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- Martínez (P)67'
- de Vrij51'
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AC Milan - Internazionale
Serie A - 18 March 2019
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Inter Milan win the derby! Oh my, what drama we've had at the San Siro tonight! But it's under-pressure boss Luciano Spalletti who takes all three points. His side leapfrog AC Milan into third place. How pivotal could this victory prove to be in the race for the Champions League?
GOAL-LINE CLEARANCE! Curtone blasts a shot at goal from point-blank range.... but D'Ambrosio makes a crucial block on the goal-line. Wow!
- Yellow cardRoberto GagliardiniInternazionale
Gagliardini is booked. Time is running for AC Milan in this Serie A classic...
- OffMatías VecinoInternazionale
- OnAndrea RanocchiaInternazionale
Ranocchia replaces Vecino for Inter.
WHAT A SAVE! So close to an AC Milan equaliser! Handanovic saves Castillejo's back-post header with his shoulder!
There will be SIX minutes of additional time!
Spalletti is furious and is sent off for dissent! Drama at the San Siro!
- Yellow cardAndrea ContiAC Milan
RED CARD IS OVERTURNED! The referee deems the foul only warrants a booking and Conti stays on the pitch!
Oh hold on, VAR is having a look at this...
RED CARD! Conti is shown a straight red card for a high challenge on Martinez!
CLOSE! Piatek tries an outrageous back-heeled flick finish but can't find the target. That would have been a special way to level the scores.
D'Ambrosio gets forward from right-back and rolls a cross in searching for Martinez but it takes a deflection and the decision goes AC Milan's way, it's their goal-kick.
- OffMatteo PolitanoInternazionale
- OnAntonio CandrevaInternazionale
Candreva replaces Politano to give Inter some fresh legs down the right side of midfield.
Inter win a free-kick on the left. Politano's free-kick is cleared and AC Milan counter. Castillejo leads the charge but Gagliardini tracks his run from midfield and blocks his cross.
- Yellow cardSusoAC Milan
The bookings are stacking up now as Suso is cautioned for a needless foul on Skriniar.
- Yellow cardMatías VecinoInternazionale
Vecino goes into the book for a late challenge on Conti.
Inter are starting to look jittery as we enter the final quarter of a wonderful game for the neutral.
- OffMarcelo BrozovicInternazionale
- OnBorja ValeroInternazionale
An Inter change sees Borja Valero replacing the excellent Brozovic.
GOAAAAALLLLL! AC Milan 2-3 Inter Milan
Suso's cross is inadvertently struck at his own goal by D'Ambrosio, Handanovic somehow keeps it out but Musacchio bundles in with the rebound! It's game on once more!
Twenty minutes remaining in this memorable derby, is there any way back for AC Milan? They won't give up hope just yet...
- OffFranck KessiéAC Milan
- OnAndrea ContiAC Milan
Andrea Conti replaces Kessie in a straight swap at right-back.
- Goal by penaltyLautaro MartínezInternazionale
GOAAAAALLLLL! AC Milan 1-3 Inter Milan
Martinez keeps his nerve to fire an emphatic penalty-kick down the middle and restore Inter's two-goal lead.
- Yellow cardAlessio RomagnoliAC Milan
Romagnoli is booked for remonstrating.
PENALTY TO INTER! Politano is clipped by Catillejo's trailing leg and the referee, who slips as he makes the call, awards Inter a spot-kick!
TERRIFIC SAVE! Donnarumma has to be at full-stretch to tip Skriniar's header away from danger!
AC Milan have a spring in their step, even Suso. He drives to the byline to deliver a cross but Asamoah makes a lovely sliding block, winning a goal-kick, too.
- OffRicardo RodríguezAC Milan
- OnPatrick CutroneAC Milan
Patrick Cutrone replaces Rodriguez in an attacking switch from AC Milan boss Gattuso.
Well, well, well. For almost an hour, AC Milan had been outplayed. But this goal could change the dynamics of the match. On a five-game unbeaten run, Gattuso's side will only grow in confidence now.
- GoalTiemoué BakayokoAC Milan
GOAAAALLLLL! AC Milan 1-2 Inter Milan
What a time to score your first goal for your club, Bakayoko! The midfielder gets really good contact with Calhanoglu's free-kick delivery and his bullet header leaves Handnovic no chance! Game on!
NO PENALTY! Kessie heads the ball onto his arm, prompting appeals for an Inter penalty, but the referee is unmoved. That would have been a harsh call.
Gattuso's Milan side have a mountain to climb now. Who could have predicted this score-line before kick-off?
- GoalStefan de VrijInternazionale
GOAAAAALLLLLL! AC Milan 0-2 Inter Milan
Ectascy for Inter! They're two ahead now! The corner is played short to Politano who curls in a sumptuous cross, de Vrij wriggles free from Romagnoli and his cushion header nestles into the corner of the net.
Suso gives the ball away and Inter spring an attack. The loose ball falls to Martinez but he can't get away from Musacchio who makes a perfectly-timed challenge to block his shot.
SAVE! Gagliardini thrashes a shot from the left side of the penalty area and Donnarumma keeps it out with a strong one-handed save.
Groans of frustration from the AC Milan supporters as Bakayoko misplaces a pass in midfield. That's not the start Gattuso would have wanted his side to make.
- 2nd Half
AC Milan get the ball moving to kick off the second-half.
- OffLucas PaquetáAC Milan
- OnSamu CastillejoAC Milan
AC MILAN SUB: Paqueta makes way for Sami Castillejo for the second-half. That's a surprise, considering how terrible Suso has been.
- End of 1st Half
An excellent first-half comes to a close. Inter Milan deservedly lead through Vecino's third-minute opener, but Spalletti's side have spurned two or three gilt-edged chances to increase their advantage.
CLOSE! AC Milan win a free-kick on the left. Calhanoglu swings it in to a really dangerous area and the ball takes a wicked deflection up and over Handnovic's net.
There will be two minutes added on at the end of an absorbing first half.
OVER! Vecino eats up a lot of ground on a solo run, AC Milan defenders keep retreating and the Inter forward lets fly from the edge of the box, slicing his shot wide.
FREE HEADER! A huge chance for Inter's second goes begging! Skriniar is left unmarked but he inexplicably heads wide from a matter of yards!
Brozovic bends in a dangerous free-kick delivery and AC Milan do well to clear it behind for a corner.
Suso is having a torrid time out there, misplacing passes and generally looking off the pace. He delivers a poor cross just now, it's behind Piatek and De Vrij heads clear.
Piatek concedes a free-kick after wrestling Skriniar to the ground. Gattuso fumes with the decision.
AC Milan have been outplayed so far. Outnumbered in midfield, Inter look like scoring every time they come forward.
- Yellow cardRicardo RodríguezAC Milan
Rodriguez goes into the book for a late tackle on Politano.
INTER CHANCE! Chaos in the Milan penalty area as Perisic drills a cross in from the left, finding Vecino who mis-hits a shot from 12 yards and it's over the bar!
Martinez escapes his marker on the left and has plenty of team mates in the middle, but Calabria reacts quickest to knock it behind at the expense of an Inter corner.
Twisting and turning on the left of the penalty area, Calhanoglu can't find a way past D'Ambrosio who makes the block.
SHOT! Out of nowhere, Calhanoglu strikes a lovely 25-yard shot at goal, causing Handnovic all kind of problems. He manages to push it away and Inter's defence scrambles the danger clear.
SAVE! Politano catches a sweet shot from 25 yards but it's straight down the middle for Donnarumma who makes an easy save.
WIDE! Paqueta towers above D'Ambrosio but doesn't get enough direction on his header to trouble Handanovic in the Inter sticks.
SO CLOSE! D'Ambrosio sneaks in behind the AC Milan defence and teases a cross into the six-yard box, Calabria doesn't quite clear and Vecino's header is hacked off the line!
- Yellow cardMarcelo BrozovicInternazionale
Brozovic goes into the book for a late sliding tackle on Calhanoglu. Nothing malicious in that, simply mis-timed.
An AC Milan attack collapses and Inter spring a counter-attack, led by Perisic, who has made a really bright start to the game. Driving at the defence, he finds a yard of space to shoot, but the effort is charged down.
Gagliardini is going to carry on. He's been bandaged up and is ready for action once more. Bakayoko is still receiving attention on the touchline.
OUCH! Bakayoko and Gagliardini are hurt after a sickening clash of heads. Understandably, both players are down and require some treatment.
HANDANOVIC SAVE! Paqueta lets fly from 25 yards, it's a lovely strike with plenty of dip and swerve, and Handanovic has to be at full stretch to push it wide.
It's a terrible corner delivery. Suso gets too much on his cross and it's over the head of everyone.
AC Milan win their first corner of the match, Suso to take.
Spalletti called for his team respond after Inter's humiliating Europa League defeat, well how about this? They're ahead after just three minutes in the derby.
- GoalMatías VecinoInternazionale
GOAAALLLLLLL! AC Milan 0-1 Inter Milan
Vecino scores, Inter are ahead after just three minutes! Perisic arches a cross to the far post, finding Martinez who heads it down and Vecino is left unmarked for a simple tap in!
- 1st Half
Inter get us underway at a lively San Siro!
Here comes the teams... It's AC Milan versus Inter Milan in Serie A, it's next and it's LIVE!
Juventus lost their first league match of the season earlier on Sunday, going down 2-0 at Genoa.
Second-placed Napoli have just beaten Udinese 4-2 to open up a nine-point gap on AC Milan, though they're still an eye-watering 15 points adrift of leaders Juventus.
Crashing out of the Europa League after a humiliating defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday, Spalletti is under huge pressure to arrest Inter's slide in form, having won just one of their last five matches.
Inter spent a lot of money in the summer and were expected to at least close the gap on leaders Juventus so to fall out of the Champions League spots would be hugely damaging to the club.
AC Milan are targeting a sixth straight Serie A victory this evening. That run of good form has lifted them a point above city rivals Inter into third and comfortably into the Champions League spots, four points ahead of Roma in fifth.
While Gattuso has a full strength squad to choose from, the problems are piling up for Inter boss Luciano Spalletti. He is missing key men such as Radja Nainggolan and Mauro Icardi, who hasn't played since mid-February when he was stripped of the captaincy.
Brozovic has passed a late fitness test and is in the starting XI while Lautaro Martinez returns to the fold having missed Thursday’s Europa League defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt through suspension.
January signing Krzysztof Piatek spearheads AC Milan's attack and plays in his first Derby della Madonnina, hoping to add to his six club goals. He is flanked by Suso and Hakan Calhanoglu, while Tiemoue Bakayoko gets the nod ahead of Lucas Biglia in midfield.
AC Milan XI: G Donnarumma; Calabria, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Rodriguez; Kessie, Bakayoko, Paqueta; Suso, Piatek, Calhanoglu
Subs: Reina, A Donnarumma, Castillejo, Borini, Conti, Bertolacci, Zapata, Abate, Biglia, Caldara, Cutrone, Laxalt
Inter XI: Handanovic; D’Ambrosio, De Vrij, Skriniar, Asamoah; Vecino, Brozovic, Gagliardini; Politano, Lautaro Martinez, Perisic
Subs: Padelli, Keita, Ranocchia, Borja Valero, Cedric, Dalbert, Candreva
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