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Inter Milan 4-2 AC Milan: Inter win Milan derby to go top of Serie A

By Shamoon HafezBBC Sport
Romelu Lukaku
Lukaku celebrated his late goal by raising his shirt on top of the corner flag

Inter Milan launched a superb second-half comeback from 2-0 down to stun rivals AC Milan and go top of Serie A.

Inter started in third but leapfrogged Lazio and head the table on goal difference from champions Juventus.

Ante Rebic tapped home from Zlatan Ibrahimovic's knockdown and the Swede headed in the second before the break.

But Marcelo Brozovic volleyed in and Matias Vecino stroked home Alexis Sanchez's cutback before Stefan de Vrij and Romelu Lukaku both scored headers.

Antonio Conte's side looked beaten at half-time after a lethargic opening 45 minutes, but responded in sensational fashion in the second period with four unanswered goals.

Both sides hit the woodwork in a thrilling derby, Hakan Calhanoglu smashing the post with a low drive and Ibrahimovic heading against the post late on, while Inter's January signing Christian Eriksen rattled the crossbar with a long-range free-kick.

Milan had been in good form under coach Stefano Pioli, losing just one of their previous 11 league games under the former Inter boss, but their second-half capitulation keeps them in 10th place.

Inter are now unbeaten in 16 league games and host Napoli on Wednesday, before a crucial clash against fellow title challengers Lazio next Sunday.

"It's still very early to talk about something we can only dream of for now," Conte told Sky Italia.

"We can have a dream. It's a very intense period for us coming up and after that we'll have a better idea of our potential and our real capabilities.

"We can't achieve everything from one day to the next, but we are building. These guys proved they have great strength and guts today."

Earlier on Sunday, Simone Inzaghi's Lazio side showed their credentials by extending their unbeaten run to 18 games with a narrow 1-0 win at Parma - former Manchester City striker Felipe Caicedo scoring the winner.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Ibrahimovic scored his third goal in six games since returning to AC Milan in December

Line-ups

Inter Milan

Formation 3-5-2

  • 27Padelli
  • 2Godín
  • 6de Vrij
  • 37SkriniarBooked at 55mins
  • 87CandrevaSubstituted forMosesat 80'minutes
  • 8VecinoBooked at 47mins
  • 77Brozovic
  • 23BarellaBooked at 55mins
  • 15YoungSubstituted forBiraghiat 90+5'minutes
  • 9LukakuBooked at 90mins
  • 7SánchezSubstituted forEriksenat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Handanovic
  • 11Moses
  • 12Sensi
  • 13Ranocchia
  • 18Asamoah
  • 20Valero
  • 24Eriksen
  • 30Esposito
  • 32Agoume
  • 33D'Ambrosio
  • 34Biraghi
  • 35Stankovic

AC Milan

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 99G Donnarumma
  • 12ContiBooked at 79mins
  • 24Kjaer
  • 13Romagnoli
  • 19Hernández
  • 7Castillejo AzuagaSubstituted forda Conceição Leãoat 80'minutes
  • 79KessiéBooked at 62minsSubstituted forTolentino Coelho de Limaat 81'minutes
  • 4Bennacer
  • 18RebicSubstituted forBonaventuraat 84'minutes
  • 10Calhanoglu
  • 21Ibrahimovic

Substitutes

  • 1Begovic
  • 2Calabria
  • 5Bonaventura
  • 17da Conceição Leão
  • 20Biglia
  • 22Musacchio
  • 39Tolentino Coelho de Lima
  • 46Gabbia
  • 56Saelemaekers
  • 90A Donnarumma
  • 93Laxalt
  • 94Brescianini
Referee:
Fabio Maresca
Attendance:
75,817

Match Stats

Home TeamInter MilanAway TeamAC Milan
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home16
Away17
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Inter Milan 4, Milan 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Inter Milan 4, Milan 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Inter Milan. Cristiano Biraghi replaces Ashley Young.

  4. Booking

    Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Inter Milan 4, Milan 2. Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Victor Moses with a cross.

  6. Post update

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Milan) hits the right post with a header from very close range. Assisted by Lucas Paquetá with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nicolò Barella (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku with a headed pass.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Milan. Conceded by Matías Vecino.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Rafael Leão (Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Giacomo Bonaventura.

  10. Post update

    Simon Kjaer (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan).

  12. Post update

    Offside, Inter Milan. Nicolò Barella tries a through ball, but Romelu Lukaku is caught offside.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Milan. Giacomo Bonaventura replaces Ante Rebic.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ante Rebic (Milan).

  15. Post update

    Ashley Young (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Milan. Lucas Paquetá replaces Franck Kessié.

  17. Post update

    Alessio Romagnoli (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Milan Skriniar (Inter Milan).

  19. Post update

    Christian Eriksen (Inter Milan) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Inter Milan. Victor Moses replaces Antonio Candreva.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 9th February 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Inter Milan23166148202854
2Juventus23173344232154
3Lazio23165253203353
4Atalanta23126561313042
5Roma23116642301239
6Hellas Verona239772824434
7Bologna239683736133
8Cagliari238873835332
9Parma239593130132
10AC Milan239592531-632
11Napoli238693634230
12Sassuolo2385103838029
13Torino2383122742-1527
14Fiorentina2367102634-825
15Udinese2374122036-1625
16Sampdoria2365122538-1323
17Lecce2357113044-1422
18Genoa2347122443-1919
19Brescia2344152142-2116
20SPAL2343161740-2315
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