The dream of the title is on the line in the Milan derby.. and a hard week for Inter

Tomorrow, the San Siro stadium will be on a date with Milan's most awaited "derbies" in years, when the leaders and defending champion Inter face their rival and neighbor Milan III, in the competitions of the twenty-fourth stage of the Italian Football League, which returns to the suspense after the interruption period.

Inter enters their match, four points ahead of Milan, in a confrontation that may be pivotal for Simone Inzaghi's men in their quest to defend their title, knowing that they have a game in hand.

Inzaghi presents great levels in his first season with Niratsori, as Inter lost only one match in the league, which was against Lazio in mid-October, before achieving a series of 15 matches without defeat, punctuated by four draws, including one against Milan in the first derby. Between them this season in November.


The derby constitutes the opening of two difficult weeks for Inter, as it receives Rome in the quarter-finals of the local cup on Tuesday, before it comes to Napoli, the second in the next stage, in the last preparations to receive Liverpool in the first leg of the Champions League final on the 16th of this month.

Ibrahimovic’s absence


As for Milan, Saturday’s match is an important station in its quest for a first title in Calcio since 2011. The loss means it is seven points behind its traditional rivals, and with a match postponed to the last postponed against Bologna, it was scheduled last month and will be rescheduled to a date later in the month Present.


Stefano Pioli's team has 49 points in third place, behind the second Napoli on goal difference, while the southern team will try to benefit from any result in the derby when it comes to the wounded Venezia on Sunday.

Milan did not enter the international window in the best way, after failing to win its last two matches, with a surprise loss to Spezia at home, before being tied to a goalless draw with Juventus.

Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss the match, as the veteran striker is still suffering from pain as a result of an Achilles tendon injury during the goalless draw against Juventus on January 23, according to coach Pioli, stressing at the same time that he lacks the efforts of the second Croatian striker Ante Rebic, who also injured in his ankle, which opens the door to the possible participation of French Olivier Giroud.

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