Rafael Leo scored twice and set up another as AC Milan claimed victory in the Derby della Madonina despite a second-half fight by Inter Milan.
Simone Inzagi’s side took the lead against the race after 21 minutes of play, when Marcelo Brozovic knocked out AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Megan to defend the opposition.
Defending Serie A champions AC Milan reacted swiftly and restored parity through Leo, who found the far corner of the net after Inter were given possession cheaply in the middle of the pitch.
AC Milan continued their dominance and took the lead nine minutes into the second half with Olivier Giroud and a shot at Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic after a good work from the left by Leo.
Leo scored a classic Milan derby goal to level the hosts 3-1, beating his man with an amazing skill to slip the finish into the far corner.
This forced Inzaghi into a series of changes and Edin Dzeko made an immediate impact off the bench, ending with a Matteo Darmian cross giving Inter hope of a comeback. But AC Milan outclassed their rivals and suffered their second loss of the season at Inter.
Leo the Difference Maker
Leo was voted Player of the Season in Serie A last season as AC Milan took the Scudetto, and the 23-year-old was in good form in this derby as he scored twice for his team and assisted another. Inter couldn’t handle his straight run under the left wing.
Leo has no hesitation and AC Milan will need to accelerate the Portuguese international as they begin their Champions League campaign next week. At 23, there’s still time for Leo to improve further. With this performance, he can become one of the best players in the world.
Inzaghi to face questions
Inter were second best until Inzagi changed his team in the second half. The biggest change saw Jako debut and the Bosnian striker made an immediate impact, searching the back of the net to give Inter hope of a comeback.
Romelu Lukaku was missing for Inter, and was therefore most expected to play the role played by Jako for Inzagi last season, but was overlooked from the start for Joaquin Correa, who went on to affect the match. walked away. did very little. After this, the Inter Manager will have to face questions regarding the selection of his team.
Magnon came up
Had it not been for Magnon’s actions in the last 30 minutes of this match, Inter could have come up with something to show for his late return. Indeed, the French goalkeeper made a series of surprising saves as the away team looked for an equalizer.
AC Milan fans already know what Magnussen is capable of after an impressive debut season for the club’s last stint, but it wasn’t just that he made a number of solid saves – he could also claim high crosses in his box. could also do. could also do. could also do. could also do. could also do. could also do. An obedient person could. When he needed it, Magnon grew up.
AC Milan vs Inter Milan Final Score
1h 2h final
AC Milan 1 2 3
Inter Milan 1 1 2
INT – Marcelo Brozovic – 21 min.
ACM – Raphael Leo – 28 mins.
ACM – Olivier Giroud – 54 mins.
ACM – Raphael Leo – 61 min.
INT – Edin Dzeko – 67 min.
Time is running out for Inter if they have anything to claim from this match. AC Milan are now easily defending the long deliveries being played ahead.
Magnon does it brilliantly to claim a high cross in the AC Milan penalty area and the champions are now doing everything possible to wind the clock and make sure Inter has a chance to find the back of the net and snatch a point. have a chance. have a chance. have a chance. have a chance. have a chance. have a chance. has no chance of. Don’t give it another chance. A stoppage time of five minutes will be played at the end of the match.
Will Inter have another chance to snatch a point in this match. The way this match is trending, you will definitely not be against it. AC Milan has gone deep. It seems they are settling for what they have.
Inzaghi will surely regret not introducing Jaco. When he is on the pitch, he gets a lot of threats. AC Milan are not in control of this match as they were not so long ago.
what a save! Calhanoglu hits a shot from 20 yards moving toward the top corner of the net, but Magnon manages to reach it and makes a surprise save! There will be some reduction in this as the saving of the season.