Milan vs Inter 1-1: Giants Share Spoils in Exciting Derby

Full Time: Milan 1-1 Inter

At the end of a hard fought encounter, the ‘Cousins’ end up sharing the spoils, as the Derby della Madonnina ends with a goal for each side.

Inter took an early lead thanks to Hakan’s penalty kick, but de Vrij’s own goal gifted Milan the equalizer, while Lautaro will find it hard to sleep tonight after missing a spot kick that would have restored the champions’ lead.

Therefore, Pioli’s men remain tied on points with Napoli at the top of the table, while the Beneamata stay third with seven points adrift.

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90th Minute: Milan Almost Scored

The Rossoneri have been the better side in the last stages of the Derby. Saelemaekers get the better of Brozovic and his low drive crashes at the post.

Kessié should have scored on the rebound, but his left footer whistles past the goal.

85th Minute: Vidal and Ibra Came Close

After replacing Barella, Arturo Vidal almost sealed the winner but his two shots were both blocked by Kalulu.

On the other end, Ibrahimovic tests fellow veteran Handanovic with a vicious freekick, but the Slovenian pulls off a fine save.

Almost five minutes to go. Will will witness a winner?

66th Minute: The Calm Before the Storm

Following an onslaught from Inter, the match turned into a tactical affair in the middle of the park. Inzaghi is yet to make a substitution, while Pioli brought on Ante Rebic and Alexis Saelemaekers for Diaz and Leao (who appeared to be unpleased with his exit), in addition to Pierre Kalulu who replaced Ballo-Touré at the break

Nonetheless, brace yourselves, as we’re still expecting some fireworks in the last twenty minutes of so.

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Halftime: Milan 1-1 Inter

Leao a chance to Milan ahead, and Lautaro could have grabbed one for Inter if it wasn’t for Ballo-Toure’s goal-line clearance, but it remains 1-1 as the two teams head to the locker-rooms for the half time break following an exceptionally exiting first period.

27th Minute: Tatarusanu Heroics Deny Lautaro

The Nerazzurri wasted a golden opportunity to restore their lead. Lautaro spots Darmian’s run and puts him on with brilliant though ball. Ballo-Toure’s tackle catches the Italian, and the referee points to the spot again.

Nevertheless, Tatarusanu somehow managed to deny Martinez with a brilliant dive to his right, and keeps Milan in the match.

17th Minute: De Vrij Own Puts Milan on Level Terms

The champions’ lead didn’t last for too long, as Sandro Tonali’s sublime freekick finds Tomori’s head, and the Englishman puts it past the despairing dive of Handanovic.

What a Start!

Update, it appears that it was considered to be an own goal from de Vrij.

11th Minute: Calhanoglu Puts Inter in the Lead

Well, that didn’t take too long. Following some back and forth action, Kessié puts himself in deep trouble with an aimless run inside his own area.

His former teammate Calhanoglu steals the ball, forcing the Ivorian to commit a foul inside the penalty box.

The Turkey international had the nerves to convert the spot kick right in from of the Curva Sud, and he strikes it in the middle of the goal to give Inter an early lead.

Cult of Calcio Exclusive (15 minutes before kickoff)

Our editor-in-chief managed to keep his promise, sending us live footage from the San Siro Stadium.

Well, it appears that Matteo is in the Curva Nord. Didn’t see this one coming.

Official Lineups

Hello and welcome to our the Cult of Calcio’s Live Coverage of Italian Football’s version of the Super Bowl, the Derby della Madonnina, between the high-flying Milan, and Scudetto winners Inter.

Throughout the evening we’ll provide you with the latest updates from all the action at the San Siro (or perhaps the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, whatever you choose to call it).

Moreover, the Cult of Calcio’s co-founder and editor-in-chief Matteo Carnevale is present in the stands, leaving the rest of us peasants behind. But perhaps he’ll be kind enough to provide us with with some exclusive footages.

Anyway, the official lineups are here, and let’s begin with the Rossoneri who are playing the hosts’ role. Stefano Pioli starts with Ciprian Tatarusanu in goal, while the backline will be made up from Davide Calabria, Simon Kjaer, Fikayo Tomori and Fodé Ballo-Touré (who fills in for the suspended Theo Hernandez).

Franck Kessié and Sandro Tonali take the double-pivot roles, with Rade Krunic, Brahim Diaz and Rafael Leao supporting Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Tatarusanu; Calabria, Kjaer, Tomori, Ballo-Touré; Kessié, Tonali; Krunic, Diaz, Leao; Ibrahimovic

On the other hand, the Nerazzurri start with their usual 3-5-2 formation, captained by Samir Handanovic. Simone Inzaghi will rely on his trusted back-three consisted of Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij and Alessandro Bastoni, with Matteo Darmian and Ivan Perisic taking the wingback slots.

Hakan Calhanoglu will be due for an unpleasant welcome from his old supporters as he starts alongside Marcelo Brozovic and Nicolò Barella in midfield. Edin Dzeko and Lauraro Martinez will lead the line as usual

Inter XI (3-5-2): Handanovic; Skriniar, de Vrij, Bastoni; Darmian, Calhanoglu, Brozovic, Barella, Perisic; Martinez, Dzeko