Both Milan teams entered the derby with a winning record this season. AC Milan entered the game excitedly, while Inter actively defended and counter-attacked and showed sharpness with each attack.
In the 5th minute, Dimarco made a pass for Mkhitaryan to score from close range to open the score. Milan tried to attack afterward to find an equalizer, but before they could do anything, they had to concede the second goal in the 38th minute, after Marcus Thuram’s classy ball handling and skillful finishing.
Hope was rekindled for Milan at the beginning of the second half with Rafael Leao’s goal to shorten the score. Yet there it is honorable table in the Rossoneri’s disastrous defeat.
In the 69th minute, Mkhitaryan shined with a neat finish to increase the score to 3-1. Everything seemed to end for Milan in the 79th minute after Calhanoglu’s penalty kick goal. And in the 90+3 minute, rookie Frattesi scored, sealing a devastating 5-1 victory for the Nerazzurri.
In the following match not long after, defending champion Napoli disappointed with a 2-2 draw at Genoa. Mattia Bani and Mateo Retegui helped the home team take a 2-goal lead. But fortunately, Napoli still had an equalizer thanks to two substitute players, Raspadori and Politano.
Lineup and scoring of players:
Inter: Sommer 6, Darmian 6, Acerbi 6, Bastoni 6, Dumfries 7, Barella 6, Calhanoglu 7, Mkhitaryan 8, Dimarcro 7, Martinez 7, Thuram 8.
Subs: Augusto 6, Frattesi 8, Arnautovic 6, De Vrij 6, Asllani no points.
AC Milan: Maignan 6, Calabria 5, Thiaw 3, Kjaer 5, Hernandez 5, Krunic 4, Loftus-Cheek 5, Reijnders 5, Pulisic 4, Giroud 5, Leao 7.
Subs: Chukwueze 5, Jovic 5, Okafor 5, Florenzi 5, Musah no score.
Minh Tuan | 04:54 September 17, 2023