Team news: Milan were without Alessandro Florenzi, Rade Krunić, Ante Rebić, Marko Laeztić and Zlatan Ibrahimović, while Inter had to do without Romelu Lukaku. Kickoff time for the Derby della Madonnina was 18:00 CEST at Stadio San Siro.

Goals: Brozović (21′), Leão (28′, 60′), Giroud (54′), Džeko (67′)

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Mike Maignan; Davide Calabria (84′ Simon Kjær), Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernández; Sandro Tonali (84′ Tommaso Pobega), Ismaël Bennacer; Junior Messias (72′ Alexis Saelemaekers), Charles De Ketelaere (63′ Brahim Díaz), Rafael Leão; Olivier Giroud (72′ Divock Origi).
Unused: Mirante, Tătăruşanu; Ballo-Touré, Dest, Gabbia, Thiaw; Adli, Bakayoko, Vranckx.

F.C. Internazionale Milano (3-5-2) – Simone Inzaghi
Samir Handanović; Milan Škriniar, Stefan de Vrij (84′ Danilo D’Ambrosio), Alessandro Bastoni (63′ Federico Dimarco); Denzel Dumfries, Nicolò Barella (63′ Henrikh Mkhitaryan), Marcelo Brozović, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Matteo Darmian (84′ Robin Gosens); Lautaro Martínez, Joaquín Correa (63′ Edin Džeko).
Unused: Cordaz, Onana; Acerbi, Bellanova; Asllani, Gagliardini; Carboni. 

Referee: Daniele Chiffi.

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SJF

Well thats our best starting 11,so hopefully they can do the business.
Time to get in top gear

Nesta1

Yeah definatley best line up, looks strong

AC Milan

Let’s show inter who rules Italy. Forza Milan!

Milancrazyfan

The fact that we cant build any form of attack from the center of midfield for the last games and the beginning of this one worries me. We can only create from the wings. Hopefully, we’ll get better in that deprtment.

Last edited 23 days ago by Milancrazyfan
Milancrazyfan

There you go, shinter scores. Thank you management for not finding a kessie replacement. Instead, relying on leg glued tonali.

Last edited 23 days ago by Milancrazyfan
AC Milan

Tonali just intercepted the ball and assisted Leao.
Tonali just created another scoring chance (so far 3 this game) 2 to Giroud,1 for Leao.

Last edited 23 days ago by AC Milan
Milancrazyfan

True, i was a bit harsh on him, because of the goal. Angry i guess, as a fan.I’ll take it back though. However ben and tonali are kind of one of the same. We do need a true box to box player.

Last edited 23 days ago by Milancrazyfan
AC Milan

I admire your passion.
Now to the game: If you have noticed that we were slowly dominating the game, then you would understand it was due to our front line and mid. Tonali can be box to box. He has been if you watch games carefully. Tonali is usually everywhere (definition of box to box).

Last edited 23 days ago by AC Milan
Milancrazyfan

Thats his role yes i do see that. Doesnt mean that he the best in that role. Yes the goal came from him. However, deep midfield is what suits him the best, just like ben. Doesnt mean he is a bad player or anything. He’s got a great future. Maybe he’ll evem grow into that role. Hope so.

SJF

At least you can admit it. Respect
We do miss a Kessie type, big time tho

Dez

That goal hurts… but the game so far is good.

Messias has poor ball control

AC Milan

Tonali with interception and assist = Leao goalllll

Milancrazyfan

Great response from the team. Andiamo leao.

Henry

Slow build-up play and nonexistent midfield; Milan in summary.

Dez

This Pioli does not know how to celebrate goal…

Well done Leao

Milancrazyfan

Loving the tempo right . Go milan.

Milanodieci

They play great! But yeah, we do need a new Kessie

Jay

Right side is literally nonfunctional

Johnny

Throw in Origi, Rebic, Adil or even Dest, these players can’t perform worst than Junior. Pioli should make this change!!!

AC Milan

I would still keep Junior for another 10-15 minutes just to exchange their energy. Even though he was the weakest link, there is still value there.

AC Milan

Goalll Giroudddddddd.

Ronaldinho80

Oliverrr

Milancrazyfan

Yeaaahhhhhhhhhhhh. Way to go giroud. Great pass from the one and only leao. Gooooo milan

AC Milan

Leao for a [email protected]@@

Milancrazyfan

Ahahahahahahahahaga leaooooooooooooooo. 7 mil give it to him NOW.

Last edited 23 days ago by Milancrazyfan
Ronaldinho80

Omg what a goal by Leao

Milan10

leaonaldo fenomeno the henry 2.0. enough said

K INC

Beautiful, Leao has to be extended, to the buffoons who criticize him silence!

Last edited 23 days ago by K INC
O’Gabbs

Why is the score showing 2-3 in favor of inter? Please, do the needful.

Milancrazyfan

Come on boys, tighten it up back there.

Agus

Our center of the midfield becomes vulnerable since Ben-Tonali play together. Pobega should play there pairing up with one of them. The center back too. Kjaer should be back there, play Kalulu back to back with Calabria on RB

K INC

Don’t understand why Pioli took off CDK while Messias is still on, he should try Dest.

AC Milan

CDK has a yellow that we do not want to risk.

Henry

Anytime the ball is played behind Calabria, it’s a big chance for Inter. He’s lack concentration and pace sometimes

Milancrazyfan

Give them hell origi.

Milancrazyfan

Has diaz touched the ball yet?

Milancrazyfan

Just made a good recovery.

Henry

Are these players allergic to playing simple balls? Is the fancy hold up play really necessary, especially in our half?

Dindudre

Calabria’s pace and lack of concentration is definitely a problem.

Milancrazyfan

The most annoying, scumbag award goes to turkish kebab.

AC Milan

He is definitely trash like I claimed from the start. We can just be glad that he is gone.

Ronaldinho80

Bravo guys important win

Dindudre

I freaking love this team!!! ❤️

AC Milan

Not sure why Origi played kind of selfish?

Dindudre

He was definitely selfish. We could have scored like 2 more goals if he wasn’t that selfish. Smh.

Jon

Daft player, zero tactical awareness. The management chosing him over Belotti was quite stupid.

Milancrazyfan

Easy guys. 1st game that he plays in a long time and in the derby none the less. Give him time

AC Milan

Just out of curiosity, if he keeps play like this, this can hinder our momentum.

Last edited 22 days ago by AC Milan
Jon

He played against Atalanta. Nonetheless, I get your point which is definitely the more reason he needs to take it slow and understand the teams chemistry before trying to pull off those silly stunts he tried tonight.

ZionTrain

Totally disagree. Origi is better than Belotti and he can also play LW or RW. He’s more athletic and better with the ball at his feet.

Jon

You must be joking!
Dude, the stats speak for itself. Origi probably have never amassed 10goals a season his whole career.

Rossi

That was the most selfish display of football that i have ever witnessed. The guy just kept shooting from every position. Didn’t pass even once, we could have scored at least one more if he wasn’t so selfish. I hope Pioli talked with him after the game. That kind of selfishnes might cost us valuable points in some other games.

SJF

Your right, i was shocked. Literally never seen a player be so selfish, not even a yout teamer. I hope Pioli gives him a very stern talking to. Unacceptable

Dindudre

If Leao wants $7.5mil, we should definitely pay him that immediately cos the more he keeps playing well, the more his stock rises and his wage demands will be rising too. So, we should get it done now before they start demanding 10million.

Jay

For the first time I see Tomori a bit sloppy

AC Milan

Tomori is a smaller CB, he is fast but not the most strong CB. His speed helps him covers well.

Christian

I’m a little disappointed, I was expecting a clean win with a 2 goal difference…but it is what it is 🙂

Gbenga AJOSE

Oliver Twist !

SJF

Well that was an exciting game of football. Milan were beautiful for an hour and then collapsed. Not something we will get away with in CL. We need to kill games of or at least control them. In the end we were really sweating, that mhikitarian shot could easily have hit the net. Leao was brilliant, he needs to do that more regularly. Our team plays great high intensity football, but they get tired. Hopefully our new recruits settle soon so we have more options. Diaz did well on the rw when he came on, we def need an upgrade… Read more »

Dez

Well said.

Also, the changes were OK for me. Luckily for us, Krunic is injured, if not Pioli would have been tempted to go defending after the 3rd goal.

2 silly avoidable yellow cards by Theo and Leao also.

In all well done lads. It was an entertaining Derby

SJF

Thanks.

The only thing i forgot to mention was Origi, the most selfish performance i have seen in a long time.
If he wants to be part of this team that has been so united, he needs to buck up his ideas. We’ll give him a pass as hes not played much but I’m sure Pioli will be having words with him

dejan10

Jesus Christ the guy’s just joined us and already the moaning begins.

SJF

He actually joined at start of summer.
I believe its fair comment as most people noticed the same. I’ve also said to give him a pass on this occasion. So not sure what your problem is

Philldadon1899

Where are your brain dead comments now? Inter is better right? They had the better transfer window right? Giroud is garbage right? Gotta sell leao right?

you shouldn’t be allowed to comment on anything anymore. Literally everything you have said the opposite is true. You should be apologizing to this board for making us read your incessant whining week after week.

Raztaman

Spot on

Ranajaya

Those 2 yellows are well deserved for a derby

Ink

Tonali was the MOTM for me.
Great instinct from Leao. Please show up at least 80% of the games! Especially against the low blocks! That is his problem I guess. Because he needs the opposing team to be attacking – so that they leave some space behind for Leao to attack. Need to add another dimension to his game so that he can be effective against low blocks.
Now, time for CL #8.

Milan10

lol come on mate, obviously leaonaldo was motm. its not even close. ben performed just as good as tonali and maignan was just better, more decisive than both of them. above all, king henry 2.0; 1 assist, 1 goal with his weaker foot and an absolute ronaldo-esque magic. can’t beat that. contender for perfomance of the season for milan