Milan players celebrate Ibrahimovic’s goal at Inter
Milan defeated Inter Milan with two goals to the San Siro, in the fourth round of the Italian League matches.
Milan’s victory is the first over Inter in the league in 8 years, and through Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who announced that he had been infected with the Corona virus only two weeks ago.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a goal for Milan, while Romelu Lukaku scored Inter’s only goal.
The victory raised Milan’s balance to the 12th point at the top of the league standings, while Inter’s balance stuck at the seventh point in fourth place.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic started as a starting point in the Milan attack after recovering from Corona, while Romelu Lukaku led the Inter attack.
🏟 Lukaku and Lotaro Martins lead the Inter attack in the team formation in the derby against Milan
— FilGoal (From 🏠) (@FilGoal) October 17, 2020
Description of the match
Inter was the initiator of the pressure, an attempt in the second minute from the right front with a unique individual effort by Ashraf Hakimi, ending it with a strong, medium-height cross into the penalty area, which Milan defenders hardly removed from in front of the goal.
Another attempt in the tenth minute from the left flank, but Alessio Romagnoli pushed it away at the last minute.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic woke up here and decided to make the difference. In the 11th minute, she gets a penalty kick after Aleksandr Kolarov’s block.
Zlatan also scored the penalty himself. Samir Handanovic saved her, but Zlatan followed her in goal and scored Milan’s first goal.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was not satisfied with that, adding the second goal himself also in the 16th minute. A cross by Rafael Liao, Zlatan met with a touch in the net, scoring the second goal.
Inter is back
Inter Milan pressed again to return to the match. Indeed, Romelu Lukaku narrowed the difference in the 29th minute after a cross from Ivan Perisic, which Lukaku met with a touch in the net.
Inter continued to press and Lautaro Martinez almost scored in the 32nd minute with a header, but Simon Kair split from the ground and saved the ball from the goal line, ending the first half with Milan advancing two goals against a goal.
In the second half of the match, Inter continued trying to return. Lautaro Martinez shot hard in the 47th minute, but it passed over the goal.
In the 57th minute, Milan responded with a powerful shot by Liao, which passed just beside Handanovic’s goal.
Inter’s most dangerous chances were missed in the 59th minute, after a cross from Lautaro Martinez, and a header from Achraf Hakimi next to the post.
Stefano Pioli made the first two substitutions for Milan in the 62nd minute, by entering Radi Kronic and Samo Castillo, replacing Rafael Liao and Alexis Salemaikers.
As for Antonio Conte, in the 69th minute, Christian Eriksen entered instead of Marcelo Brozovic.
Lukaku got a penalty kick in the 75th minute, before the referee returned to the video technology and counted an offside against the Belgian striker.
Inter’s second substitution was in the 82nd minute, with Alexis Sanchez entering instead of Arturo Vidal.
On the other hand, Sandro Tonale participated in the ranks of Milan, instead of Frank Casey, in the 87th minute.
Inter Milan almost tied again in the last minutes and twice by Romlio Lukaku.
The first time in the 91st minute after a Lautaro Martinez cross, Theo Hernandez saved her from Lukaku at the last minute.
In the 95th minute, the ball reached Lukaku within the six yards with his back to the goal, but he hit with his heel and Gianluigi Donnarumma confronted it, to end the match with Milan winning two goals to none.
The victory is the first for Milan at the expense of Inter Milan while Inter have been hosting since 2012, and the fourth for Milan in a row this season in the league.
A victory to raise Milan’s balance to the 12th point at the top of the league standings, while Inter’s balance stuck at the seventh point in fourth place.