Serie A: Inter-Milan 1-0, Guarin decides derby

The postponement of the third day of the season, Inter won the derby against Milan and flies overhead championship in solitary, with maximum points. At San Siro, Mancini’s team won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Guarin, who at 58 ‘exceeds Diego Lopez with a left from the edge of the area. The Rossoneri react with the entry into the field of Balotelli, who hit the post in the 78 ‘and is often dangerous.

Not take much to change everything: some choice, extreme conviction and action. Which means to work hard and have a clear idea. On 31 May Juve closed the championship with 32 points ahead of Inter, not even four months after the Nerazzurri are top of the standings with maximum points, with eight points more than the Lady after winning a derby impetuous, wonderfully alive from 1 minute to 95 minutes at the San Siro – repartee between the tips and vigorous physical duels – traveling on a fine line of balance, held tight thanks to the skill of the goalkeepers. A blow up everything in the air, when it is about to strike the hour, we think the percussion of Guarin, that thanks to the perfect movement of the mirror Icardi finds himself wide open: left from the edge of the ball and all’angolino derby in your pocket.

The great news, after almost three years of derby distressing, is that at the San Siro will review the technique and, above all, back the ferocious intensity of those who want to compete at the highest levels. Intentions emerged in the summer market in Milan and already confirmed tonight formations, with Mancini throwing Perisic behind-Icardi Jovetic and Montolivo Mihajlovic who prefers to De Jong, to broaden the technical rate in the median and offer the couple Berry-Luiz Adriano (supported Honda on the frontline) many balloons as possible. In the first 20 minutes he did not breathe: Luiz Adriano suffered a huge opportunity to 3 ‘(paratona Handanovic), Jovetic replica from distance shortly afterwards (5’). You play openly, it is wide open spaces and risk is more of a band of Mancini, who initially gave something extra. Then, in the last fifteen minutes of the first half of the race, the Nerazzurri manage to adjust back and begin to do evil before: Jovetic nearly 1-0 on 39 ‘, while Icardi fails a great opportunity in closing (prompt block Diego Lopez 46 ‘).

Mancini tries to change something at the beginning of recovery, allowing Perisic – who acts as a playmaker in the first half – to expand further on the left. However, the situation does not change until the flash of Guarin, who ignited the derby and anticipia the entry into the field of Balotelli. And it is cosmodrome to give new hope to the team Mihajlovic: former Liverpool – concrete and motivated – hit the post after 78 ‘and is dangerous with a venomous free-kick from distance (82’), defused by the Flight of Handanovic. And ‘This is the last chance for Milan to return to the race. Mihajlovic loses the first derby as manager, while his friend Mancini stores the ninth point on three different days – after seven years since the last time – back and look at all the top leadership of the Nerazzurri.


Guarin 7 – This calls with the physical, but especially in the first time, is a bit ‘too messy with the movements. It will switch back after the break, when is also the great goal that decided the game.


Inter (4-3-1-2): Handanovic 7; Santon 6.5, Medel 6, 5.5 Murillo, Juan Jesus 6 (23 ‘st Alex Telles 6); Guarin 7, Felipe Melo 6, Kondogbia 6; Perisic 6 (39 ‘st Ranocchia sv); Icardi 6.5, 7 Jovetic (27 ‘st Palacio 6).
A disp .: Carrizo, Montoya, D’Ambrosio, Nagatomo, Brozovic, Gnoukouri, Ljajic, Palacio, Biabiany, Manaj. All .: Mancini 6.5
Milan (4-3-1-2): Diego Lopez 7; Abate 6, Zapata 6, Romagnoli 6, De Sciglio 5; Bonaventure 5.5, 6.5 Montolivo, Kucka 6 (27 ‘st Poles 6); Honda 5.5 (36 ‘st Cerci sv); Luiz Adriano 6, Berry 5.5 (17 ‘st Balotelli 6.5).
A disp .: Abbiati, Donnarumma, Calabria, Mexes, Ely, Alex, Suso, Poles, Nocerino, De Jong, Balotelli. All Mihajlovic .: 6
Referee: Rocchi
Goalscorers: 13 ‘st Guarin (I)
Booked: Abate, Honda, Kucka (M); Juan Jesus, Felipe Melo (I)
Sent off: –