MILAN – "There are two teams in Milan: Inter and Inter’s Primavera team," a certain Giuseppe Prisco once stated. It goes without saying that "Peppino" was someone for whom the derby meant something more than any normal game. In short, he was a true Interista.
The derby is the culmination of a rivalry that affects not only the first team and its fans, but also the Nerazzurri’s youth teams at every level. And Inter’s Youth Academy – renown for its winning record not just in Italy and Europe, but all over the entire world – is gearing up for its second Primavera derby in just three weeks.
The last one was played in Brianteo di Monza on 21 December; the day before the first team’s derby (which was settled by Palacio’s back-heel). This gruelling Coppa Italia clash, played in freezing temperatures, went to extra time. However, with president Thohir watching, Cerrone’s lads triumphed by a 3-1 score line to deservedly reach the semi-finals.
But the Milan derby is something eternal; it’s played year round, non-stop. In fact, the Nerazzurri Primavera team will be back on the pitch next Sunday 12 January for the rescheduled Week 8 league match. Yes, it’s another derby.
All Nerazzurri fans will have the chance to follow the game live on the club’s official Twitter profile and comment using the hashtag: #DerbyPrimavera.
And of course, don’t forget that the game will be broadcast live on Inter Channel.
In short, it’s something that can’t be missed: FC Internazionale and their boys are inviting you to the Centro Sportivo Giacinto Facchetti on Sunday 12 January at 14:30. There’s another derby to be won.