Hello my friends. Guess what? The Derby della Madonnina is just around the corner to claim the bragging rights to rule the City of Milan! Yep, the Milan Derby will be played on Sunday 23 November 2014 for Serie A Week 12, AC Milan vs Inter at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy. Milan and Inter are both in need of points to climb the Serie A Table toward the top 3 positions. Hello, hello, hello, this will be the debut of new Inter coach Roberto Mancini who has just replaced coach Walter Mazzarri sacked on Friday 14 November!!!!! Mamma mia, what a thriller and real challenge for Mancini to start his second spell with Inter. Will Mancini deliver the winning formation or will it be Inzaghi to show a lesson to the “experienced coach.”…..
Here is the situation… there is only 1 point difference between AC Milan and Inter.
Serie A Standing BEFORE the game:
AC Milan, 7th position with 17 points and a positive goal difference of +4
Inter, 9th position with 16 points and a positive goal difference of -+3
Here are some precedents including former players from the past and the present and some historical moments.
Simpy put, the Milan Derby is one of the biggest football derbies. This time, Filippo Inzaghi facing Inter not as a footballer, but as Coach! Yep. Inzaghi was one of those roaring lions battling against 11 players The duel now is Inzaghi vs Inter coach Roberto Mancini. One on one, a tactical-technician duel… will Mancini”the more experienced coach” show a lesson to “new coach” Inzaghi? Or the other way around?
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- AC Milan – Inter Official Called Up Players
Goalkeepers: Abbiati, Agazzi, Diego Lopez
Defenders: Albertazzi, Armero, De Sciglio, Philippe Mexes, Adil Rami, Zaccardo, Zapata
Midfielders: Essien, Riccardo Montolivo, Sulley Muntari, Poli, Riccardo Saponara, Van Ginkel, Giacomo Bonaventura
Forwards: Stephan El Shaarawy, Keisuke Honda, Jeremy Menez, Niang, Giampaolo Pazzini, Fernando Torres
Goalkeepers: 1 Handanovic, 30 Carrizo, 46 Berni.
Defenders: 5 Juan Jesus, 6 Andreolli, 14 Campagnaro, 15 Vidic, 22 Dodo, 23 Andrea Ranocchia, 33 D’Ambrosio, 54 Donkor, 55 Yuto Nagatomo.
Midfielders: 10 Kovacic, 13 Fredy Guarin, 17 Kuzmanovic, 20 Obi, 44 Krhin, 88 Hernanes, 90 M’Vila.
Forwards: 7 Osvaldo, 8 Rodrigo Palacio, 9 Mauro Icardi, 97 Bonazzoli.
AC Milan – Inter Top Scorers this season…
Before the game. Top scorer for AC MILAN: Forward Keisuke Honda with 6 goals
Top scorer for INTER: Forward Mauro Icardi with 5 goals
|Honda, Keisuke||6||5||Icardi, Mauro|
|Menez, Jeremy||4||4||Osvaldo, Pablo Daniel|
|Bonaventura, Giacomo||2||2||Kovacic, Mateo|
|de Jong, Nigel||2||2||Hernanes|
|Muntari, Sulley||2||2||Guarin, Fredy|
- Before the game . Here are the last 3 games of AC MILAN: 1 win, 1 draw, 1 lost
|08/11/14||SA||Sampdoria - Milan||2:2||Round 11|
|05/11/14||BT||Milan - San Lorenzo||2:0||T. Berlusconi|
|02/11/14||SA||Milan - Palermo||0:2||Round 10|
- Here are the last 3 games of INTER: 1 win, 1 draw, 1 lost
|06/11/14||UELG||St. Etienne - Inter||1:1||Matchday 4|
|01/11/14||SA||Parma - Inter||2:0||Round 10|
|29/10/14||SA||Inter - Sampdoria||1:0||Round 9|
- Stats. Here are the previous results for AC Milan as the home side against Roberto Mancini in charge at Inter during his first spell with Inter:
3 wins for Milan: 2-0 in the Champions League in 2005, 1-0 in Serie A in 2006 and 2-1 in Serie A in 2008. The other results were 1 draw (0-0 in Serie A in 2004) and one defeat (3-4 in Serie A in 2006.)
LAST 5 MATCHES IN THE FIRST PART OF THE SEASON:
Season 2012/13: AC Milan-Inter 0-1. Round 7.
Season 2011/12: AC Milan-Inter 0-4. Round 2.
Season 2008/09: AC Milan-Inter 1-0. Round 5.
Season 2006/07: AC Milan-Inter 3-4. Round 9.
- AC Milan: Midfielder Sulley Muntari (at Inter from 2008 to January 2012),
- Forward Giampaolo Pazzini (at Inter from January 2011 to August 2012) and,
- Andrea Poli (at Inter for the 2011/2012 season).
Inter: There are currently no former AC Milan players in the Inter squad.
The following players have played for both teams:
- Andrea Pirlo (at Inter from 1998 to 1999 and at the start of the 2000/2001 season, at Milan from 2001 to 2011),
- Christian Vieri (at Inter from 1999 to 2005 and at Milan for 6 months of the 2005/2006 season),
- Ronaldo (at Inter from 1997 to 2002 and at Milan from January 2007 to 2008),
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic (at Inter from 2006 to 2009. At Milan from 2010 to 2012).
HISTORIC MILAN DERBY MOMENT:
Milan-Inter 1-0. Season 2008-2009. Round 5. AC Milan with coach Carlo Ancelotti facing Inter coached by Jose Mourinho and with the likes of Ibrahimovic and Adriano. Predictions were in favor of Inter. Yet, hey, hey, things went the other way around. Milan forward Ronaldinho scoring the only goal of the match in the 36th minute with assist by Brazilian teammate Ricardo Kakà. A meaningful victory not only for the bragging rights to rule the city of Milan, but also because helped Milan qualifying directly to the group stages of the Champions League at the end of the season.
AC MILAN’S LAST 5 HOME MATCHES IN SERIE A:
Season 2014/15. Milan-Palermo 0-2
Season 2014/15. Milan-Fiorentina 1-1
Season 2014/15. Milan-Chievo Verona 2-0
Season 2014/15. Milan-Juventus 0-1
Season 2014/15. Milan-Lazio 3-1
INTER’S LAST 5 AWAY MATCHES IN SERIE A:
Season 2014/15. Parma-Inter 2-0
Season 2014/15. Cesena-Inter 0-1
Season 2014/15. Fiorentina-Inter 3-0
Season 2014/15. Palermo-Inter 1-1
Season 2014/15. Torino-Inter 0-0
AC Milan vs Inter Match Officials
Referee Marco Guida will direct the Serie A Week 12 game, AC Milan vs Inter on Sunday 23 November 2014 at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy at 20:45. It’s the Milan Derby – Derby della Madonnina. Referee Guida will be assisted by Nicoletti and Marzaloni while fourth official is Melin.
AC Milan – Inter
Sunday 23 November 2014
San Siro Stadium