Rebic on the bench, Krunic-Diaz on the ballot; Chalanoglu favorite on Vidal-

from Carlos Passerini and Guido De Carolis

Milan determined and without calculations seeks the extension in the standings Inter have only one idea in mind to launch the comeback: the first act the match at San Siro, sold out

Milan (4-2-3-1): Tatarusanu; Calabria, Tomori, Kjaer, Ballo-Tour; Tonali, Kessie; Saelemaekers, Krunic, Leao; Ibrahimovic. Trainer: Pioli
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Darmian, Brozovic, Barella, Calhanoglu, Perisic; Dzeko, Lautaro. Trainer: Inzaghi
Referee: Duties of Rome
Tv: 20.45 Dazn.

Here Milan. Escape Tests: Winning +10. The revenge of Ibra and the charge of Pioli

The long road and in the derby there are no favorites Stefano repeats over and over again Pioli, who does not want to hear about the decisive race. You know well, the Rossoneri coach, how Milan-Inter is first and foremost a head game, a mind game in which every little detail can make the difference: hence the low-profile communication choice, with the aim of trying to unload some of that pressure that inevitably ends up on the shoulders of those who start with the favors of the prediction, as this time it happens to his boys. The ranking for what to see and the scenario that is looming does not leave much room for interpretation: by winning Sunday evening, the Rossoneri would extend the advantage over Inter to 10 points. A huge amount.

It is true that we are only in November and that there is always Napoli too, who does not seem to have any intention of letting go, but the occasion of the special ones: the goal of the little devils the Scudetto and with three points in tonight’s derby – in a San Siro almost entirely colored by AC Milan, not a detail – they would place a formidable sprint also under the motivational aspect.

Milan have a further advantage, even if no one in Carnago’s part obviously admits it: unlike Inter, pu also afford a draw that would keep the 7-point gap intact. This does not mean that Pioli will set up a conservative game, first of all because he is not in the ropes of the team, which in these two years under his management has shown that he gives his best when he plays to win, when he plays the game, when he does not make calculations. We are first because we have won it, we must be fearless and courageous, the Parma coach made it clear, who is starting to deal with the club on contract renewal expiring in June. The general agreement is already there. And a (deserved) increase in salary has also been foreseen compared to the current 2.5 million.

On the derby Pioli confident: The best defender will win convinced the technician, who for tonight recovers Rebic for the bench, but has a doubt about the trocar between the more technical Diaz and the more solid Krunic. The latter is the favorite for two specific reasons: first of all the Spaniard is still not well after Covid, then because there will be a duel with Brozovic, a very complicated client.

Who certainly would not be missing for anything in the world Ibrahimovic, saved in the Champions League – only entered the final – to be at his best tonight. The derby is a personal matter for him, not only because of the 6 goals scored in 6 derby with the Rossoneri shirt, but because the 0-3 last February has never gone down. Lukaku is gone, Inter have changed, but Zlatan has not forgotten his anger for that night that put an end to scudetto dreams. He wants his revenge. And do everything to get it.

Here Inter. The great chance to get back in the running. Inzaghi: I saw the right eyes

The derby of strength and hope. In the cathedral of San Siro, decorated with AC Milan for the occasion, Inter have only one option, to win. The pursuit mission starts tonight. You run on a slippery ridge, losing means falling to 10 points from the top and complicating a lot, if not even saying goodbye to the championship race. The ranking is there and must be watched carefully, the very important game. Championship open even in case of defeat? Only 11 games have passed, you have to think from race to race. We have a seven-point delay that we want to start making up for, Inzaghi admits.

Inter arrive at the derby pushed by 4 wins in the last five games, plus the peer full of controversy with Juventus. The two Champions League victories against Sheriff Tiraspol have adjusted the group standings, while those in the league against Udinese and Empoli have not reduced the distance from the top but increased self-esteem s. The formation of Inzaghi has finally found a Balance, collected only one goal in three matches, found the goal with 15 different scorers.

It has to prove that it is not allergic to direct confrontations. He hasn’t won one in the league: two draws with Atalanta and Juventus, one defeat with Lazio. After Milan, on returning from stopover, the calendar proposes the Naples, need a change of pace. The performance against the big players has always been there, the result has not. I saw the right eyes of the players, a lot of conviction. We know it’s important to us. We did well in the head-to-head clashes, against Milan we have a great chance.

They challenge the best attack in Serie A, the Inter attack with 28 goals, against the second best defense, the Rossoneri with just 10 goals conceded. Milan are a team that scores a lot and doesn’t give much, but we are in an excellent moment, underlines a confident Inzaghi. The calm Inter atmosphere after the last good performances, the squad fully involved. The renewals of Lautaro and Barella added an extra boost. Inter ambitious. As a coach, the renewals are nice. I am fortunate to have owners and managers always present. They always make me feel full support. We knew we had to make important outings in the summer, there have been, but we made high-level purchases.

Last year was the derby of the draw, this must be the derby of the second half for Inter. A match full of duels, of crossed challenges, between the great old Ibra and Dzeko, the rampant Barella and Tonali. A game felt above all by the former Calhanoglu, favorite over Vidal. The Turk was the first new Nerazzurri of the Inzaghi era, he still has to leaving your mark this season, doing it in the derby would be a consecration and relaunch Inter, in search of the right acceleration in the run-up to the championship.

November 7, 2021 (change November 7, 2021 | 07:27)


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