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Sunday, 15 February 2009

Inter Milan 2 AC Milan 1

The star-studded cast lined up for both teams in the San Siro and Inter were the first to threaten goal within the first minute from a free-kick. In an eventful first 5 minutes, the tackles were flying in on the pitch as were flares from the crowd and the referee had to stop the proceedings to have one cleared from the Inter goalmouth.
The first half was an entertaining affair with football flowing from one end to the other only spoiled a little by the goal scored by Adriano on 23 mins which plainly went in off his fore-arm when the replays were viewed. On the whole it looked like AC Milan had the better of the first-half play as they controlled the ball in the opposition half without creating enough clear-cut opportunities, as they so often seem liable to do.
AC Milan's non-productivity with their possession was punished once more, this time by a clean strike by Stankovic for Inter to take the score to 2-0 right before half-time.

Adriano spurned a great chance right at the start of the second half as the end-to-end action resumed. In the first ten minutes of the second half, there was a free-kick in Beckham territory. Despite the crowd calling for David, it was Prlo who took the kick and drew howls of disappointment from the crowd as he sent it wide of the upright. Shortly after that, Beckham was substituted with what looked like a hamstring pull.
Inter were able to pile on the pressure as Beckham was replaced with Inzaghi, and came close to extending their league with most of the chances falling to Adriano.
On 72 minutes, after Inter were getting the best of the play, Pato was fed the ball right in front of goalmouth and coolly slotted it away to bring the score to 2-1.
On 77 Inzaghi netted an absolute cracker only for it to be (correctly) judged offside much to his annoyance, AC Milan continued to pressure for a draw as Inter hung on to their now slender lead. Inzaghi had another great chance to equal the score heading just over the bar after a wonderful cross into the box from Pato. Despite their best attempts to pepper the Inter goal, AC Milan could not get the vital goal to draw the game, yet this game was a testament to the best that Serie A has to offer in terms of action and entertainment.

This week we wait to find out the extent of Beckham's injury and the outcome of the extended negotiations with LA Galaxy and the MLS.

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