FT: Inter Milan 1-2 AC Milan; Giroud brace helps Rossoneri come from behind to earn bragging rights in the Milan Derby; Perisic nets 50th goal for the Nerazzurri

Many thanks for being with us on our coverage of the 230th edition of the Derby Della Madonnina. Pretty sure you enjoyed all of the excitement and the goals…until we come your way again, goodbye!

Inter Milan who before tonight’s clash had only dropped two points in their last ten matches, have now suffered just their second league defeat of the season courtesy of a 2-1 loss to AC Milan which has blown the Serie A title race wide open.

Having only dropped two points in their last ten matches, Serie A leaders and reigning champions Inter came into the 230th edition of the ‘Derby della Madonnina’

Joyful scenes for the Rossoneri at the San Siro Stadium during full-time.

Inter Milan can shoulder part of the blame for losing tonight, as goalkeeper Samir Handanovic should have done better in keeping out Giroud’s low shot which led to Milan’s second goal, while Ivan Perisic could have doubled the Nerazzurri’s lead with 20 minutes remaining on the clock as he blasted his effort wide.

It’s all over at the San Siro Stadium and Milan have sealed a famous victory at the expense of league leaders Inter Milan. Olivier Giroud’s second half double has revived Milan’s push for the Serie A title. They have now moved into second place on the log ahead of SS Napoli and are behind Inter Milan by just one point in the race for the Scudetto.

FULL-TIME AT THE SAN SIRO STADIUM: Inter Milan 1-2 AC Milan

90+5′ MIN: Theo Hernández receives a straight red card for a wild, sliding challenge. Very needless I must say!

RED CARD! For Theo Hernandez

78′ MIN: Milan have turned it around and it’s that man again…Olivier Giroud! The Frenchman scores his second of the night in the space of three minutes to spark delirium on the Rossoneri bench and in the stands.

GOOAAALLL!!! Inter Milan 1-2 AC Milan (O. Giroud)

75′ MIN: Frenchman Olivier Giroud responds for the Rossoneri. Game on!!!

GOOAAALLLL!!! Inter Milan 1-1 AC Milan (O. Giroud)

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE SAN SIRO STADIUM: Inter Milan 1-0 AC Milan

HALF-TIME AT THE SAN SIRO STADIUM: Inter Milan 1-0 AC Milan

STAT: Ivan Perisic has now netted 50 times for the famous black and blue.

38′ MIN: Croatian winger Ivan Perisic fires the Nerazzurri in front, off a superb volley from a corner kick whipped in by Hakan Calhanoglu.

GOOOALLLL!!! Inter Milan 1-0 AC Milan (I. Perisic)

KICK-OFF AT THE SAN SIRO STADIUM: Inter Milan 0-0 AC Milan

As for Milan, coach Stefano Pioli has named Algerian international Ismael Bennacer and Ivorian midfielder Frank Kessie in the starting line-up, after their national commitments with their respective countries at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon.

The starting line-up for the defending Serie A champions.

Inter Milan who are the reigning Serie A champions, are currently leading their crosstown neighbours by as much as four points coming into this encounter and can widen the gap to seven with a game in hand, if they can overcome the Rossoneri.

Hello fans…you are on to Apex Football’s LIVE coverage of the Derby Della Madonnina famously known as the Milan Derby between bitter rivals Inter Milan and AC Milan at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, better known as the San Siro Stadium.

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