Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani has attempted to downplay the significance of Saturday's Derby della Madonnina.
Inter are just two points behind Milan and can leapfrog the League leaders with a win.
"Whoever wins will have an advantage," Galliani said. "It will be a very important advantage if we win, a little less so if Inter do.
"There'll still be seven games and 21 points in play, and then there is Udinese and Napoli.
"It's a season that will go down to the wire."
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