AC Milan have been excellent in Serie A this season and are currently leading the way in the race for the title, alongside Napoli. Stefano Pioli’s men have dropped just two points so far in the league this season, winning 10 of their opening 11 matches. As things stand, they are only second behind Napoli on goal difference, though that will not be a factor come the end of the season. They haven’t been as formidable in the Champions League, however, gathering just one point from their opening four matches. But that will all be pushed to one side as they look to get bragging rights in the first Derby della Madonnina of the season.
AC Milan will also be looking to extend their gap over Inter Milan, who currently sit third. The defending champions haven’t been bad at the start of their season, winning seven and drawing three of their opening 11 matches, but they haven’t been the near-perfect they need to be to keep up. As a result, Simone Inzaghi’s men are already seven points behind the top two and chasing to try and defend their title. Unlike their rivals, Inter have also had success in the Champions League, currently sitting second in their group after four matches.
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Big games require big strikers to make big impacts and the Derby della Madoninna will have two of the best in action, who love facing their opposition. For Inter, it’s Edin Dzeko, who has scored five Serie A goals against AC Milan since his debut in the competition in 2015/16, including four at the San Siro. In the AC Milan who, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored six goals in six Serie A derbies against Inter Milan, with only Gunnar Nordahl (11), Andriy Shevchenko (eight) and Altafini (seven) netting more for the Rossoneri in this fixture.
Both AC Milan and Inter Milan have been exciting to watch this season, prioritising attacking football at the expense of their defensive record. AC Milan have scored 25 goals in their 11 Serie A games so far, while conceding 10. Inter Milan are the only team to have netted more goals than AC Milan with 28, but they have also conceded 12 goals.
21 February 2021 – AC Milan 0-3 Inter Milan – Serie A
26 January 2021 – Inter Milan 2-1 AC Milan – Coppa Italia
17 October 2020 – Inter Milan 1-2 AC Milan – Serie A
9 February 2020 – Inter Milan 4-2 AC Milan – Serie A
21 September 2019 – AC Milan 0-2 Inter Milan – Serie A
Inter Milan have dominated this fixture lately, winning six of their past seven matches across all competitions including a 3-0 win as the away side towards the end of last season – en route to the title.