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Milan v Internazionale Live Commentary, 22/9/19

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0 - 2
MIL
INT
M. Brozović (49)
R. Lukaku (78)
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

Commentary

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Inter are next in action during the week against Lazio at the San Siro, while Milan are away at Torino on Thursday.
Inter take the spoils in the Milan derby by defeating their rivals AC Milan 2-0 at the San Siro this evening. Antonio Conte's men claim their fourth win on the bounce to maintain their perfect start to the campaign, reclaiming their place at the top of Serie A. Marcelo Brozovic's deflected strike broke the deadlock early in the second half, although it did require a VAR check before being confirmed. Romelu Lukaku sealed the three points when he glanced Nicolo Barella's cross into the net with 12 minutes remaining. The Rossoneri struggled in the final third as the Inter backline held firm throughout, ensuring that they beat Milan for the second time in a row in the away derby.
90' + 6' FULL-TIME: AC MILAN 0-2 INTER
90' + 5' Rebic robs Godin of possession on the edge of the Inter box, but De Vrij is on hand to make the intervention for the Nerazzurri.
90' + 4' Inter are working the clock to take the pace out of the game. They're almost there.
90' + 2' OFF THE POST! Candreva is released into acres of space down the left flank and he surges all the way into the box. The Italian goes for goal with his left foot, but the ball takes a deflection off Musacchio. It beats Donnarumma, only to clip the inside of the post and rolling across the goalmouth before travelling behind.
90' There will be five minutes of added time.
90' Godin uses his experience to win another free-kick at the back for Inter, taking valuable time off the clock.
A. Rebić
Yellow Card
Milan
88' Rebic catches Godin late and goes into the book.
86' OFF THE POST! Hernandez surges down the left flank and into the inside channel. Space opens up for the full-back to fire at goal, but his attempt clips the outside of the post and travels behind for a goal-kick.
85' WIDE! Biglia lines up the strike from the free-kick, only to send his effort wide of the post.
84' Rebic draws a foul from Godin 25 yards from goal. Milan have a shooting opportunity from the free-kick on the left side of the box.
A. Rebić
Rafael Leão
Milan
83' Leao is replaced by Rebic for the closing stages of the contest. Milan need a goal from somewhere.
D. D'Ambrosio
Yellow Card
Internazionale
82' D'Ambrosio wipes out Hernandez on the left flank and goes into the book.
A. Candreva
N. Barella
Internazionale
82' Barella is withdrawn for Candreva for the Nerazzurri.
80' OFF THE BAR! Inter are inches away from a third as Politano clips the bar. The winger plays a neat one-two with Lukaku to create space on the edge of the box. He strikes the ball with his left boot towards the left top corner. However, his strike clips the top of the bar and bounces over. So close.
N. Barella
Assist
Internazionale
78' Barella collects in space on the left flank before lifting a pinpoint cross into the middle for Lukaku to head home.
R. Lukaku
Goal
Internazionale
78' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! LUKAKU HEADS HOME!!!! 2-0!! Inter notch their second to take control of the game. The Belgian displays great movement in the middle to get in front of Romagnoli. He meets Barella's cross from the left flank, flicking his header beyond Donnarumma into the top right corner. A fine finish.
M. Politano
Lautaro Martínez
Internazionale
76' Martinez is replaced by Politano for the Nerazzurri.
76' The free-kick comes to nothing for the home side, who have lacked quality in the final third throughout the contest.
75' Godin is late on Hernandez down the left flank and he gives away a free-kick. Suso has an opportunity to lift a cross into the box from near the corner flag.
74' Suso displays quick feet in the final third before sending an offload out to the left for Hernandez. He sends a cross deep to the back post, but it evades Piatek in the middle.
T. Hernández
R. Rodríguez
Milan
72' Rodriguez makes way for the home side for Hernandez down the left flank.
M. Vecino
S. Sensi
Internazionale
71' Sensi is withdrawn for Vecino in the Inter midfield.
70' Suso attempts to pull the strings in the final third, although his offload into feet for Kessie is cut out by Asamoah.
68' The Milan defence is all over the place as Donnarumma fails to gather a cross. Fortunately for the home side, Martinez fails to sort out his feet in time and the Milan keeper is able to fall on the loose ball.
67' Lukaku almost tees up Martinez with a neat one-two combination in the box, but Rodriguez acts just in time before the Argentine can pull the trigger.
65' Milan have made the first move and they need to find their rhythm in the final third. They've not offered a great deal in the second half with Piatek cutting an isolated figure.
Lucas Paquetá
H. Çalhanoğlu
Milan
64' Paqueta comes on to the pitch to replace Calhanoglu for the Rossoneri.
61' SAVE & WIDE! Asamoah sends a probing cross into the box that Romagnoli has to act to clear ahead of Lukaku. The Nerazzurri keep on the pressure as Martinez lines up a blast from left inside channel, but Donnarumma makes the save. The ball loops into the air for Lukaku to attack, although he glances his header wide of the target.
60' BLOCK! Milan struggle to clear the danger from the edge of their own box amid pressure from Lukaku and Barella. Sensi takes on a strike, but he cannot penetrate a wall of red and black shirts.
58' Brozovc has space to raid into and he takes on a strike from 25 yards after being unoppossed by the Milan defence. However, on this occasion his effort goes straight through to Donnarumma.
56' Calhanoglu swings the resulting free-kick into the box and Skriniar attempts to clear the ball. Milan claim for a penalty for handball, but the defender appears to use his chest, although his arm was next to it.
55' Sensi brings down Suso in the final third, handing Milan a free-kick in a dangerous position.
55' Sensi turns in space towards the edge of the box, but he has his path blocked off by Romagnoli. The referee is not interested in his claim for a free-kick.
52' Asamoah almost gets the wrong side of Conti down the left flank, but the Milan right-back does just enough to get across the wing-back.
51' Milan have to force the issue to find an equaliser now. The tempo of the contest should be increased by the home side.
S. Sensi
Assist
Internazionale
49' Sensi rolls the ball into space for Brozovic to strike and score.
M. Brozović
Goal
Internazionale
49' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! BROZOVIC SCORES!!!! INTER 1-0!!! The Nerazzurri do take the lead as Brozovic's deflected strike finds the right bottom corner. Milan switch off at the set-piece allowing Sensi to roll an offload to the midfielder. He lines up a low strike that diverts off Kessie to find roll into the net, wrong-footing Donnarumma. The referee checks for an offside decision against Martinez blocking the view of the Milan keeper, but after a look he awards the goal.
49' Inter have the ball in the net, but the referee wants a VAR check to confirm.
A. Conti
Yellow Card
Milan
48' Conti brings down Sensi on the charge on the left flank and he goes into the book. Inter have a free-kick in a dangerous position.
47' Lukaku turns in space in the final third and he rolls the ball to Martinez. Kessie and Musacchio do enough at the back for the Rossoneri to quell the attack.
46' We're back underway at the San Siro.
Antonio Conte will be the happier of the two managers at the break, although he will be looking for a clinical edge in the final third from his team in the second half. Marco Giampaolo will be hopeful that his side can assert their control on the game by taking control of possession. Suso and Hakan Calhanoglu have not been able to pull the strings. It's an important 45 minutes for the Rossoneri in the context of their campaign.
It's all square at the break in the Milan derby between AC Milan and Inter. Antonio Conte's men have had the better of the opportunities as Gianluigi Donnarumma was forced to deny Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku, while Danilo D'Ambrosio struck the post from close range. At the other end Krzysztof Piatek saw an effort chalked off for handball against Franck Kessie, while the forward also placed a close-range header over the bar. Inter have dominated possession, but the hosts have looked a threat on the counter. One moment could well decide the contest.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: AC MILAN 0-0 INTER
45' + 3' Kessie and Sensi collide in the Milan box late in the half, but the referee is not interested in Inter's appeals for a penalty.
45' + 2' Milan win a free-kick in a decent position down the left flank, but Suso fails to clear the first defender with his cross into the box.
45' There will be three minutes of added time.
44' OVER! Leao raids down the left and stands up a cross towards the back post for Piatek. The forward rises to meet the delivery, only to head his effort over the bar. Not the best attempt from Piatek.
42' The game hangs in the balance heading towards the break. Inter have had the better of possession, but the hosts have looked dangerous on the counter.
40' BLOCK! Suso wins the ball from Sensi deep in his own half and then proceeds to run the length of the field into the Inter box. He shakes off two challenges before striking a low effort on his left boot. However, out of nowhere Asamoah comes across to make a vital block for the Nerazzurri.
39' Inter have had the better of the first half and are beginning to push their rivals back towards their own goal.
37' The referee has a long check with VAR to prove that it was the correct decision. After a brief delay it is confirmed.
35' DISALLOWED GOAL! Barella floats a dangerous cross to the back post and D'Ambrosio meets it with a spectacular volley. The Italian's effort travels towards the net, but Donnarumma flings himself over to his right to make the stop. Martinez is there to pounce on the rebound, turning the ball home, but the offside flag is raised.
33' Milan work the ball well down the right flank and Conti lifts a dangerous delivery into the middle that just evades the rising Piatek in the middle.
31' Brozovic sends a dangerous ball over the top for D'Ambrosio's run down the right flank, but the wing-back sees his cross headed behind by Musacchio.
29' Neither side has been able to assert their authority over the contest. It's a real derby in the San Siro.
27' It has been an action-packed start to the contest. Both teams are playing with a great deal of energy out there.
25' Calhanoglu latches on to an offload from Biglia in the final third and he lines up a strike, only to see his effort diverted behind by Godin's boot.
23' MILAN HAVE THE BALL IN THE NET! Piatek pounces on a loose ball in the box as Kessie charges down Asamoah's clearance. The forward fires his effort low past Handanovic, but the referee had long blown for a handball decision against Kessie. There didn't appear to be much the midfielder could do about it.
22' D'Ambrosio sends a dangerous low cross to the back post for Martinez, but he miscues his effort. Fortunately for the forward, he was in an offside position anyway.
21' SAVE & OFF THE POST! Inter come within inches of the lead. Martinez collects a lay-off from Sensi and goes for a low strike, only to be denied by a firm hand from Donnarumma. D'Ambrosio pounces on the rebound, but from close range he rattles the post with an open goal to aim at.
20' Piatek collects a cross from the left flank from Leao, but he sees his strike on the turn blocked. Suso goes for the follow-up, only to pull his strike wide of the post.
18' SAVE! LUKAKU IS DENIED! Inter come close to opening the scoring as Martinez releases the run of Lukaku through on goal. He goes for a low strike with his left foot aiming for the left bottom corner, but Donnarumma gets down to make a sharp stop.
17' The Rossoneri are able to clear their lines with relative ease from the delivery. It has been a tight start to the contest from both backlines.
16' Inter win a free-kick in a dangerous position down the left flank following a foul by Kessi on Martinez. Sensi will whip the cross into the box.
14' Asamoah tries to feed the run of Lukaku in the box, but Musacchio is there to divert the ball out for a throw-in.
12' Sensi floats the resulting corner into the box and Godin rises to head at goal, but his effort is saved comfortably by Donnarumma.
10' CLOSE! Rodriguez sends a terrible pass back to Donnarumma that has the keeper under immediate pressure from Martinez on the slide. The stopper does just enough to divert the ball behind for a corner only to Inter.
9' A sore one for Piatek as he gets a knee in the ribs from Barella. A typical derby game as both teams are being combative in their approach.
7' Donnarumma tries to send a quick ball over the top for Leao, but the forward is caught offside.
6' Musacchio and Martinez collide for the second time of the game and this time it's the Inter forward that gets the decison.
4' Musacchio goes down under pressure from Martinez. He clutches his ankle, but he appears to be okay to continue.
3' Piatek lines up a shot to nothing from the edge of the box, but Handanovic gets down to make a comfortable save.
2' Leao takes a run at D'Ambrosio down the left flank, but the defender holds firm and eases the forward off the ball, allowing it to travel out for a goal-kick.
1' We're underway at the San Siro.
Inter are unbeaten in the last six Milan derbies in Serie A (W3, D3): the last time the Nerazzurri went on a longer unbeaten run against the Rossoneri in the competition came back in September 1999 (run of 10).
Conte has made two changes to his side that drew with Slavia Prague during the week. Godin slots into the back three alongside De Vrij and Skriniar, while D'Ambrosio shifts to right-wing back. Barella comes into the fold in the midfield to dislodge Gagliardini, while the latter drops to the bench alongside Candreva.
Milan have made two changes to their side that beat Verona last time out. Daniel Calabria was dismissed late on in the victory and is suspended for the contest. Conti replaces him at right-back tonight, while Leao comes into the team to replace Paqueta in the final third.
INTER SUBS: Roberto Gagliardini, Alexis Sanchez, Matias Vecino, Andrea Ranocchia, Matteo Politano, Valentino Lazaro, Borja Valero, Federico Dimarco, Daniele Padelli, Cristiano Biraghi, Antonio Candreva, Alessandro Bastani.
INTER (3-5-2): Samir Handanovic; Diego Godin, Stefan de Vrij, Milan Skriniar; Danilo D'Ambrosio, Nicolo Barella, Marcelo Brozovic, Stefano Sensi, Kwadwo Asamoah; Lautaro Martinez, Romelu Lukaku.
MILAN SUBS: Ismael Bennacer, Giacomo Bonaventura, Samu Castillejo, Fabio Borini, Ante Rebic, Theo Hernandez, Pepe Reina, Rade Krunic, Lucas Paqueta, Leo Duarte, Matteo Gabbia, Antonio Donnarumma.
MILAN (4-3-1-2): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Andrea Conti, Mateo Musacchio, Alessio Romagnoli, Rico Rodriguez; Franck Kessie, Lucas Biglia, Hakan Calhanoglu; Suso; Krzysztof Piatek, Rafael Leao.
Inter have made a perfect start to the new campaign, winning all three of their matches. Juve have knocked them off top spot following their win today, but the Nerazzurri can retake the summit with a triumph over their rivals. Inter have beaten Lecce, Cagliari and Udinese in their three games, although they were held to a 1-1 draw by Slavia Prague in their Champions League opener during the week. Antonio Conte will be looking for a strong performance to set the tone in the derby.
Games don't come much bigger than the Milan derby and Marco Giampaolo will be looking to make a positive start in his first experience of the contest. The Rossoneri have bounced back from their opening-day defeat at the hands of Udinese, beating Brescia and Hellas Verona in their last two matches. Milan are still off the pace of Juventus and Inter at the top of the table, but a victory this evening would bring them into the picture for contention.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Serie A clash between AC Milan and Inter at the San Siro.