With all eyes from across Europe falling on the San Siro on Sunday night, Inter Milan claimed local bragging rights as they clinched a 1-0 victory against their struggling neighbours.
Continuing on what has been a hugely impressive domestic romp since returning from the World Cup’s festive break, the Nerazzurri wrapped up all three points as Lautaro Martinez bagged the winner 10 minutes before the half-time break.
Suffering just a single defeat from any of their last 10 domestic matchups across all formats, Simone Inzaghi’s men also pilled more pressure onto an AC Milan squad who are at the heart of a Serie A nightmare.
Lifting this year’s Super Cup thanks to a famous 3-0 romp on January 18th, Inter’s victory here means that their bitter local rivals have now lost each of their previous four domestic showdowns on the bounce.
In a battle between two Italian icons, we have taken a look at the main talking points from Sunday’s heavyweight affair at the San Siro.
Inter are cruising towards a top-four finish
While Inter Milan might have shown some mild issues before heading into the festive break, the Italian heavyweights have come roaring back in some style.
Putting in another rugged display here as they claimed Milano bragging rights, Simone Inzaghi’s men are riding what has been a stellar wave of momentum over recent months.
While the ex-Lazio boss might know that his side needs a minor miracle if they’re to catch a high-flying Napoli in 2023, the Nerazzurri are cruising their way towards another top-four finish.
Suffering just a single domestic defeat since a 2-0 defeat away at Juventus back on November 6th, Inter will also be excited by the Champions League return in a fortnights time.
With the mood in their camp now at a red-hot high, Inter Milan will open their knockout stage adventure when they welcome Portuguese icons Porto to the San Siro on February 22nd.
Showing plenty of defensive resolve since opening the New Year, Inzaghi’s side certainly deserve plenty of plaudits.
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