Inter Milan 1-1 AC Milan: Live Score, Highlights, Recap
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Derby della Madonnina: Inter Milan 1-1 AC Milan
21' El Shaarawy
Inter XI (4-3-1-2): Handanovic; Zanetti, Ranocchia, Juan Jesus, Nagatomo; Gargano Cambiasso Alvarez; Guarin; Cassano, Palacio
Milan XI (4-3-3): Abbiati; Abate, Zapata, Mexes, De Sciglio; Muntari, Montolivo, Nocerino; Boateng, Balotelli, El Shaarawy
Ezequiel Schelotto’s goal just three minutes after his introduction helped Inter Milan to a share of the points in Sunday’s derby against AC Milan.
Having replaced Esteban Cambiasso in the 69th minute Schelotto, who joined Inter from Atalanta last month, cleverly ran in between the Milan defenders and was able to head Yuto Nagatomo’s cross past Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati to restore level terms in the 71st minute.
Milan, who controlled large swaths of the match, went ahead in the 21st minute through Stephan El Shaarawy’s 19th goal of the season in all competitions—the Italy international finishing with the outside of his boot after receiving a delightful pass from Kevin-Prince Boateng.
From there the Rossoneri were well on top and but for a standout performance from Inter ‘keeper Samir Handanovic would have surely led by two or three goals at halftime. Mattia de Sciglio was especially dominant, and Mario Balotelli came close to adding to Milan’s lead on three occasions before the break.
But Inter were a different side after the restart. Manager Andrea Stramaccioni shifted Javier Zanetti to the right flank to neutralize de Sciglio—which he did—and was rewarded for introducing Schelotto when the Buenos Aires-born winger tied things up with less than 20 minutes remaining.
FULL TIME: And that, folks, is that. Fizzled out at the end slightly, but Inter will be very happy will be very happy with this. Milan, on the other hand, will think they could have won it had their finishing been better in the opening period.
90' MILAN SUBSTITUTION: Ambrosini replaces Muntari.
89' YELLOW CARD to Milan defender Zapata.
87' MILAN SUBSTITUTION: Goal-scorer El Shaarawy makes way for the ever-overrated Bojan.
A corner called by one of the officials behind the goal. Those bozos actually do something! (Most pointless thing in the world.)
81' MILAN SUBSTITUTION: M'Baye Niang replaces Kevin-Prince Boateng.
80' Ten minutes to play at San Siro. All level at a goal apiece. Milan have been far and away the better side today, but Handanovic came up huge in the Inter net when the Rossoneri came closest to adding to their 1-0 lead in the first half. A single cross and header later and Inter had tied it up.
Ricky Alvarez coming off in the 73rd minute. That's 73 minutes too late.— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) February 24, 2013
He was very, very poor.
77' INTER SUBSTITUTION: Chivu replaces Nagatomo, who had picked up a knock.
74' INTER SUBSTITUTION: Kuzmanovic replaces Alvarez. He'll slot into the centre of midfield alongside Gargano.
Nagatomo, who was abysmal in the first half, cut in off the left flank and crossed into the goalmouth where Schelotto had caught the Milan defenders napping and was able to head the ball past Abbiati.
71' GOAL INTER!!! Schelotto equalizes just moments after coming on!
Inter lined up totally bad. So far completely outplayed in 2nd half. Now makes sense bringing Guarin in centre and Schelotto on wing— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) February 24, 2013
Shouldn't have taken this long to make the change, though.
69' INTER SUBSTITUTION: Schelloto replaces Cambiasso.
67' Milan starting to dictate things again after it looked as though Inter had come right back into it. Still, we're only a single mistake away from a level scoreline. Match remains on a knife's edge.
65' Handanovic with another save on Balotelli, and this time he's hurt. The two of them clashed as they raced to the ball. Abate with the delivery. Nocerino very clever to let the pass from midfield pass through his legs en route to Abate.
Zanetti in Balotelli’s ear. Wouldn’t be surprised if he’s offering some advice to cool it a little.— James Horncastle (@JamesHorncastle) February 24, 2013
His own teammates aren't telling him.
62' Balotelli's Manchester City is showing. He's winding up everyone in a Nerazzurri shirt. Just took a dive along the left flank after show-boating near Yuto Nagatomo.
54' Big save by Abbiati. Cassano's accurate pass from the right was met by Guarin, who thought he'd scored! But the Milan goalkeeper denied him with an excellent stop. Brighter from Inter.
The cloud of smoke from the flares becoming even more thick as the match progresses.
49' YELLOW CARD Montolivo, who stretched out and tripped Palacio.
Gazzetta dello Sport called this game "Un Derby Da Ragazzi" - "A Kids' Derby".The kid who needs to step up now is Inter manager Stramaccioni— Paolo Bandini (@Paolo_Bandini) February 24, 2013
Really could've used Alvaro Pereira (suspended) in this match.
Inter just can't handle Milan's off-the-ball movement. Another good example of it there from Balotelli. Very clever to whip it back to Abate, who was subsequently fouled.
46' Back underway at San Siro. Zanetti has come over to Inter's right defensive flank to handle De Sciglia. No personnel changes, so we'll have to see what else Stramaccioni has in store.
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