The Derby della Madonnina sees Inter face AC for bragging rights in Milan.
But let’s face it, the glory days of the ’90s are long gone.
There’s no more defences built from Italian marble, aka Paolo Maldini and Alessandro Costacurta, or attacks comprised of Roberto Baggio and Ronaldo.
It wasn’t always like this.
Some of the best players to grace the game have turned out for both Inter and AC. Now that’s just being greedy.
Paddy signed for Milan in 1995 but was only at the San Siro for a season before Arsene Wenger signed him for Arsenal. He was more successful at Inter, picking up three league titles.
The pitbull moved to Milan fresh off the back of winning the Champions League at Ajax. Wasn’t particularly great at either Milan side, but was a major part of Juventus’ successes.
R9 joined Inter for a world record fee in 1997, winning the Ballon d’Or. Pitched up at Milan ten years later looking slightly worse for wear but still with the feet of a genius.
How West played for both Milan clubs is a mystery. His agent deserves a massive pat on the back, as does his barber.
Inter sold Pirlo to AC in 2001, and regretted it instantly as he established himself as one of the world’s best midfelders, scooping two Champions Leagues in the process.
Growing up Vieri wanted to be a cricketer. Had to make do with playing for both Milan clubs and being the most expensive player in the world in 1999 when Inter paid Lazio £32m for his services.
Another player who moved directly from Inter to AC, in exchange for Francesco Coco. AC definitely got the better end of the bargain.
Inter signed Crespo as a replacement for Ronaldo in 2002. Unsurprisingly he failed to do so. Scored twice in Milan’s infamous Champions League final loss to Liverpool.
Battered in the goals at Inter and AC. In terms of honours he was more successful at Inter, winning three league titles.
Went from a prodigy at Inter, where he was their youngest Champions League goalscorer, to unwanted bad boy at AC.
If anything points to the demise of the Milan derby, it’s Muntari playing for both Inter and AC, via a loan spell at Sunderland.
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