MILAN – It might have been a derby but there was only one team on the pitch: the Nerazzurri claimed a thoroughly deserved 4-2 victory to complete a league double over city rivals AC Milan.
Milito pounced to break the deadlock in the 13th minute and Inter could have gone into the interval with a two-goal lead if Rizzoli had awarded a goal when Cambiasso’s header seemingly crossed the line. The ref waved play on that time but put the whistle to his mouth down the other end when Julio Cesar pushed the ball away from Boateng’s feet: penalty and a booking for the keeper! Ibrahimovic converted from the spot then added a second at the start of the second half put Milan in front. Milito was awarded a spot kick five minutes later – after Lucio had been denied one – and made no mistake to bring the score to 2-2. Another penalty and another goal by Milito restored Inter’s lead then Maicon put the icing on the cake with an absolute beauty of a goal.
The Nerazzurri beat AC Milan 4-2 and climb up to 58 points in the table, which keeps alive their hopes of a third-place finish going into the final game of the season.
Meanwhile, at the Stadio Nereo Rocco in Trieste Juventus beat Cagliari 0-2 – a win that combined with Inter’s victory means the Bianconeri are Italian champions.
Full match report to follow.