AC Milan vs Inter live score, result, updates, stats, lineups as USMNT stars Pulisic and Musah start

Internazionale can seal Serie A glory in the sweetest way imaginable — with victory over bitter rivals AC Milan at San Siro in Monday’s Derby della Madonnina.

Simone Inzaghi’s men are 14 points to the good at the top of Serie A with six games remaining. Victory over closest challengers Milan would make that an unassailable lead.

Despite the inevitability of Inter claiming their 20th Scudetto, doing so while claiming the derby bragging rights would be an irresistible combination.

Milan will be gunning to stop that from happening, with playing for pride the main motivation as they sit comfortably within the Champions League qualification places, although Thursday’s elimination from the Europa League at the hands of Serie A counterparts Roma certainly stung.

“We can use all the terms we want: pride, responsibility and belonging,” said Rossoneri head coach Stefano Pioli. “For the league table, for Thursday’s elimination, for Inter’s Scudetto, it’s an opportunity for redemption, for pride.”

The Sporting News is following AC Milan vs. Inter live, providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

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AC Milan vs Inter live score

  1st Half Goalscorers
AC Milan 0  
Inter 1 Acerbi 18′

Lineups:

AC Milan (4-2-3-1 right to left): Maignan (GK) — Calabria, Gabbia, Tomori, Hernandez — Reijnders, Adli — Musah, Loftus-Cheek, Pulisic — Leao.

Inter (3-5-2 right to left): Sommer (GK) — Pavard, Bastoni, Acerbi — Dumfries, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco — Martinez, Thuram.

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AC Milan vs Inter live updates, highlights, and commentary

32nd minute: Martinez the second Inter player into the book as he clumsily catches Tomori in the head with his boot. No malice but it’s careless, dangerous play.

29th minute: Just a scandalous amount of room for Inter to operate through midfield. Mkhitaryan has the run of San Siro this time. Darmian’s low cross is blocked and Milan can break. Musah thrusting through the gears, finds Leao and forces Sommer into a save to his right. Reckon he’ll be slightly disappointed with that finish.

25th minute: Dear, oh dear it should be 2-0! Milan cough up possession and Dimarco drives through midfield. The wingback exchanges passes with Thuram and fires low across the face of goal. Martinez is there for the finishing touch but can’t get his feet right and the ball balloons out for a goalkick.

22nd minute: Dimarco booms in another set-piece and forced Maingan to pat it down under his crossbar. Barella then flies into a tackle on Hernandez. A little retribution for earlier but it’s crude and earns a booking.

18th minuteGOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!! Francesco Acerbi!!!

The veteran centre-back moves Inter closer to the title but what on earth are Milan doing? Well, the answer is nothing as they play statues from a left-wing corner, leaving Acerbi unmarked to gleefully head home.

12th minute: Musah has a first look at Dimarco and scoots around the Inter wingback. That’s nice work, better than the cross that he batters out for a throw.

8th minute: Hernandez is a touch late with a meaty tackle on Barella and players from both teams pile into some pushing and shoving. Spicy!

7th minute: First half-chance for Martinez as Darmian knocks a ball from the left back across goal. The Argentina striker can’t get hold of his shot on the turn and slices way over.

6th minute: It’s been a very cautious start from both teams, nothing of note in terms of goalmouth activist from either team – perhaps understandably in light of the high stakes. 

Kickoff: 1st half

Rafael Leao gets us underway, which pretty much confirms he will line up as Milan’s centre-forward.

5 mins before kickoff: Here come the players into one of European football’s grandest cathedrals. The atmosphere is ear-shredding.

20 mins before kickoff: AC Milan’s two USMNT stars could be the beneficiaries of Pioli’s decision to shuffle his pack after the Europa League disappointment. Rafael Leao looks set to start at centre-forward after Olivier Giroud was dropped, meaning a start for Christian Pulisic on the left flank. As a knock-on from that is Yunus Musah being pushed forward from midfield to an attacking role on the right wing. If Milan are to avert humiliation against their rivals, Pulisic and Musah will have to be on point.

55 mins before kickoff: And here’s the Milan team. It’s their “home” game tonight at the ground both teams share. We might be a month form the end of the season, but that thing they do with the Ms still makes my eyes hurt.

1 hour before kickoff: The teams are in. Lautaro Martinez returns for Inter as expected. 

1 hr 15 mins before kickoff: So you can win titles and beat your rivals and that’s all great. But the chance to beat your rivals and win the title… The lack of examples of this sort of thing happening shows how rare it is. In the 2017/18 Premier League season, Manchester City won the title with a record 100-point haul. Sounds perfect, right? Well, Pep Guardiola’s team could have confirmed their status as champions a week earlier than they did when they faced Manchester United. They led 2-0 at halftime but lost 3-2 to a Paul Pogba-inspired United. That’s the sort of face-saving that would suit Milan down to the ground tonight.

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1 hr 40 mins before kickoff: Inter are going to win the Scudetto. It will be the 20th in their storied history and make the Nerazzurri the second team after Juventus to earn two stars on their home jersey. But there’s winning the title and there’s winning the title by beating your rivals. You need plenty to align for an opportunity like this to come around. It’s basically a once-in-a-lifetime thing. To recap, Inter are 14 points clear with six games (18 points) left on the table. If they beat Milan, they will lead their city rivals by 17 points with 15 to play for and it will be party time.

2 hours before kickoff: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of the Derby della Madonnina, where Inter will seek to secure the Serie A title at the expense of their rivals Milan.

AC Milan vs Inter kick off time

This Serie A clash takes place at the San Siro in Milan, Italy and kicks off on Monday, April 21 at 8:45 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Mon, Apr. 22 2:45 p.m. ET
Canada Mon, Apr. 22 2:45 p.m. ET
UK Mon, Apr. 22 7:45 p.m. BST
Australia Tue, Apr. 23 4:45 a.m. AEST
India Tue, Apr. 23 12:15 a.m. IST

AC Milan vs Inter lineups, team news

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli is facing issues in defence ahead of this clash, with Malick Thiaw serving a one-game suspension, and Simon Kjaer and Pierre Kalulu sidelined.

AC Milan (4-2-3-1 right to left): Maignan (GK) — Calabria, Gabbia, Tomori, Hernandez — Reijnders, Adli — Musah, Loftus-Cheek, Pulisic — Leao.

Simone Inzaghi has not raised any new injury problems for his squad but he could recall Denzel Dumfries. Top scorer Lautaro Martinez returns from suspension.

Inter Milan (3-5-2 right to left): Sommer (GK) — Pavard, Bastoni, Acerbi — Dumfries, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco — Martinez, Thuram.

AC Milan vs Inter live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this Premier League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

USA: Every match in the 2023/24 Serie A season can be found in the United States on Paramount+ who have exclusive broadcast rights to the Italian top flight and new users can sign up to a FREE trial.

UK: Saturday’s match will be shown in the UK on TNT Sports 1, with streaming on discovery+.

Canada: Serie A matches can be seen in Canada all season long on Fubo, the nation’s leading streaming service for European soccer.

Australia: Australia’s primary broadcaster for Serie A in 2023/24 is beIN Sports, who have this match on beIN Sports 3, with streaming on beIN Sports Connect.

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