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Sunday October 18 2020
Conte at a crossroads after derby defeat

Inter are not in crisis after a 2-1 derby defeat but Antonio Conte needs to be more flexible as he finds himself at a crossroads, writes Richard Hall.

Defeat in the Derby Della Madonnina is not a disaster for the Nerazzurri but it does highlight a problem. Antonio Conte has been more than vocal since the Europa League Final and the message has been “back me and my plan.”

Inter have done just that, both in support of his tenure and in the market but something is just not quite right. The Milan Derby defeat showed that there are some issues that still need to be addressed. Conte has made incredible progress with the team but perhaps now is his time to compromise and become more flexible.

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Sunday October 18 2020
Wanda Nara congratulates her 'friends at Milan'

Wanda Nara shared a controversial social media message after Inter’s derby defeat, congratulating her ‘Friends at Milan.’

The wife and agent of the former Inter captain Mauro Icardi posted a picture of the Argentinean hugging her after a goal in a Nerazzurri shirt but the content of the message wasn’t kind at all for Inter and their fans.

“Without love there is no derby,” she wrote.

“Congratulations to my friends at Milan."

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Sunday October 18 2020
Is a dominant Ibra a good thing for Serie A?

 

A 39-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still dominating the game, Lorenzo Bettoni wonders if that’s good news for Serie A.

 

No one remembers Zlatan Ibrahimovic losing a single duel in the derby of Milan which he decided with a brace. The Swede gave his best in aerial battles, exposing each one of Inter’s three defenders to serious problems. He combined his  specialty was alternated with flashes of brilliance with the ball at his feet.
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Saturday October 17 2020
Highlights: Inter 1-2 Milan

Zlatan Ibrahimovic took centre-stage in the Derby della Madonnina by scoring both goals for Milan, but Romelu Lukaku found the net and had a penalty revoked by VAR.

The Rossoneri had lost their last four editions of the Serie A derby, but confirmed their perfect start to the Serie A season with a fourth consecutive victory.

Ibrahimovic saw his penalty parried by Samir Handanovic, still turning in the rebound, then added a second on the counter-attack from Rafael Leao’s cross.

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Saturday October 17 2020
Ibrahimovic: 'Nobody going to stop me'

Milan hero Zlatan Ibrahimovic was ‘hungry’ for success against Inter after two weeks in quarantine. ‘Nobody was going to stop me playing in the derby.’

The 39-year-old was making his comeback after a bout of COVID-19, yet scored two goals as Milan won the Derby della Madonnina 2-1.

“Milan hadn’t won the derby in four years, I was stuck at home for two weeks, so I was hungry and it showed,” Ibrahimovic told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday October 17 2020
Liveblog: Serie A Wk4 Super Saturday

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from this Serie A Super Saturday, with Napoli-Atalanta, Inter-Milan, Sampdoria-Lazio and Crotone-Juventus.

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Saturday October 17 2020
Conte: 'Inter not clinical enough'

Antonio Conte insists Inter ‘played well and had many chances’ to equalise in the Derby della Madonnina, defending Aleksandar Kolarov’s centre-back role.

The Nerazzurri suffered their first defeat of the season, as Romelu Lukaku pulled one back, but was ultimately unable to get the equaliser after an early Zlatan Ibrahimovic brace.

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Saturday October 17 2020
Pioli: 'Exemplary Ibrahimovic'

Stefano Pioli praises ‘exemplary professional’ Zlatan Ibrahimovic after a brace to beat Inter, but the Derby Della Madonnina victory shows ‘we learned from previous mistakes.’

Ibra scored both goals before the Romelu Lukaku tap-in brought Inter back into the match at the Stadio Meazza.

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Saturday October 17 2020
Inter 1-2 Milan: Ibra double wins intense derby

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s early brace – including a rebound from his saved penalty – allowed Milan to stay top with a perfect record, beating Inter 2-1 in the intense Derby della Madonnina.

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Saturday October 17 2020
Marotta: 'No alibis for Inter'

Inter director Beppe Marotta agrees with Antonio Conte that they ‘must honour the jersey’ and not use absentees as an ‘alibi’ against Milan today.

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“It has been a difficult week due to the COVID tests, but even more so those who had to return from international duty,” the director told Sky Sport Italia.

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