Inter offers the Derby della Madonnina and consolidates its 2nd place


The last poster of the day, counting for the 21st day of Serie A, offered a very nice shock between the two Milanese neighbors and rivals during the traditional Derby della Madonnina. Reigning champions AC Milan were in poor shape for this derby after six games without a win, while Inter, second in Serie A before kick-off, absolutely had to win to avoid leaving Napoli behind. fly alone in the lead. A meeting which therefore promised to be incandescent between the two formations. From the start of the game, Lautaro Martinez was very restless and caused a lot of problems for the opposing defense. Served in the area, the Argentinian could strike quickly but Anton Tatarusanu diverted the ball with a superb headline (7th). After an attempt with a header that passed a few centimeters from the cages of the former Nantes goalkeeper on a center from Milan Skriniar (10th), the number 10 of Inter finally found the fault on a corner kicked by Hakan Calhanoglu (34th, 1-0), his 12th goal in Serie A.

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Back from the locker room, Simone Inzaghi’s players continued to dominate the debates with a new opportunity for Lautaro Martinez who was ahead of Pierre Kalulu and struck in first intention forcing Anton Tatarusanu to repel his attempt with his foot (56th). While the Rossoneri managed to strike for the first time in the game on a header from Olivier Giroud after a cross from Theo Hernandez (58th), the game began to be choppy and the referee had to crack down by issuing several yellow cards. At the end of the match, Brahim Diaz forced André Onana to dive to catch the ball at the base of his post (75th). A few minutes later, Olivier Giroud rolled up a free kick from 25 meters which flew flush with the skylight of the interior goalkeeper (78th). Romelu Lukaku (83rd) then Lautaro Martinez (90th) thought to give a little more width to the score but the referee canceled the two achievements for a foul from the Belgian and an offside from the Argentinian. In the standings, Inter consolidates its place as runner-up to the Neapolitan leader thanks to this victory. For its part, AC Milan continues to sink at the start of 2023 and finds itself in 6th place in Serie A. Stefano Pioli’s players will have to react quickly if they want to keep a chance of participating in the next edition. of the Champions League.

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