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Internazionale v Milan Live Commentary, 22/10/18

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M. Icardi (90+2)
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza


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Inter will now look towards the top of the table as they try to keep pace with league-leaders Juventus but Milan will go back to the drawing board. Gattuso's side are already 13 points off the top and they have plenty of work to do in the attacking department.
Icardi is the hero as his stoppage-time header seals victory for Inter against arch-rivals Milan. The second half was not as entertaining as the first 45 minutes, but it was another intense derby battle in this famous Serie A fixture. Both teams had goals disallowed for offside, with replays showing the decisions were correct. Milan were far too defensive, and they were eventually punished but that is a cruel way to lose in such an important game.
90' + 7' FULL-TIME: Inter 1-0 Milan.
90' + 6' It is cleared by Inter and that will be the end of the game!
90' + 5' Free-kick for Milan and Donnarumma is coming up for it...
K. Baldé
Yellow Card
90' + 4' Keita makes a sloppy challenge to give away a set piece on the edge of the box. That is a typical striker's challenge at the worst possible time.
I. Abate
D. Calabria
90' + 2' Defensive change for Milan as Abate replaces Calabria.
M. Vecino
90' + 2' Vecino deserves plenty of praise as his cross picks out Icardi when it looked like he would be tackled.
M. Icardi
90' + 2' GOAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!! Inter 1-0 Milan - Icardi is the hero as he scores with a minute to go. The Inter fans inside the stadium go wild as the striker heads into an empty net. He stayed in between Musacchio and Romagnoli before Donnarumma tried to catch the cross but Icardi is on hand to tap home. Incredible scenes in Milan.
T. Bakayoko
Yellow Card
90' + 1' Bakayoko now in the book after a sloppy challenge outside the Inter box.
90' Three minutes of stoppage time given at the end of the second half...will we get a winner?
87' Inter are dominating possession but they are being forced back into their own half.
85' Five minutes remaining in this Milan derby and neither side look like scoring at the minute as they both continue to cancel each other out. Inter have been the better of the two teams in the second half but Milan continue to defend with plenty of guts and determination.
T. Bakayoko
F. Kessié
84' Bakayoko replaces a tired Kessie after Inter clear the corner.
83' The wall does its job and Inter concede a corner!
A. Candreva
M. Politano
82' Another change for Inter as Candreva enters the field of play at the expense of Politano.
82' Milan win a free-kick on the edge of the Inter box, Suso to take...
81' Suso wastes a glorious opportunity from inside the box after failing to put any power behind his volley but Inter break within seconds. The home side work the ball down the left wing and Icardi latches onto a cross but his cushioned header for Valero was punched away by Donnarumma.
78' Icardi is left disappointed after his attempted bicycle kick sails over the crossbar.
77' Cutrone will need to work hard out wide to try and play himself into the game. He needs to do all he can to tee up Higuain before the end of the 90 minutes.
M. Politano
Yellow Card
75' Politano enters the referee's book after chopping down Bonaventura.
P. Cutrone
H. Çalhanoğlu
74' Gattuso turns to his bench with Cutrone on in place of Calhanoglu.
72' The strong tackles are now starting to fly in again and that may worry a few Milan fans, with plenty of their players already cautioned.
K. Baldé
I. Perišić
70' Perisic has endured a quiet evening and he is now off, with Keita on in his place.
68' Milan's midfield is starting to look a little tired and they have done plenty of running so far tonight. Kessie and Biglia have been busy but we have not seen much from Bonaventura.
66' Nothing comes from Inter's latest corner but they are still enjoying the majority of the chances. A substitution may be required to give them the lift they need.
65' Spalletti's troops win a corner after a volley is deflected behind Donnarumma's goal.
64' Commentator's curse as Suso now gets a warning after another poor tackle and he just picked up his yellow card. Inter now have a free-kick on the left wing...
Yellow Card
61' Suso is in the book after he pulls back Asamoah.
60' There hasn't been a single red card given in the last nine Serie A Milan derbies and that may soon become 10 because the strong challenges have dried up in the second half.
58' Nervous moment as Donnarumma is slow to react to a back pass but he eventually gets there to clear any danger.
57' CHANCE! Inter work the ball into the box but Politano can only volley wide at the far post. Many inside the stadium believe that should have been on target.
54' Higuain continues to be a passenger in this game but Gattuso will be determined to leave him out there. He knows the forward could net the winner at any minute but the players behind him need to use him wisely.
52' Valero is the latest Inter player to fire wide as he gets his bearings wrong on the edge of the box. Gattuso continues to shout out more instructions but his team have yet to get going in the second half so far.
49' Milan launch a counter-attack before Suso is brought down and Inter then launch an attack of their own. Perisic tries his luck from the edge of the box but he is denied by a strong block.
48' Inter make a strong start after winning a corner but Milan clear with ease.
46' We are back underway in Milan.
Milan need to bring Higuain into the game more if they want to improve their chances of scoring but Inter are doing a good job of keeping him quiet. Inter are just letting themselves down in the final third but an entertaining second half is expected.
The referee brings the first half to a close and it is somehow still goalless. Both teams have had a goal disallowed for offisde as well as a number of chances to open the scoring. Inter have looked sharp in defence but Milan are certaintly leaving their mark on the home side with three yellow cards already.
45' + 5' HALF-TIME: Inter 0-0 Milan.
45' + 4' Calhanoglu dribbles his way to the edge of the box before shooting over and that should be the end of the first 45 minutes.
45' + 3' Milan build pressure on the edge of the Inter box but Suso ends the move after blasting a shot wide of the target.
D. Calabria
Yellow Card
45' + 2' Calabria becomes the third Milan player to enter the book after he chopped down Vecino as Inter tried to break from the set-piece.
45' + 1' Higuain has been quiet so far tonight but he sees his first real effort blocked before Inter concede a corner...
45' Four minutes of stoppage time...
H. Çalhanoğlu
Yellow Card
44' Calhanoglu is now in the book after he tussled with Vrsaljko.
42' GOAL DISALLOWED!!! Yet again the offside flag denies us our first goal this evening. Milan are the ones celebrating this time but Musacchio was adjudged to be offside after Suso's header found him at the far post.
41' BLOCK!! Icardi stays onside to latch onto a throughball but his left-footed effort is blocked by Romagnoli. Milan then pile forward at the other end but Musacchio sees his header blocked for a corner.
39' Inter's Politano finds some space in midfield but the freedom seems to go to his head as he shoots straight into the stand.
37' CLOSE! Icardi peels away from his marker inside the box but he fails to latch onto a cross and the ball bounces behind for a goal-kick.
34' OFF THE POST - Milan fail to clear the danger from the resulting set-piece and De Vrij springs into action but his volley cannons off the upright!!
33' Inter win a corner after some good work from Perisic. Vrsaljko to take...
32' Milan's players are throwing themselves into every challenge and this game is starting to come alive.
Borja Valero
R. Nainggolan
30' Valero is now on for Nainggolan after he fails to shake his injury off.
29' Inter's fans are starting to get a little restless now and they believe they are not getting the rub of the green when it comes to 50/50 free-kick calls.
27' The referee waved play on after that incident but Nainggolan appears to be indicating he wants to come off after walking to the sideline.
26' Boos ring around the stadium as Biglia brings down Nainggolan again and he needs to be careful due to his yellow card.
24' The history books suggest Inter could grab the three points tonight. Six of the last eight Milan derbies in Serie A, that have been won by Inter, have been in the first half of the season.
22' SAVE! Inter decide to go short with a corner and De Vrij meets the cross but Donnarumma is on hand to palm the ball away. 
L. Biglia
Yellow Card
20' The referee claims Biglia's challenge was aggressive and he hands him the first yellow card of the match. He complains as both he and Nainggolan limp back onto the pitch.
19' A strong challenge in midfield sees both Biglia and Nainggolan go down. Both are receiving treatment but it is the Milan man that is in more pain.
17' Kessie wastes a good opportunity after producing a late run into the Inter box. He leans back when volleying and a goal-kick is given.
15' We have our first break in play as Kessie is brought down by Brozovic but the free-kick is not in a dangerous position.
14' Milan concede a corner after a clearance from Romagnoli and Politano tests Donnarumma in the Milan goal. He tried to catch the keeper off guard with an inswinging corner but the Italy international was on hand to punch the ball away from danger.
12' GOAL DISALLOWED!! Inter celebrate as Icardi volleys home at the far post but the flag is up for offside straight away. Vecino was the man who flicked a header into his path but it remains 0-0.
9' WIDE - Milan launch a counter-attack and Calhanoglu eventually tries his luck from the edge of the box. The playmaker fails to connect with the ball cleanly and Handanovic watches it fly past his near post.
6' Inter have reacted well to that Suso chance and they are now building out from the back and keeping possession.
4' CHANCE – Inter fail to clean their lines and Gattuso’s men pile forward with plenty of attacking intent. Suso is the first player to the loose clearance but his shot creeps past the near post.
2' The atmosphere inside the San Siro is deafening and it is expected to stay that way until the end of the 90 minutes. Spalletti and Gattuso embraced before kick- off but it is now down to business.
1' We're underway as Milan kick us off. They are in their traditional red and black strip, while rivals Inter are in blue and black.
We are minutes away from kick off as both sides enter the field of play at the San Siro.
Gattuso makes two changes to the side that overcame Chievo 3-1 last time out. Abate and Zapata drop out, with Calabria and Romagnoli stepping into the starting XI.
Spalletti makes three changes from the team that beat SPAL 2-1 before the international break. De Vrij, Brozovic, Politano all come in for Miranda, Valero and Keita.
MILAN subs: Antonio Donnarumma, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Samu Castillejo, Cristian Zapata, Jose Reina, Diego Laxalt, Ignazio Abate, Patrick Cutrone, Mattia Caldara, Fabio Borini, Jose Mauri, Andrea Bertolacci.
MILAN XI (4-3-3): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Davide Calabria, Mateo Musacchio, Alessio Romagnoli (c), Ricardo Rodriguez; Franck Kessie, Lucas Biglia, Giacomo Bonaventura; Suso, Gonzalo Higuain, Hakan Calhanoglu.
INTER subs: Lautaro Martinez, Daniele Padelli, Keita, Joao Mario, Roberto Gagliardini, Antonio Candreva, Miranda, Andrea Ranocchia, Danilo D'Ambrosio, Dalbert, Borja Valero.
INTER XI (4-2-3-1): Samir Handanovic; Sime Vrsaljko, Stefan de Vrij, Milan Skriniar, Kwadwo Asamoah; Marcelo Brozovic, Matías Vecino; Matteo Politano, Radja Nainggolan, Ivan Perisic; Mauro Icardi (c).
It is Inter who sit towards the top in third, with Milan in 12th after two draws in their last five games. Five of the last eight Milan derbies in Serie A have finished in a draw.
Although eight places separate these two teams in the table, both of them come into the contest in good form. Luciano Spalletti’s Inter have won their last six games in all competitions, while Gennaro Gattuso’s troops are unbeaten in their last eight matches.
Hello and welcome to tonight's live coverage of the Milan derby between Inter and AC Milan in the Serie A. The San Siro will be a sea of red, black and blue tonight as these two arch rivals do battle for the first time this season.