of Milan’s weaknesses. The Nerazzurri were constantly looking to do damage down the flanks, and this is precisely how Lukaku’s goal came about: Kolarov charged forward, Perisic squared the ball back from the left and the Belgian tapped home. The Nerazzurri suddenly had the wind in their sails and came close to equalising on two occasions in the 32nd minute, first through Lautaro and then through Barella. With the half coming to an end, Lukaku missed two opportunities to draw Conte’s men level.

The second half was played at a lower tempo and pace in comparison with the first, with fatigue from the most recent round of international fixtures clearly visible. Milan also lacked the desire to push forward, even if Leao had the legs to do so on the break. Hakimi was a continuous bright spark on the right, while Barella seemed to be everywhere on the pitch at once. These two regularly acted as the fuses that lit up so many Nerazzurri attacks after the restart, when Conte's team started to rack up chances to equalise. Unfortunately, these weren’t converted into goals.

Hakimi came closest to scoring through a header that flew just wide of the post. The Nerazzurri continued to pile on the pressure, slowing down midway through the second half but picking up in the last quarter of an hour. A chance came our way in the 75th minute: Lukaku raced into the penalty area, with a penalty call against Donnarumma then being reversed by VAR after the Belgian was adjudged to have been offside. Even in added time, the heart and commitment to get a result remained, with Lukaku twice being involved in chances to equalise. The first of the two came in the 93rd minute, when he narrowly poked the ball wide. The second and final chance came with 95 minutes on the clock, when, under pressure in a hectic penalty area, he improvised a backheel that Donnarumma was able to gather in.

The game finished 1-2, a match that was lost in the opening stages, despite a fierce response that saw the Nerazzurri go on to create 19 chances, almost double the opportunities that the Rossoneri had.

We won’t give up: now we look forward to Wednesday, when we’ll begin our Champions League campaign. We’ll keep moving forward. Forza Inter, always!


INTER (3-4-1-2): 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio, 6 de Vrij, 11 Kolarov; 2 Hakimi, 22 Vidal (7 Sanchez 84'), 77 Brozovic (24 Eriksen 68'), 14 Perisic; 23 Barella; 9 Lukaku, 10 Lautaro.
Substitutes: 27 Padelli, 35 Stankovic, 13 Ranocchia, 36 Darmian, 42 Moretti, 46 Vezzoni, 47 Squizzato, 49 Satriano, 99 Pinamonti.
Coach: Antonio Conte.

MILAN (4-2-3-1): 99 G. Donnarumma; 2 Calabria, 24 Kjaer, 13 Romagnoli, 19 Hernandez; 4 Bennacer, 79 Kessie (8 Tonali 87'); 56 Saelemaekers (7 Castillejo 62'), 10 Calhanoglu, 17 Leao (33 Krunic 62'); 11 Ibrahimovic.  
Substitutes: 1 Tatarusanu, 90 A. Donnarumma, 5 Dalot, 14 Conti, 15 Hauge, 20 Kalulu, 21 Brahim Diaz, 27 Maldini, 29 Colombo.
Coach: Stefano Pioli.

Goalscorers: 13' and 16' Ibrahimovic (M), 29' Lukaku (I)
Bookings: Kjaer (M), Kessie (M), Ibrahimovic (M), Brozovic (I), Vidal (I), Hakimi (I)
Note: Pioli (M) and Conte (I) both booked
Added time: 2' - 5'.

Referee: Mariani.
Assistants: Costanzo, Bindoni.
Fourth official: Maresca.
VAR and VAR Assistant: Irrati, Carbone.

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 99 Donnarumma G.
D'Ambrosio 33 2 Calabria
de Vrij 6 24 Kjaer
Kolarov 11 13 Romagnoli
Hakimi 2 19 Hernandez
Brozovic 77 79 Kessié
Vidal 22 4 Bennacer
Perisic 14 56 Saelemaekers
Barella 23 10 Calhanoglu
Martínez 10 17 Leao
Lukaku 9 11 Ibrahimovic


Padelli 27 1 Tatarusanu
Stankovic 35 90 Donnarumma A.
Sanchez 7 5 Dalot
Ranocchia 13 7 Castillejo
Eriksen 24 8 Tonali
Darmian 36 14 Conti
Moretti 42 15 Hauge
Vezzoni 46 20 Kalulu
Squizzato 47 21 Brahim Diaz
Satriano 49 27 Maldini
Pinamonti 99 29 Colombo
33 Krunic

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