Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro), Milan, Italy
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FT: The result means that Inter remain in seventh on 56 points while AC Milan remain in sixth on 58 points.
FT: Milan deserve at least a point given they didn’t merit to fall behind by two goals in the first-half, which they had the better chances. They showed great character and created a number of good chances. First Kucka had an acrobatic volley saved well by Handanović before Medel made a fine challenge to block a Bacca strike. Deulofeu then forced Handanović into a fine save with a curling strike that the keeper palmed behind before Romagnoli then pulled a goal back for the Rossoneri after a fine delivery from Suso. Zapata then levelled the scores late at the death.
FT: Inter had a number of good chances to seal the victory in the second-half with first Candreva firing just wide before Perišić spurned a great chance after he was played through on-goal by Icardi to fire a tame effort straight at Donnarumma when he should have scored. Biabiany then fired an effort over the bar late-on. Inter’s defence capitulated as both Milan goals came from set-pieces. The were less eager than their Rossoneri counter-parts and failed to challenge for the first ball in the build-up to second-goal as Milan salvaged a point.
FT: So just as Inter scored a last minute equaliser to deny Milan all three points in November, the Rossoneri have done the same to the Nerazzurri.
90’+7′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.
90’+7′ Goal!! The delivery is flicked-on by Bacca towards Zapata, who fires the loose ball home off the underside of the bar and the referee awards the goal via the goal-line decision system.
90’+5′ Chance!! Éder finds Biabiany, who fires an effort that clears the bar.
90’+4′ Locatelli is booked for a late swipe on Nagatomo.
90’+3′ Icardi is caught offside.
90’+3′ The delivery is flicked-on by Zapata, but Handanović claims the loose ball.
90’+2′ Gagliardini is booked for a foul on Locatelli.
90′ Final Inter change sees Candreva replaced by Jonathan Biabiany.
90′ There will be five additional minutes.
88′ Suso’s dangerous delivery is punched clear by Handanović and Inter break before Éder is penalised for handball.
88′ Play resumes.
87′ Slight delay in the match as Gagliardini is down with an injury and is receiving treatment.
87′ Gagliardini is penalised for a foul.
86′ Handanović is booked for time-wasting.
85′ Suso is penalised for a foul on Miranda.
83′ Goal!! The corner is taken short to Suso, who beats Nagatomo and send a dangerous delivery into the path of Romagnoli, whose poked finish deflects home off Miranda.
82′ Miranda concedes a corner.
80′ Final Milan change sees Calabria replaced by Lucas Ocampos.
79′ Second Inter change sees Jeison Murillo replace Mário.
78′ Suso finds Bacca, who manages to round Handanović but the angle is tight and he’s forced to send in a cross but Lapadula can’t get onto the end of it.
76′ Candreva wins a freekick.
74′ Second Milan change sees Gianluca Lampadula replace the injured-Sosa.
73′ Slight delay in the match as Sosa is down with an injury and is receiving treatment.
71′ Miranda looks to have shepherded the ball back to Handanović but Bacca nips-in in front of the keeper and the centre-back is forced to clear the danger.
69′ Éder is penalised for handball.
69′ Suso is penalised for a foul.
66′ First Inter change sees Éder replaced by Perišić.
65′ The corner comes to nothing as Zapata is penalised for a foul on Miranda, although the Brazilian looked to have fouled the Colombian.
65′ Close!! The corner is cleared to Deulofeu, who curls a terrific effort that Handanović is forced to palm wide.
64′ Nagatomo concedes a corner.
61′ Deulofeu is sent tumbling by D’Ambrosio under minimal contact but the referee is unmoved.
60′ Chance!! Romagnoli finds Bacca with a fine pass and the Colombian has a sight of goal but Medel makes a fine challenge to block the striker’s effort.
59′ The corner is cleared.
58′ Nagatomo concedes a corner.
58′ Deulofeu does well to get to the byline and send a teasing delivery across the face of goal but no-one in a Milan shirt can get onto it.
56′ First Milan change sees Manuel Locatelli replace Kucka.
55′ Chance!! Icardi does well to keep possession and find Perišić but his effort is straight at Donnarummma, when he should have scored.
53′ Perišić and Mário combine before the former surges forward, his initial cross is blocked before he fires the ball well wide when he had Icardi waiting at the back-post.
52′ Chance!! The corner is eventually worked to Suso, whose delivery falls to Kucka, whose acrobatic volley is saved well by Handanović.
51′ Miranda concedes a corner.
49′ Close!! Kondogbia wins possession on the edge of the Milan penalty-area and finds Candreva, who fires an effort that flies just wide of the post.
46′ Suso wins a freekick.
45′ Milan get the second half underway.
HT: So will Inter add to their tally and hold onto their lead or will Milan come back in this match? Join us again for the second-half.
HT: The Rossoneri will need to find the next goal if they are to stage a comeback like Inter did against them back in November. Deulofeu has wasted a number of chances with Bacca deprived of service. The Colombian has got into some good positions but due to a lack of service he hasn’t managed to make the most of them. A lack of clinical finishing has cost Milan and they will need to find their shooting boots if they are to find a way back in this match. They must also prevent Inter from finding another goal or it could be game over. Inter will need to find the next goal to put the tie to bed and should Icardi be fed, they may well extend their lead. They have looked nervous in defence with Medel caught out by Deulofeu’s pace on a few occasions. They will need to make sure they prevent the Rossoneri from finding the net as they will not want to surrender a two-goal lead.
HT: Milan somehow trail by two goals to nil. The match could have been so different had they taken their chances earlier in the match when Deulofeu was played through on-goal but he delayed his strike with Handanović palming his effort away, before Bacca fired the ball over the bar when he should have at least hit the target. Deulofeu then fired an effort against the post from a tight-angle before Sosa saw his lobbed effort sail onto the roof of the net.
HT: The Nerazzurri were on the back-foot from the first whistle but have been very dangerous on the break and their clinical nature in front of goal has earned them a 2-0 lead. Their first chance fell to Icardi, who fired over the bar under-pressure after a fine run by Mário. Candreva then fired an effort harmlessly off-target from-range before putting the Nerazzurri ahead when he latched onto Gagliardini’s fine cross-field pass to fire through the gloves of Donnarumma. Icardi then doubled their lead when he tapped home after a nice exchange with Perišić.
HT: So Inter lead at the break with a two-goal scoreline that doesn’t reflect the nature of the game so far at all.
45’+1′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.
45′ There will be one additional minute.
44′ Goal!! Perišić exchanges passes with Icardi before surging down the flank to send a teasing delivery across the face of goal to the waiting Argentine, who tapped home.
42′ Bacca is caught offside.
39′ Sosa loses possession before Mário sends a teasing delivery towards Icardi but the ball just evades the striker, who is penalised for an apparent foul.
38′ Medel is penalised for a foul on Sosa.
36′ Goal!! Candreva latches onto Gagliardini’s fantastic cross-field pass ahead of De Sciglio and fires the ball through the gloves of Donnarumma. The Italian receives a yellow card for taking his shirt off in celebration.
34′ Candreva fires an effort harmlessly off-target from-range.
33′ Deulofeu surges and forward tries to round Handanović but the keeper manages to palm the ball away before an Inter clearance strikes the arm of the referee and falls to Kucka, who goes down under a challenge but the Milan midfielder is booked for simulation by the referee.
32′ Close!! Sosa dispossesses Medel and drives forward before cutting the ball back inside to see his lobbed effort loop onto the roof of the net.
31′ Bacca is penalised for a foul on Miranda.
29′ Bacca is caught offside.
28′ Suso wins a freekick after a foul from Kondogbia.
23′ Candreva’s first-time cross is claimed by Donnarumma.
20′ The corner is cleared.
19′ Calabria wins a corner.
16′ The delivery is met at the near-post by Miranda but Donnarumma makes a straightforward save.
16′ Deulofeu concedes a corner.
13′ So close!! The corner is pulled back to Sosa, whose effort is miscued before Deulofeu drives to the byline and fires an effort against the post with Handanović beaten, from a tight-angle.
13′ Close!! Suso cuts-inside to fire a powerful effort that Handanović tips behind.
12′ Icardi is caught offside.
12′ Sosa’s delivery is cleared at the near-post.
11′ Deulofeu wins a freekick in a good position after a foul from Candreva.
7′ The corner is cleared and Suso surges forward and tries to play Deulofeu through on-goal but Handanović came off his line to intercept.
6′ De Sciglio concedes a corner.
5′ Chance!! Mário does very well to beat two Milan players and send a teasing delivery across the face of goal to Icardi, who fires the ball over the bar on the volley.
2′ Icardi is caught offside.
1′ Chance!! Gagliardini loses possession and Milan break with Deulofeu played through on-goal, but the Spaniard delays his strike which is eventually palmed away by Handanović before a succession of efforts are charged-down into the path of Bacca, who fires the ball over the bar from close-range.
0′ Inter Milan get the game underway.
F.C. Inter Milan: Samir Handanović (GK), Yuto Nagatomo, Miranda, Gary Medel, Danilo D’Ambrosio, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Roberto Gagliardini, Ivan Perišić, João Mário, Antonio Candreva, Mauro Icardi
A.C. Milan: Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK), Mattia De Sciglio, Alessio Romagnoli, Cristián Zapata, Davide Calabria, Matías Fernández, José Sosa, Juraj Kucka, Gerard Deulofeu, Suso, Carlos Bacca