When Tiziano Crudeli mimicked Marco Tardelli's crazed, euphoric and fanatical celebration, somewhere in Milan, Andrea Stramaccioni uttered the word vaffanculo as he watched Sulley Muntari calmly slot the ball past Víctor Valdés.
What was supposed to be a self-indulgent act of schadenfreude ended in despair, anxiety and depression for Stramaccioni, who knows he'll be fired by a trigger-happy Massimo Moratti should Inter Milan replicate another shambolic display in the Milan derby.
Instead of facing a disheveled AC Milan still trying to pick up the pieces after a hammering by Barcelona, Andrea's Nerazzurri side will be up against a buoyant, confident and unified Rossoneri team following their unexpected win over the Catalonian giants.
Stramaccioni strikes me as a bright young manager, but my goodness, he makes some nonsensical tactical decisions.
Fredy Guarín has a 30 percent shot accuracy, gives the ball away 24 percent of the time he tries to pass and lacks the guile of a trequartista—but he's Inter's No. 10.
Playing Zdravko Kuzmanović, who isn't an elite ball-winner, in front of the back line is fraught with peril.
Andrea signing Tommaso Rocchi, who not only offers nothing from a productivity standpoint but seemingly can't run, is another facepalm moment for Interisti.
The biggest indictment on Stramaccioni is after 10 months, we still don't know what he's trying to do at the club.
It isn't a free-flowing attacking style to suggest he's trying to incorporate an aesthetic brand of football.
There're so many defensive breakdowns that you question his ability to instill positional and tactical discipline in his side, presuming he's going for a more pragmatic methodology akin to José Mourinho and Helenio Herrera.
Is it three at the back? Oh no, we're going with four, or...is it three?
Let's play full-backs as wing-backs, centre midfielders as pivots, a box-to-box midfielder as a trequartista—it's as if Andrea is trying to say: "look at me!" with all these inventive but flawed outside-the-box thinking.
On the other hand, Massimiliano Allegri is basking in the glory of tactically outmaneuvering a novice in Jordi Roura, who spent the waning minutes of the game thinking of excuses to use as opposed to making in-game adjustments, i.e. throwing on Cristian Tello—Barça's very own Christophe Lemaitre—as a super-sub to inject some much needed incisiveness to a uncharacteristically abject Barcelona team.
It was a defensive masterpiece from Allegri's Milan side but there's something about Cristián Zapata's languid defending, which could hurt AC Milan in the derby.
Ignazio Abate or Mattia De Sciglio? I like De Sciglio more, but Abate was on-song vs. Barça, so you should reward his performance by giving him a start against Inter.
Why not just play MDS at left-back? Well, Kevin Constant has been a beast in that position, so you want to keep him there since he's worked so hard to make the transition from mediocre midfielder to pretty good left-back in such a short space of time.
Yes, Milan's defending was resolute up against Barcelona, but they won't be approaching the Derby della Madonnina with the same mentality.
Conceding three goals after 30 minutes in the Roma game and letting Lazio net three times in 24 minutes suggests that the Rossoneri back line is prone to self-exploding like Inter.
The key point is, which defence will crack first?