Inter vs AC Milan: The two giants of Italian football are ready to face each other early in the season. The Nerazzurri have dominated the recent Derby della Madonnina fixtures. They managed to beat their city rivals in the Champions League semi-final. Inter got the better of their eternal rivals in both legs, but the Rossoneri won in the Serie A. Both teams are now off to a flying start with an unbeaten run. Also, both are playing with contrasting styles of play, so the game is bound to be a blockbuster.
The Nerazzurri have been known for their pragmatic approach, especially in big games. Inzaghi has drilled his side brilliantly to soak the pressure and be ruthless in attack. Meanwhile, the Rossoneri are adapting to the new 4-3-3 and 4-2-3-1 system under Pioli. The Rossoneri manager has helped his side to keep possession and break the defense down with multiple chances. Inzaghi wants Inter to pounce on a chance by winning the ball back or making runs, but Pioli wants his side to wear the opponents down.
Inter vs AC Milan: Clash of pragmatic and gigantic style
Inter Milan have made brilliant signings to improve their options from the bench. Also, Marcus Thuram has helped Lautaro Martinez to excel in his position. The French forward creates space by making runs and getting defenders out of the way. AC Milan have also made some brilliant acquisitions in the summer transfer window. Loftus Cheek and Reijnders have given the Rossoneri a new-look midfield. Also, Pulisic has improved their attack immensely as they are no longer one-directional with their approach.
Simone Inzaghi will be keen to improve his league record against Pioli, but he will have to be rigorous with his preparations. AC Milan now have more weight in their attack and would be more fearless in offense this time.