In what is the second Derby della Madonnina in as many months following Inter’s emphatic 3-0 Supercoppa Italiana triumph in Saudi Arabia last month, these two eternal San Siro rivals meet for a crucial Serie A clash that could prove season-defining in the race for Champions League football — and their slender hopes of pushing for the title.
Stefano Pioli’s reigning Scudetto-holders are seriously struggling for form this year, with the Rossoneri currently winless in four and licking the wounds from a recent 5-2 capitulation against relegation-threatened Sassuolo — the first time they have shipped five Serie A goals at home since 1997.
Inter have capitalised on their neighbour’s recent misgivings by climbing up to second in the table, but they still remain some 13 points adrift of table-toppers Napoli. Simone Inzaghi will know that the seismic gap is nigh-on insurmountable, but he will still harbour aspirations of pushing the Parthenopeans all the way.
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Lautaro Martinez was on the scoresheet in Riyadh last month and will want to follow up on Sunday. The Argentine has registered more shots than any other player in Serie A this season (69) and more shots on target (26), so the World Cup winner will be champing at the bit to be let off the leash this weekend. He has bagged six goals against Milan in all competitions; only against Cagliari (eight) has he scored more since he joined Inter.
Davide Calabria will be one of the players looking to defang and keep a lid on Inter’s regular goal-getter. The Italy international has managed 49 tackles in just 12 Serie A games this season, the fifth-most of any player, while his 4.65 tackles per 90 minutes is the best among players with at least 270 minutes played (the equivalent of three full matches). Pioli will need Calabria’s hard-hitting exploits to muzzle Inzaghi’s frontline.
18 Jan 2023 – AC Milan 1-1 Inter – Supercoppa Italiana
03 Nov 2022 – AC Milan 3-2 Inter – Serie A
19 Apr 2022 – Inter 3-0 AC Milan – Coppa Italia
01 Mar 2022 – AC Milan 0-0 Inter Milan – Coppa Italia
05 Feb 2022 – Inter 1-2 AC Milan – Serie A
These two great rivals have already twice locked proverbial horns this campaign. The first Derby della Madonnina saw Pioli’s men best Inter 3-2 in Serie A after recovering from an early setback from Marcelo Brozovic. A Rafael Leao brace and a strike from Olivier Giroud sandwiched between secured the three points for the Scudetto holders. It was a different story in the Supercoppa Italiana last month in Saudi Arabia, with Inzaghi recording an emphatic 3-0 win thanks to goals from Federico Dimarco, Edin Dzeko and Martinez.
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