Internazionale – AC Milan: Inter Exploit Events To Complete Comeback In Derby Della Madonnina (4-2)
Milan looked completely in control of the game when they entered the break with a two-goal lead. Just seven minutes into the second half, the score had already been equalized though, as Milan’s situation harshly went from bad to worse when Inter completed their comeback and proceeded to put the game to bed.
Tactical analysis and match report by Kareem Bianchi.
In the pre-match press conference, Antonio Conte was asked about the differences between the first derby encounter and the upcoming one, to which the Inter manager responded by addressing the uncertainty on the respective teams’ path in the league. Inter’s ride has panned out to be steady overall, without too many significant downfalls, while Milan has been up and down the rollercoaster on a few occasions, long before Marco Giampaolo’s sacking.
Recently, however, Inter’s league progression was halted, with three consecutive draws holding them back until their latest win over Udinese freed them from their stalemate. The offensive mechanisms that worked so well at the start of the season are encountering their first jams, slowing down the entire flow up to the point where the opposition faced no threat. Luckily for Conte, though, Juve’s slip-ups kept the gap to a mere three points, handing Inter the opportunity to catch up with their competitors on 54 points. On the other hand, with five wins in their last six games, AC Milan hoped to keep up their hot run of form.
With Lautaro Martínez still out due to suspension, Alexis Sanchez started alongside Lukaku in Inter’s 3-5-2 formation. Christian Eriksen was benched after disappointing debut displays, making his way for . . .