Derby Della Madonnina To Take Place In Coppa Italia Quarter-Final

Akshay Sonawane
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Inter Milan will be playing AC Milan at San Siro for the Coppa Italia’s quarter-final fixture on Wednesday at 1:15 AM IST. It will be the second Derby Della Madonnina of the season as the arch-rivals take on each other in a crucial game. The Italian teams have suffered in the recent few weeks and will aim to clinch the match to keep the morale high.

AC Milan has maintained their spot at the top of the Serie A points table but faced a brutal defeat 3-0 defeat against Atalanta over the weekend. The Serie A table leaders have been facing a lot of difficulties in recent weeks and have to work out a lot of things ahead of the upcoming games.

On the other hand, Inter Milan is also on the same lines as their arch-rival as they faced a 0-0 stalemate against Udinese in their previous game. They have to bring their A-game in their Wednesday’s fixture.

In the head-to-head competition between the two teams, Inter Milan completely has the upper hand as they beat their cross-city rivals AC Milan 86 times and lost to them on 77 occasions. The two teams have played 226 matches against each other. In the previous encounter between the two teams which took place earlier this season, ended in a narrow 2-1 victory for AC Milan.

Inter Milan’s Danilo D’Ambrosio will be missing out on the upcoming derby due to injury.

AC Milan will miss the services of Matteo Gabbia and Ismael Bennacer as the two players are injured and have been sidelined for the game. Zlatan Ibrahimovic made his return earlier this month and will feature in the upcoming game. Hakan Calhanoglu has tested positive for the COVID-19 and is unavailable for the game against Inter Milan.