In their fifth Series (AC Milan vs. Inter Milan) A game of the year on Saturday, Milan attacker Rafael Leao scored twice to help the defending champions come back from a goal down and defeat local rivals Inter 3-2.
Details about AC Milan vs. Inter Milan Match Result, Highlights & Analysis:
After winning, Milan momentarily held first place in the standings until Napoli passed them with a 2-1 comeback victory at Lazio.
After 21 minutes, Marcelo Brozovic broke through the opposition defense and rolled a shot past AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan to give Simone Inzaghi’s team the lead against the odds.
However, the defending Serie A winners AC Milan soon reacted and evened the score through Leao, who scored after Inter gave up possession inexplicably in the center of the field.
Olivier Giroud’s strike past Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic nine minutes into the second half gave AC Milan the lead after Leao’s excellent effort down the left side prolonged their dominance.
And to make it 3-1 for the home team, Leao scored a goal reminiscent of a vintage Milan derby by outmuscling his defender and slipping the ball into the far corner.
As a result, Inzaghi was forced to make a number of substitutions, and Edin Dzeko came off the bench and had an immediate impact, converting a Matteo Darmian cross to give Inter hope of a comeback.
However, AC Milan managed to hang on and overtake their opponents, defeating Inter for the second time this year.
In the final 25 minutes, Milan should not have let up, according to Pioli, and they should be thankful to Maignan for keeping them from giving up another goal.
The team, he continued, “played with courage and fought with great resolve until the 70th minute.”
After five games, Milan is in second place with 11 points and will visit Sampdoria next Saturday. Inter is in sixth place with 9 points and will host Torino on that same Saturday.
Final Score between AC Milan and Inter Milan
21 minutes: INT by Marcelo Brozovic.
Rafael Leao, 28 minutes, ACM
54 minutes: Olivier Giroud in the ACM.
Rafael Leao, ACM; 61 minutes.
67 minutes Edin Dzeko, INT