That this Milan I was serious, it was clear, but as of this afternoon it will be impossible to have doubts. The rossoneri added 20 games in a row without losing in all competitions, the fourth win in four Serie A rounds (for the first time since 1995), they are solo leaders of Calcio and they did all this with a victory in the derby expected since 2016. A special victory for the Milan project, which complicates the start of the course for an Inter that had already left any doubt especially in defense (eight goals conceded in four games: too many).
Sin Gagliardini, Skriniar, Young y Radu, still positive, and Bastoni, who fell a day before the game, Conte maintained his 3-4-1-2 adapting to D’Ambrosio and Kolarov to the flanks of De Vrij in the rear. The technician left Erisken out again, preferring Barella behind Lautaro and Lukaku. Pioli, for his part, bet on the desire of Ibrahimovic, who a little more than a week ago defeated the covid.
The Swede showed that the virus can be left behind without consequences, playing an incredible game despite inevitable fatigue and his age. In the 11 ‘, forced a penalty for a foul by Kolarov, a maximum penalty that made history. Handanovic neutralized it, breaking the Pagliuca Series A record (25), but, in the rebound, the Swede pushed the ball between sticks. With that much, Ibra became the oldest scorer in derby history de la Madonnina (39 years and 14 days), but did not even have the time to celebrate it that another had already scored. In 16 ‘, a cross from Leao from the left found him alone in the heart of the area, for a very simple 2-0. The former Barça player has already made four goals in two appearances in this Serie A: a full-fledged Benjamin Button.
With a similar goal, on 29 ‘, Lukaku cut distances to pass from Perisic, and from there the game became more and more intense, with occasions in both areas until the end. Achraf, in the second half, headed out one of the best of the match, and in 28 ‘Inter had the comeback one step away, when the referee awarded another penalty for a poor start by Donnarumma about Lukaku himself. The VAR, however, rectified its decision for an offside of the Belgian, who in the discount shot out the possible 2-2 ball. Milan triumphed, having always won in four days, scoring nine goals and conceding only one. He did it before one of the favorites for the scudettoA goal that, if the Rossoneri continue like this, they could be back in their sights very soon. Especially with this unstoppable Ibrahimovic.
Rade Krunic (61 ‘, Rafael Leao), Samu castillejo (62 ‘, Alexis Saelemaekers), Eriksen (67 ‘, Brozovic), Alexis (82′, Vidal), Sandro Tonali (86 ‘, Kessié Franck)
0-1, 12′: Ibrahimovic, 0-2, 15′: Ibrahimovic, 1-2, 28′: Lukaku
Referee: Maurizio Mariani
VAR referee: Massimiliano Irrati
Kjaer (21 ‘, Yellow) Kessie Franck (45 ‘, Yellow) Ibrahimovic (59 ‘, Yellow) Brozovic (63 ‘, Yellow) Vidal (68 ‘, Yellow) Achraf Hakimi (82 ‘, Yellow