Inter 3:2 Milan (Serie A Matchday 8)


Mauro Icardi scored a hat-trick, including a last-minute penalty, to win the derby 3-2 and send Milan further into crisis.

To win the #DerbyMilano is always a special feeling, to win it in the 90th minute is even more so. Luciano Spalletti’s Inter continued their run of form with a 3-2 win over Milan after a dramatic match featuring a marvellous Mauro Icardi hat-trick.

At a packed San Siro, the match started with a good tempo. The first big chance was for Candreva who received the ball from Borja Valero before hitting the bar with a placed effort. In the 20th minute, Milan got up the pitch and Suso tried his luck from range and the shot went narrowly wide. Three minutes later, Miranda headed wide from a Perisic cross. The incident which broke the stalemate in the #DerbyMilano came in the 28th minute. Borja Valero won the ball in the midfield to set up a Nerazzurri counterattack which ended with Icardi getting away from Bonucci and Musacchio to convert from a perfect Candreva cross. Inter took control after going ahead and a long-range Icardi shot was saved from distance by Donnarumma as the effort was too central and the same happened from Vecino minutes later. 60 seconds from the whistle, Milan had their best chance of the half as Kessie set up Borini whose low shot was saved by Handanovic. Tagliavento then blew the whistle with the Nerazzurri a goal up.

For the second half, Montella altered his side by bringing on Cutrone for Kessie, with the Rossoneri very nearly snatching an instant equaliser. With the ball falling to Andrea Silva in the 49th minute, the ball rebounded off the post for Musacchio, whose subsequent finish was ruled offside by the linesman. This Milan flurry then continued with Handanovic pulling off saves to keep out both Suso and Borini, while Cutrone was then only able to find the side-netting in the 54th minute despite a fine cross from Rodriguez. However, just two minutes late,r Milan finally found their equaliser, with Handanovic left helpless after a great individual effort from Suso. Inter responded immediately, with Vecino trying his luck in the 60th minute after good work from Candreva. Two minutes later, Handanovic produced a wonderful stop to keep out Bonaventura, with Icardi then finding the net once again just 60 seconds later. Played in precisely by Perisic, the Nerazzurri captain executed a perfectly sliced volley to help Inter regain the lead. With the #DerbyMilano in full flow, it was now Milan’s turn to fire back, with Bonaventura getting the better of our Slovenian shot-stopper, who despite his best efforts, was unable to keep out a close-range effort in the 80th minute. However, it was not over yet for the home side, with Rodriguez bringing down D’Ambrosio in the 89th minute and Tagliavento awarding a penalty kick. Cool, calm and composed, Icardi stepped up to send Donnarumma the wrong way, consequently sealing all thee points for his side and topping off a special display with a well-taken hat-trick. Inter now remain second in the Serie A standings, increasing their current points tally to 22.

: 28′ Icardi (I), 56′ Suso (M), 63′ Icardi (I), 80′ Handanovic own goal. (M), 90′ Icardi pen. (I)

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D’Ambrosio, 37 Skriniar, 25 Miranda, 55 Nagatomo; 5 Gagliardini, 11 Vecino; 87 Candreva (73′ 7 Cancelo), 20 B. Valero (84′ 23 Eder), 44 Perisic; 9 Icardi (93′ 21 Santon)
Substitutes: 27 Padelli, 46 Berni, 13 Ranocchia, 17 Karamoh, 29 Dalbert, 99 Pinamonti
Coach: Luciano Spalletti

MILAN: 99 G. Donnarumma; 22 Musacchio, 19 Bonucci, 13 Romagnoli (78′ 73 Locatelli); 11 Borini, 79 Kessie (46′ 63 Cutrone), 21 Biglia, 5 Bonaventura, 68 R. Rodriguez; 8 Suso, 9 André Silva
Substitutes: 30 Storari, 90 A. Donnarumma, 2 Calabria, 4 J. Mauri, 15 G. Gomez, 17 Zapata, 18 Montolivo, 20 Abate, 29 Paletta, 46 Gabbia
Coach: Vincenzo Montella

Bookings: Miranda (I), Romagnoli (M), Vecino (I), Gagliardini (I), Perisic (I), Rodriguez (M), Icardi (I), Eder (I)

Added time: 0′ + 3′

Referee: Tagliavento
Assistants: Di Fiore, Vuoto
Fourth Official: Doveri
VAR operators: Orsato, Chiffi, Peretti

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 99 Donnarumma
D’Ambrosio 33 22 Musacchio
Skriniar 37 19 Bonucci
Miranda 25 13 Romagnoli
Nagatomo 55 11 Borini
Gagliardini 5 79 Kessie
Vecino 11 21 Biglia
Candreva 87 5 Bonaventura
Borja Valero 20 68 Rodriguez
Perisic 44 8 Suso
Icardi 9 9 André Silva


Padelli 27 30 Storari
Berni 46 90 Donnarumma
Cancelo 7 2 Calabria
Ranocchia 13 4 Mauri
Karamoh 17 15 Gomez
Santon 21 17 Zapata
Eder 23 18 Montolivo
Dalbert 29 20 Abate
Pinamonti 99 29 Paletta
46 Gabbia
63 Cutrone
73 Locatelli
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