Team news: Milan were without the suspended Theo Hernández as well as without Mike Maignan, Alessandro Plizzari, Alessio Romagnoli, Samu Castillejo and Junior Messias, while Inter had a full squad at their disposal. Kickoff time for the Derby della Madonnina was 20:45 CET at San Siro.

Goals: Çalhanoğlu (11′ pk), de Vrij (16′ own goal)

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Ciprian Tătăruşanu; Davide Calabria, Simon Kjær, Fikayo Tomori, Fodé Ballo-Touré (46′ Pierre Kalulu); Sandro Tonali (71′ Ismaël Bennacer), Franck Kessié; Brahim Díaz (58′ Alexis Saelemaekers), Rade Krunić (84′ Tiémoué Bakayoko), Rafael Leão (58′ Ante Rebić); Zlatan Ibrahimović.
Unused: Mirante; Conti, Florenzi, Gabbia; Giroud, Maldini, Pellegri. 

F.C. Internazionale Milano (3-5-2) – Simone Inzaghi
Samir Handanović; Milan Škriniar, Stefan de Vrij, Alessandro Bastoni (84′ Federico Dimarco); Matteo Darmian (76′ Denzel Dumfries), Nicolò Barella (68′ Arturo Vidal), Marcelo Brozović, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Ivan Perišić; Edin Džeko (76′ Joaquín Correa), Lautaro Martínez (84′ Alexis Sánchez).
Unused: Radu; D’Ambrosio, Kolarov, Ranocchia; Gagliardini, Sensi, Vecino. 

Referee: Daniele Doveri.

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Nino

Diaz is quiet. That RW is not working for him.

Milan10

lol why do milan defense always stand in horizontal line when defending crosses? thats asking to concede from rebound. havent they learned from el shaa’s goal last week?

Nesta1

Tomori recovery pace is scary, I think he’d give bolt a run for his money

Dindudre

Why take off Leao ?? That’s insane. The only weapon we’ve had in this game. What is Krunic doing in this game pls ?? Smdh

Milan10

good subs by pioli. brahim still looks unfit and leao just never had the chance to rest.
also, i hate the fact that hakan looks dangerous tonite with his probing passes

SJF

Hakan
Is a piece of trash
Join another Inter forum

Milan10

*sigh the closet interista who often agreed with that inter troll serpent of madonnina at it again. hakan was inter’s highest rated player according to gazzetta, corriere and even sempreinter themselves but sure he’s trash lmao like i said, never let ur hatred towards something/one make u lose ur objectivity or make u be biased. adults need objectivity to get through life. then again, ur the one who dislikes florenzi so much that u claimed he’s injury prone by saying he had meniscus problem in 17/18. so having knee problems 3-4 yrs ago makes him injury prone? lmao. like i… Read more »

Nesta1

I feel this is a game for giroud if we get crosses in box

Milan10

lol rebic aint playing no games. it was him who indirectly injured barella with his pace and dribbling. shame pioli didnt play him as am, because he did so well at frankfurt as am occasionally

Ac milan

We can see barrala is better than Kessie but Kessie wants more

SOHEIL

Bennacer for Krunic. Please

SOHEIL

Tonali!!!

Ronaldinho80

Omg ibra should have scored

Milan10

i dont get it; what does krunic have that tonali doesnt that ben has to come on for tonali rather than krunic.

SOHEIL

I don’t get it. Tonali is fast and we need speed in counters. Rebic for Leao was also a mistake. Rebic for Ibra, tonali for krunic. That’s the logical subs

Milan10

krunic is pioli’s golden boy just like gagliardini was conte’s. it happens

Ronaldinho80

Fuck i miss Theos sprints

Nino

Sometimes, I think Pioli is just playing safe. Milan should win this game.

Milan10

fantastic thuram-esque by kalulu. boy’s destined for greatness

Ronaldinho80

Fuck we need Tonali in the game

milan4lyf

Goddamn.. This ref really needs to be investigated. That Handball happened in front of that mofo.

Ronaldinho80

Oh noo benacerr fuck fuck fuck

milan4lyf

I don’t really see why Tonali was subbed. He was literally the best player on the field.

Gman

Krunic is useless

SOHEIL

For some reason, Pioli prefers Kessie over Tonali & Bennacer in AM role.

Dindudre

Somebody needs tell salemaekers to stop trying to play fancy games when we’re trying to win.

milan4lyf

How many handball does the ref need for a Milan Penalty?

Ronaldinho80

Omg what kesse have missed

Dindudre

Kalulu is the future

Milan10

see? kessie is way too calm. why didnt he just blast the ball? what a weak rebound attempt. nicely done by saladmaker from the middle btw. just play him the middle ffs

Nesta1

Yeah be better as a 10 not on wing

Milan10

correctamundo mate. faivre, hell even messias need to arrive big time

Ronaldinho80

We deserved more but ok

Dindudre

Kalulu and Tata saved us today.

naija_milan

WHAT ABOUT THE GOAL MOUTH CLEARANCE BY BALLO-TOURE, THEY ALL WORKED HARD

Nesta1

Missed opportunity tonight, inter average should have created more chances and kessie should have scored that rebound,

Sam

Kessie is not really interested in Milan anymore. He’s playing safe so as not to get injured for his next club

SOHEIL

Kessie caused the penalty
Kessie didn’t score an open goal

Considering inter playing with one more player! We did great (beside first 20 minutes of second half).

Pioli’s subs are still questionable.

Krunic isn’t an AM. We need to adapt Tonali to that role.

SOHEIL

And God I would kill for a in form Baka. He played amazing in the few minutes we saw tonight. Simple, fast and smart. Not like Kessie who likes to turn around 5 times before clearing the ball

Nino

I think Bakayoko should be getting more minutes. Let’s scratch Kessie from the squad. The double pivot has to have a physical presence, which means it should be from now Bakayoko and Bennacer or Tonali – either one being a great option from the bench. Bakayoko may not have Kessie’s stamina though, but I think he protects the ball very well.

Rossi

Krunic is an AM, but a very bad one. Def not good enough for a team like Milan. Kessie miss was typical Kessie in attack. I hope Totenhem watched him tonight and they saw that he is no where near worth for 8mil sallary.

SOHEIL

he is a box to box CM. an ordinary one actually. tries really hard. good passer. that’s it

Nino

Precisely. Krunic stayed too long on the field doing nada as AM. If Bennacer had come in earlier, either he would have pushed up or allowed Tonali to push up. The first subs should have been Krunic and Diaz, for Bennacer and Saelemaekers. Leão could have played a little longer.

SOHEIL

agree

milan4lyf

Subs lost us the game. Krunic should’ve been subbed.
Ref needs to be investigated. Inter literally played handball in d box without a penalty but milan get tackled in their own dbox to concede a penalty? Retard refereeing.
Overall, confident game by milan. GG boys. Should’ve been a win. Milan was the better team.

Rossi

Krunic has to leave this team. He brings absolutley nothing. He is not even good enough for the bench. Better try Salamakers as a AM then playing Krunic.

Nino

Pioli’s gambit failed. Krunic offers nothing as a 10 and Ibra was isolated in the first half.

Yes, we know Saelemaekers’ limitations, but he allows Calabria to attack. If the the team had started with the usual starters with Diaz at 10 and Saelemaekers at RW, it would have been different.

Krunic should have been off a long while with Bennacer coming in earlier. There’s no match next week.

Okay. Rant over. I wanted a win. Not a bad result. But Milan could have and should have won.

Milan10

and? its not like calabria is cafu or even kalulu. if anything, salad or even rebic should play am because theyre so good at trading short passes in tight and narrow spaces. salad failed big time as rw vs high pressing porto thus messias or brahim should play rw from fiorentina match on. just because brahim is recovering from covid doesnt mean he’s not good rw (theo looked lazy as well vs roma). even luis enrique said that when he called brahim to play for spain.

Nino

Saelemaekers as RW is basically for Calabria and not because he is an exciting RW. He covers Calabria. Diaz couldn’t do that. I don’t dislike Diaz. It’s just that for this game, Pioli could have sub him at half time. But really, Krunic should have been off earlier for Bennacer as AM swapping with Tonali…

Milan10

well mate, a rw job is to terrorize opponents’s defence not covering for defensive rb like calabria. if u cant do that then u shouldnt play there. yes wingers need to track back to help fullbacks but if that becomes ur main job/thats the only thing ur good at as rw then ur not particularly good rw, simple as that. like i said, its not like calabria is gonna bomb the defense with his overlapping like hakimi or cafu, with all due respect to him. if u observe, even tonite salad’s good at short passing in such narrow/tight spaces but… Read more »

Rossi

Salamakers only looked a bit better sinse he came of the bench while Inter players were tired. I would prefer Rebic on the RW. If Salamakers started he would have been the same old typical Salamakers. Pioli just likes Krunic since they are frends, he will keep playing him no matter what. Which is super frustrating as a fan. Our attack went to crap since Krunic started to be played as the AM.

Nino

We know Saelemaekers already Nd the main thing is, he covers for Calabria. Talking about Inter players being tired is about man management. Our players too were tired. We should have won with better tactical discipline.

Rossi

I was talking about Salamakers beeing fresh from the bench, i think i was pretty clear. That allows him to do better runs with the ball and pass by opponents players. When he starts he struggles to go pass any one.

Milan10

phew. what a match, what a feast. if it wasnt for bad finishing it would’ve ended 3-3 at the very least. even worse refereeing, but if milan can survive inter AND the referee then this might just be milan’s season. they better destroy fiorentina so they’ll get away from napoli and inter, who’ll face each other next

Ronaldinho80

I dont even care how but leao rebic and brahim should play together

SOHEIL

Leao, Diaz, Saele, Rebic is the best combination we had this season. Just look at the games they started alongside each other. We played fast counter attacking, pressing opponents. Ibra and Giroud make us very slow (as legendary they are). It’s good to have a tall striker against teams parking the bus but a dynamic striker is best when both teams play football

SJF

Well said sir. We were top of the league and paying great football with those guys.

Signor milan

What a match! What a derby! Forza milan.

Oluwashevy

Hankan played his best today he want to showcase himself but still not we didn’t miss him we have move on and am sure that snake Donna would watch the derby and see how Milan has transformed without him Diaz has not gotten his form back it’s a gradual process kalulu is really is really trying. A good game and a fair result the unbeaten continues and we have played hard fixtures more than Napoli best of luck Milan

Spencer

Once Barella came off, I knew u would take over the game. I liked the idea when Pioli brought on Bakayoko and allowed Bennacer to go up the field and dictate the game. If anyone had any doubts about Milan competing for the scudetto this season, I hope tonight’s game will set ur mind aright. After the international break, we would be formidable. When Theo, Messias, and the other players regain full fitness. Hopefully there are no injuries after the break. Lastly, once again, Ballo Touré has no place in the football club. Cheers guys!

Nino

Stop picking on a Milan player just because they had a bad match. Ballo-Toure is a Milan player. He had to be rushed in for the game, considering that he was still feeling the trauma from the stamp on his foot against Bologna. He was one of the better players in that match deputising for Theo when he had COVID. Please respect our players.

Peter Arinze

What a game

Peter Arinze

Honestly, it was a breathtaking game. Inter played well but we matched them. Kessie killed us in this match, had it been he didn’t give away that needles penalty, the outcome would have been different, though the referee didn’t help matters at all. I think it was a 50-50 challenge/coming together. The referee was always eager to punish Milan at every slightest offense. He was bias honestly. Our coach’s romance with Krunic will be his undoing. Krunic shouldn’t be starting matches for us, he contributes nothing in the attack and defense. Our midfield this season should be manned by Kessie,… Read more »

Ted

Tonali and Leao played every match both domestic and CL in last weeks, they need some rest. Next match, Ben and Kessie with Rebić, Diaz and Alexis should start.

JaCc

I agree 100% which is why I laugh when people get mad at Pioli for subbing them off.

Milan10

leao, yes. tonali, no. he barely played for 90 mins in milan’s last 4-5 matches

Caesar

This draw stands as a win for me considering that Napoli dropped points against Hellas and als, Napoli has more difficult fixture compared to Milan. We can actually dream of the Scudetto

Dwaynek27ism

At least we didn’t lose 2-1 and I so wanted us to win this! But we can keep our heads focused on the next game. Forza Milan!

AC Milan

Considered we were playing against the 12th man aka refree, we did well to get a draw.