Icardi’s Late penalty helps him complete hat trick as Inter Milan top AC Milan in Derby #12

Serie A - Inter Milan vs AC Milan

Score: Inter 3 AC Milan 2

San Siro, Milan

After the international break we all thought would never end Serie A action would resume has the Derby Della Madonnina or otherwise known has the Milan derby would see Inter Milan take on their rivals Ac Milan. This rivalry has been going on for over 108 years. Their first matchup would take place on Januaray 10th 1909 has Ac Milan would win the first match of this historic rivalry 3-2. Inter hold the record for most victories against their rivals with 78 wins. While Inter hold the most victories Milan hold the most titles with 48 vs Inters 39. Now fast forward to the present we would return to San Siro the home of this historic rivalry. Ac Milan would sit 7th as they would try and move up the table has they would take on second place rivals Inter Milan. Ac Milan would come off a tough loss against 5th place A.s Roma where they would lose 2-0. Inter would come off a win vs relegation favorites and bottom of the table Benevento as they finished that match 2-1. This match would be dominated by Ac Milan but Inter would be the only club to score the first goal in the first half with Icardi. In the second half Ac Milan would score 2 goals coming from a own goal and one from Bonaventura. Also in the half Icardi would get two more goals including a crucial late penalty which would secure them the victory. This would give Inter their 7th win of the season.

 

As usual we would stick with the 4-2-3-1 formation but we would have some player switches. In goal would be starting keeper Handanovic. On defense we would have the usual cast of characters Nagamoto, Miranda, Skriner and top defender D’Ambrosio. Up front we would have Valero and Gagliardini replacing Vecino so he could move to the attacking midfeild. Up in the attacking midfeild we would have Persic, Vecino replacing Brozovic has Brozovic would get injured during the international break with a muscle injury with his national squad Croatia. Caping the midfeild would be none other than Candereva. Up front would be the Inter scoring beast Icardi who has a total of 9 goals this season. This looks like a solid lineup but Ac Milan will fight with everything they have so they could be a problem for our defense and they need to keep an eye on Silva and Kessie. But if we keep our focus and work as a cohesive unit we can possibly win this matchup.

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Icardi Strikes first to Give Inter the lead

After the anticipated wait this match would get underway. The first goal chance of the match would come from Ac Milan when Suso would take a left footed shot from outside the box would be blocked. Next would be Inters turn to try and break the deadlock as Candereva hits the bar with a right foot from outside the box. In the 15th minute Miranda would get a yellow card for a foul against Andre Silva. In the 23rd minute Miranda would take a header from the center of the box from a close range but misses to the right this would be assisted by Persic with a cross. Two minutes later Vecino would get a yellow card of his own for a foul against Bonaventura. In the 28th minute Icardi would break the stand still with a right footed shot from the center of the box to the bottom left corner which would be assited with a cross from Candereva which would put Inter up 1-0. In the 30th minute Ac Milan would try to even things up once again with an attempt from Silva with a header from the center of the box is blocked. Two minutes later Inter would try to add to their lead has Ivan Persic takes a right footed shot from the left of the box is blocked which is assisted by Candereva. In the 36th minute Icardi takes a right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the center of the goal assisted by Miranda with a header. In the 42nd minute D’Ambrosio takes a left footed shot but his attempt would be blocked. In the same minute Vecino takes a left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the center of the goal which was assisted by Valero. In the 44th minute Borini of Ac Milan takes a right footed shot from th erigh tof th ebox is saved in the center of the goal assisted by Kessie. In the same minute Borini rebounds with a header but misses to the right. This would end a jam packed half with Inter up 1-0. If Inter could maintain momentum this match would be theirs for the taking.

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Icardi gave Milan problems all day

After Inter would go up 1-0 before the end of the first half the second half would commence with Inter trying to add to their lead while their rivals would look to even things up. In the 48th minute Inter Milan would get the first scoring chance in this half has Vecino takes a right footed shot from the outside of the box misses to the left of the goal which was assited by Persic with a cross. A minute later Silva would hit the post with a left footed shot from the center of the box. In the 51st minute Borini of Ac Milan takes a left footed shot from outside the box but his attempt would be saved by Handanovic in the bottom right corner. A few minutes later Suso takes a left footed shot from outside the box to the lower left corner which would give Ac Milan the equalizer which now makes the score 1-1. In the 60th minute Vecino would try and get the lead back for Inter with a right footed shot from the center of the box is close but misses to the right which would be assisted by Candereva, But three minutes later Inter would go back up 2-1 with another stellar goal from Icardi with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner assisted by Persic. In the 71st minute Suso takes a left footed shot outside the box is blocked. In the 73rd minute Inter would make their first substitution of the match has Cancelo comes on to replace Candereva. In the 77th minute Persic takes a header from the center of the box is saved in the bottom right corner assisted by Valero with a cross. In the 81st minute Inter would have a own goal from Handanovic which would even things up once again making it 2-2. In the 85th minute Inter makes their second substitution as Eder comes on for Valero. In the 89th minute Skriner takes a header from the center of the box is blocked with Cancelo providing a cross. In the 90th minute Icardi converts a penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner. Ac Milan would have one last chance to come away with a point has Bonucci takes a header from a close range from the center of the box misses to the right. Inter would make their final substitution has Santon would replace Icardi. The match would end with Inter winning 3-2.

This was a well deserved win for Inter as this was one of their most challenging matchs yet. They worked cohesively start to finish and is a step forward in the right direction. My man of the match goes to Icardi whose late penalty conversion helped secure the victory and gave us another 3 points. Next week we face another challenge as we travel to San Paolo to take on first place Napoli. This will be a tough match but the best score prediction that we can hope for is a draw. But regardless I’m excited for this match. Has always until next time FORZA INTER.

Man Of The Match:Mauro Icardi

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Next Match: @Napoli  October 21st 2017

By the numbers

Inter Milan

Possesion 54%
Fouls 11
Shots 15
Assist 2
Pass Accurecy 85%

Ac Milan

Possesion 56%
Fouls 15
Shots 17
Assist 2
Pass Accurecy 87%

Top of the table

Napoli 8-0-0 24Pts
Inter Milan 7-1-0 21Pts
Juventus 6-1-1 19Pts
Lazio 6-1-1 19Pts
Roma 5-0-2 15Pts

Bottom of the table

Hellas Verona 1-3-4 6Pts
Genoa 1-2-5 5Pts
Spal 1-2-5 5Pts
Sassuolo 1-2-5 5Pts
Benevento 0-0-8

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