Milan vs Inter 20/21 will take place at the San Siro stadium on Sunday. For the first time in a decade, the Milan giants occupy the top two positions in Serie A heading into the city’s derby, which is the 174th between the duo. So, Sunday’s showdown will be the biggest meeting between the city rivals since a decade, when AC Milan defeated Inter in the title race. The 2010-11 season proved to be the end of an era for football in the city. Milan lifted the title to halt Inter’s five-year Scudetto stranglehold. But Inter got the Coppa Italia triumph. Neither club has won either competition since.
A lot has changed since then. Both the clubs have had three different ownership groups. Nine coaches have been in charge of Milan since the start of the 2010-11 season. While there have been 12 at Inter. A football-crazy city has been starved of the level of drama that Sunday’s match-up promises, as Inter go into the game one point ahead of their neighbors on top.
Milan vs Inter 20/21 can decide the title
That scenario looked unlikely a week ago. But Milan’s surprise 2-0 defeat against Spezia on Saturday night and Inter’s subsequent 3-1 win over Lazio, ended a 19-week spell as league leaders for Stefano Pioli’s side. The last Derby was a blockbuster. Inter ended up winning the tie by 2-1, thanks to Eriksen’s stunning freekick in injury time. Both the talismanic figures, Zlatan and Lukaku are expected to dominate this encounter just like the last one. The two strikers are their respective clubs’ top scorers, Lukaku with 16 league goals and Ibrahimović with 14, but their influence goes beyond that as they look to use their ferocious competitiveness to drive their teammates towards the title. Sensi will miss out due to a muscle injury and Vidal is unlikely to start as well. So Conte will choose Eriksen or Gagliardini.
Can the Nerazzurri win the Derby to get 4 points ahead of their neighbors?