Inter vs Milan Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: February 24, 2013; Time: 7:45 PM UTC;
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano.
Balotelli faces his former club in the Italian Derby. The Milan forward has had a great start with the Rossoneri and will try to continue against one of his ex-teams.
Inter Milan stands 5th in Serie A league table with 43 points from 25 games, having won 13, drawn 4 and lost 8 so far this season. Their present form has seen 2 losses and 3 wins from last five matches. Last five home games the Nerazzuri have finished with 4 wins and 1 draw. They show a good game on Thursday against Cluj and ensured their progress in the Europa League by winning 0-3. In the Serie A things aren’t so simple. But, Inter is still in contention for the Champions League playoff place.
Milan goes 3rd in the league table with 44 points from 25 games, winning 13, drawing 5 and losing 7 games so far this season. Their present form has seen 4 wins and 1 draw from last five matches. Last five away fixtures the Rossoneri have ended with 2 draws, two defeats and 1 win. They have been in good form since the winter break, and they won Barcelona in midweek with the score 2-0. Balotelli scored 4 goals in three start-games as well.
Inter fans will welcome ex-Nerazzurri star-forward Mario Balotelli. Both clubs target on victory. Andrea Stramaccioni can count on his January additions Zdravko Kuzmanovic and Mateo Kovacic. But Alvaro Pereira is suspended, so Dejan Stankovic could replace him in midfield. Andrea Ranocchia is not expected due to injury, so Christian Chivu will play instead of him. Yuto Nagatomo will return at left-back after being rested during the midweek Europa League victory over Cluj.
Mario Balotelli will make his return to the Derby. The forward missed Wednesday’s win against Barcelona and probably will be supported by on-loan Blaugrana youngster Bojan. Antonio Nocerino, Mathieu Flamini and Nigel de Jong are still sidelined.
Inter line-up: Handanovic, Zanetti, Chivu, Juan, Nagatomo, Kuzmanovic, Kovacic, Cambiasso, Guarin, Palacio, Cassano.
Last three matches:
CFR Cluj 0 – FC Internazionale 3;
Fiorentina 4 – FC Internazionale 1;
FC Internazionale 2 – CFR Cluj 0.
Milan line-up: Abbiati, Abate, Zapata, Mexes, Constant, Montolivo, Ambrosini, Muntari, Bojan, Balotelli, El Shaarawy.
Last three matches:
AC Milan 2 – FC Barcelona 0;
AC Milan 2 – Parma 1;
Cagliari 1 – AC Milan 1.