Serie A: Inter Milan Defeats AC Milan in Dominant Fashion
Giuseppe Meazza Stadium Witnesses Inter’s Victory in Milan Derby
The 238th Milan Derby between Inter Milan and AC Milan lived up to its hype as Inter emerged victorious in a commanding performance. Both teams had been enjoying a winning streak in the first three Serie A games of the season, making it an important clash between the city rivals. However, Inter proved to be the superior side, securing a 4-1 win over AC Milan.
The game kicked off with an explosive start as Markus Thuram swiftly delivered the ball into the penalty area, which was followed by Federico DiMarco’s strike. Henrikh Mkhitaryan collected the ball and poked it from close range, finding the back of the net. The goal was confirmed by the VAR referee, putting Inter in the lead with a score of 1-0.
As the match reached the 30th minute mark, Theo Hernandez executed a free kick that found Rafael Leao. However, his attempt was ruled offside, denying AC Milan a chance to equalize.
Inter continued to dominate the game, extending their lead to 2-0 after eight minutes. Lautaro Martinez showcased his skills, maneuvering past Denzel Dumfries before setting up Markus Thuram, who found the perfect angle to score.
At halftime, Inter Milan held a comfortable 2-0 lead over AC Milan.
The second half witnessed a brief comeback from AC Milan as they reduced the deficit to 2-1 in the 57th minute. Olivier Giroud provided the assist, allowing Rafael Leao to beat Inter’s goalkeeper Jann Sommer and open the scoring for AC Milan.
However, Inter quickly responded and regained their two-goal advantage in the 69th minute. Hakan Chalhanoglu’s cross found Lautaro Martinez, who expertly directed the ball to Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Armenian midfielder made no mistake and slotted the ball into the right post, making it 3-1 for Inter Milan.
Inter had an opportunity to extend their lead further when Lautaro Martinez was fouled by Theo Hernandez inside the penalty area. However, Martinez failed to convert the penalty, hitting the ball over the crossbar. Nevertheless, Inter continued their dominant display, scoring a fourth goal through Hakan Calhanoglu, who outsmarted AC Milan’s defense.
In injury time, Inter’s reserve player Davide Frattasi added insult to injury by scoring another goal. The final whistle blew, sealing Inter Milan’s victory with a remarkable 4-1 scoreline. The win marked their fifth consecutive triumph over their city rivals in all competitions, setting the stage for their upcoming Champions League clash against Sociedad. On the other hand, AC Milan will face Newcastle in their next fixture.
- Inter Milan (3-5-2): Yann Sommer, Matteo Darmian, Francesco Acerbi, Alessandro Bastoni (Stephan de Vrij 74), Denzel Dumphries, Nicolo Barella (Davide Frattasi 64), Hakan Calhanoglu (Christian Aslani, 80), Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Federico DiMarco (Carlos Agusto, 80), Markus Thuram (Arnautovic 64), Lautaro Martinez
- AC Milan (4-3-3): Mike Mennon, Davide Calabria (Alexandro Florenzi 77), Simon Kjaer, Malik Jao, Theo Hernandez, Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Yunas Musah 86), Rade Krunic, Tiyani Reinders (Luka Jovic 77), Christian Pulisic (Samuel Chukwueze 5), Olivier Giroud (Noah Okafor 77), Rafael Leao
stadium: Giuseppe Meazza
The 238th battle of honor “Milan Derby” in history came at the right time while both teams have won consecutively in the first 3 Serie A games this season. However, when they met later, Inter clearly did better in beating AC Milan. They went 4 games in a row in all competitions without conceding a goal.
The game had only started five minutes before Markus Thuram slammed the ball into the penalty area back to the left, Federico DiMarco caught it and hit the ball, hitting Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who poked it from 7 yards.. The ball was inserted into the net. The VAR referee confirmed the score as 1-0.
The time had passed to the 30th minute. Theo Hernandez played a free kick and sent the ball into the path of Rafael Leao. He ran and waited to touch and then hurried to save the snake’s goalkeeper, but this shot was offside in first.
After another 8 minutes, the Nerazzurri escaped 2-0. Lautaro Martinez got down low and countered Denzel Dumfries’ speed gathered and cut the ball around for Markus Thuram to take the drag. Find a spinning angle to the left in the penalty area, the ball goes in to the goal, sharp triangle, sharp on the other side.
After 45 minutes, Inter Milan led AC Milan 2-0.
In the 57th minute of the second half, Milan were behind 1-2. Olivier Giroud was named an assistant and Rafael Leao managed to hit Jann Sommer between the arms and break the egg for the Devil.
In the 69th minute, the Big Snake won 3-1. Hakan Chalhanoglu placed high on the left, Lautaro Martinez hooked the ball down and passed it to Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who inserted a touch before coming to score. corner on the right post.
It wasn’t enough, in the 78th minute Lautaro Martinez seized the moment to tap the ball and was kicked over by Theo Hernandez and missed a penalty. The All Blacks scored a fool on Hakan Calhanoglu, making it 4-1.
Before the home team finished 90+3 in injury time Davide Frattasi, the reserve player, scored another goal. At the end of the game, Inter Milan led the pack in 4 games, gaining a full 12 points, defeating their city rivals for the 5th game in a row in all competitions, such as AC Milan 5-1 before the start of the Champions League. The “Big Snake” visit Sociedad, while the “Red and Black Devils” welcome Newcastle.
List of players entering the field
Inter Milan (3-5-2): Yann Sommer, Matteo Darmian, Francesco Acerbi, Alessandro Bastoni (Stephan de Vrij 74), Denzel Dumphries, Nicolo Barella (Davide Frattasi 64), Hakan Calhanoglu (Christian Aslani, 80), Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Federico DiMarco (Carlos Agusto, 80) 64 ), Markus Thuram (64), Markus Thuram Arnautovic 64), Lautaro Martinez
AC Milan (4-3-3): Mike Mennon, Davide Calabria (Alexandro Florenzi 77), Simon Kjaer, Malik Jao, Theo Hernandez. , Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Yunas Musah 86), Rade Krunic, Tiyani Reinders (Luka Jovic 77), Christian Pu Lisic (Samuel Chukwueze 5), Olivier Giroud (Noah Okafor 77), Rafael Leao
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