Wednesday, December 8

Three mistakes, two goals: Milan missed a late win against Inter – and thanks Tatarusanu

Seven points were before this 175th Derby della Madonnina in Serie A between arch-rivals Milan and Inter, who had been reborn for years. And it was seven points after an intense 90 minutes in which there was really a lot going on. Keywords: penalty, own goal, penalty, chances, Ibrahimovic, post.

Made the 1-0 early in the 175th Serie A edition of the Derby della Madonnina: Hakan Calhanoglu.

Made the 1-0 early in the 175th Serie A edition of the Derby della Madonnina: Hakan Calhanoglu.

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A lot of prestige is always at stake in a Derby della Madonnina, because both clubs are also at the forefront of Italian football and also have a lot of sporting explosiveness. Nevertheless, such top games among arch rivals often degenerate into manageable duels full of touch and with only a few highlights.

Not so this time at the 175th Serie A edition of this classic: First of all, Milan professional Kessié messed up the ball against Calhanoglu very early, followed up clumsily and caused a penalty straight away. The former Karlsruhe, Hamburg and Leverkusen resident, as well as Calhanoglu, who only came to city rivals this summer from the Rossoneri, competed himself and scored in the middle to 1-0 (11th minute).

However, Milan’s answer was not long in coming: Tonali crossed a standard dangerously inwards and found the head of opponent de Vrij, who nodded into his own net unhappy and untenable for keeper Handanovic to make it 1-1 (17th). And because the playfully better Rossoneri after another mistake (26th, Ballo-Touré misjudged and caused the second penalty against Darmian that evening) could also rely on their own goalkeeper Tatarusanu – the Romanian parried strongly against the one who shot this time Lautaro Martinez (27th) – it went into the break with a 1-1 draw. Also because Barella (44th) and Lautaro (45th) were still giving away.

“Ibra” and Saelemaekers are annoyed

The second 45 minutes, meanwhile, could no longer keep the entertainingness of the first, rather both teams now equalized in abundance. There were still opportunities, especially for FC Internazionale: But Lautaro (55th), Calhanoglu (56th) and Joker Vidal (72nd) left the 2: 1. On the other hand, Ibrahimovic, often frustrated because of the few passes, signed up with an art shot attempt (69th).

Anyone who thought that the Nerazzurri would launch the final offensive against the tired looking Rossoneri was mistaken. Because thanks to the clever substitutions of AC coach Stefano Pioli, it was suddenly his protégés who wanted the 2: 1 – and almost got it. But both Ibrahimovic with a free-kick hammer (82nd) ​​and Joker Saelemaekers with a shot from the post and subsequent failure by Kessié (90th) left the possible victory behind.

Goals and cards

Calhanoglu (11 ‘, penalty kick, right-footed shot, Calhanoglu)

the free (17 ‘, own goal)

AC Milan


Inter Milan


Referee team

Daniele Duties

Daniele Duties

Game info

Overall, the 1-1 draw in this 175th Serie A comparison between the two traditional clubs was completely okay, which at the same time did not lead to a major extension at the top: Napoli (1-1 against Hellas) first, Milan the tied pursuer (32 each) and behind them with seven points behind Master Inter. Atalanta Bergamo as a new fourth could shorten the trio a bit.

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