Dysfunctional Milan too focused on former player Cassano, whilst in the end a defender comes in and takes the three points away…
Ten-man Inter hung on to beat crosstown rival Milan on Sunday in a bad-tempered, scrappy and awkward Serie A derby that saw the hosts have a goal disallowed and a late penalty appeal waved away as they chased an equalizer.
Walter Samuel headed Inter in front in the fourth minute following a howler from goalkeeper Christian Abbiati as the Nerazzurri’s quick start seemed to surprise Milan. Milan, however, improved but had Riccardo Montolivo’s goal disallowed for a foul on Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.
Inter’s chances of a third straight derby victory seemingly diminished when Yuto Nagatomo was sent off for a second yellow card shortly after the break. Milan laid siege to the Inter goal but could not find the equalizer, despite going agonizingly close on several occasions.
It was also denied what looked to be a clear-cut penalty late on when Robinho appeared to be brought down by Samuel.
Former Milan striker Antonio Cassano was roundly jeered throughout by the home support in his first match against his old club since his off-season switch to its bitter rivals. There were also several banners negatively referring to Cassano’s heart surgery last year.
With the victory, Inter stays in fourth place in the Serie A table. As for Milan, they keep struggling to move up and only placed in 11th after Match Day 7.
There are so many living and still things to blame. For instance, Milan’s coach has taken a hit out on the referee (and he’s got a point). But will that change the impression the San Siro side have made or the eventual result? No, of course not.
Milan have to make changes – radical changes, starting from the officials, the staff, the coach and to end with the players. Or at least, motivate the players. We’re like Robinson Crusoe in the middle of nowhere the moment. However, who cares about what we, the fans think…