It’s time to see who was the best player of this Madonnina Derby played in Milano against Inter Milan and AC Milan in San Siro.
The Milano Derby between Inter Milan and AC Milan is back! Contrary to other years, this season fairs different as both sides have way more competitive squads to compete for the Serie A title. For one, Zlatan Ibrahimovic appeared in the first half with a quick brace in five minutes.
The first goal came after a penalty called on the Swedish striker, a shot saved by Handanovic but finished by the forward on the rebound. His second goal came moments later after a beautiful collective effort that was also finished by Ibrahimovic.
With not even 30 minutes on the clock, Inter responded through a goal scored by Lukaku. We had a great game on our hands, but things would change during the second half. None of both sides wanted to allow another goal, which transformed this Derby into an overly defensive game.
Zlatan demonstration of endurance.
For the second half, the game was a lot more balanced than during the first 45 minutes. A goal would have come for either side but bad fortune was one of the most important factors for the strikers.
All the attacking players lacked the proper aim to decide the game’s outcome. We have to give mad props to Zlatan Ibrahimovic for making it all the way to the end of the match despite just beating Covid-19.
At his age, the AC Milan leader keeps proving that age is nothing but a number. This victory confirms AC Milan’s fantastic revival and leaves them in a good position at the Serie A table. They are the undisputed leaders.
Inter Milan: Handanovic (5), Kolarov (6), De Vrij (6), D’Ambrosio (7), Hakimi (7), Perisic (6), Vidal (7), Brozovic (6), Barella (7), Lukaku (8), Lautaro (6).
Bench: Eriksen (5), Sanchez (6).
AC Milan: Donnarumma (7), Kjaer (8), Romagnoli (7), Calabria (7), Theo (8), Saelemaekers (7), Calhanoglu (9), Bennacer (6), Kessie (7), Ibrahimovic (10), Leao (6).
Bench: Krunic (7), Castillejo (7), Tonalli (7).
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