Italian Serie A
AC Milan1Inter Milan1

Milan 1-1 Inter Milan

Roberto Mancini
Roberto Mancini left Inter Milan in 2008 but replaces Walter Mazzarri at the San Siro

Inter Milan fought back from a goal down to earn a draw in the Milan derby on Roberto Mancini's return as manager.

Mancini - who guided Inter to three league titles before leaving in 2008 - saw his side fall behind to Jeremy Menez's superb side-footed volley.

But Inter - who stay ninth - levelled with Joel Obi's low shot from 18 yards.

Both sides sought a win and Stephan El Shaarawy wasted a great chance for AC Milan, hitting the bar, before Inter's Mauro Icardi hit the post.

Endeavour from the sides - who share the same ground - was evident but since Mancini's departure six years ago, both have become Serie A also-rans.

The 49-year-old has since been employed by Manchester City and Galatasaray but the side he has inherited from the sacked Walter Mazzarri is a shadow of the one he built in three years from 2005.

In his last Milan derby, Mancini's side included Patrick Vieira, Esteban Cambiasso and Hernan Crespo, with Clarence Seedorf, Andrea Pirlo and Kaka offering quality for the Rossoneri.

Jeremy Menez scores
Jeremy Menez's volley notched his fifth goal of the season

Such glittering names were sparse on this occasion, with Chelsea loanee Fernando Torres peripheral for Milan - themselves only a point better off in seventh.

Mancini has warned he does not hold a "magic wand" to bring a return to the dominance he once cultivated at the Nerazzurri, but a dream start to his tenure almost arrived when Icardi raced on to a loose Sulley Muntari pass in midfield, only for Diego Lopez to produce a smart save.

The Spanish keeper's good work was quickly rewarded when Menez so deftly guided a delightful side-foot volley past the dive of Samir Handanovic.

It was a moment of true quality, a fifth goal of the season for the summer signing from Paris St-Germain and earned Filippo Inzaghi's side a half-time lead.

But the meeting of the two sides - locally known as the Derby della Madonnina - is fiercely competitive. Inter, with 76 wins, have just two more derby victories than their rivals.

Obi fired through the legs of a defender from the edge of the area to level before El Shaarawy ran on to a pass to smash against the woodwork at the other end.

With neither side playing Champions League football this year and wins needed to bridge the gap to the qualification places in this campaign, both were positive in the late stages.

Icardi swivelled on a volley to hit the angle of post and crossbar for Inter and when Milan's Andrea Poli saw a shot deflect agonisingly wide in injury time, the points were shared for only the second time since 2004.

Joel Obi
Joel Obi celebrated his equaliser with some well-executed gymnastics

Line-ups

AC Milan

  • 23López
  • 13Rami
  • 5MexesBooked at 28mins
  • 17Zapata
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 15Essien
  • 4MuntariSubstituted forPoliat 76'minutes
  • 28BonaventuraBooked at 66mins
  • 7Menez
  • 92El Shaarawy
  • 9TorresSubstituted forHondaat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Agazzi
  • 8Saponara
  • 10Honda
  • 11Pazzini
  • 14Albertazzi
  • 16Poli
  • 18Montolivo
  • 19Niang
  • 21Van Ginkel
  • 27Armero
  • 32Abbiati
  • 81Zaccardo

Inter Milan

  • 1Handanovic
  • 55Nagatomo
  • 23Ranocchia
  • 5Nunes JesusBooked at 68mins
  • 22Dodô
  • 13Guarín
  • 17Kuzmanovic
  • 20ObiBooked at 32minsSubstituted forHernanesat 72'minutes
  • 8Palacio
  • 9IcardiSubstituted forOsvaldoat 89'minutes
  • 10KovacicSubstituted forM'Vilaat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Andreolli
  • 7Osvaldo
  • 14Campagnaro
  • 15Vidic
  • 30Carrizo
  • 33D'Ambrosio
  • 44Krhin
  • 46Berni
  • 54Donkor
  • 88Hernanes
  • 90M'Vila
  • 97Bonazzoli
Referee:
Marco Guida
Attendance:
79,173

Match Stats

Home TeamAC MilanAway TeamInter Milan
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home17
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Milan 1, Inter Milan 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Milan 1, Inter Milan 1.

Attempt missed. Stephan El Shaarawy (Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Giacomo Bonaventura with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Yann M'Vila replaces Mateo Kovacic.

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Andrea Ranocchia.

Attempt blocked. Andrea Poli (Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Inter Milan) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Rodrigo Palacio with a cross.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Pablo Daniel Osvaldo replaces Mauro Icardi.

Foul by Dodô (Inter Milan).

Adil Rami (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Andrea Ranocchia.

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Juan Jesus.

Foul by Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan).

Stephan El Shaarawy (Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Michael Essien (Milan) because of an injury.

Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Fredy Guarín with a cross.

Juan Jesus (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jérémy Menez (Milan).

Dodô (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Keisuke Honda (Milan).

Attempt saved. Keisuke Honda (Milan) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Essien.

Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cristian Zapata (Milan).

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Andrea Poli replaces Sulley Ali Muntari.

Stephan El Shaarawy (Milan) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Giacomo Bonaventura.

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Keisuke Honda replaces Fernando Torres.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Hernanes replaces Joel Obi.

Attempt missed. Jérémy Menez (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Juan Jesus (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Juan Jesus (Inter Milan).

Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Milan. Stephan El Shaarawy tries a through ball, but Mattia De Sciglio is caught offside.

Foul by Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Inter Milan).

Michael Essien (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 23rd November 2014

  • AC MilanAC Milan1Inter MilanInter Milan1
    FT
  • TorinoTorino0SassuoloSassuolo1
    FT
  • CesenaCesena1SampdoriaSampdoria1
    FT
  • NapoliNapoli3CagliariCagliari3
    FT
  • ParmaParma0EmpoliEmpoli2
    FT
  • UdineseUdinese1ChievoChievo1
    FT
  • Hellas VeronaHellas Verona1FiorentinaFiorentina2
    FT
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