Inter Milan host AC Milan on Saturday in the next instalment of the two sides' fierce rivalry. Just two points separate both in Serie A, with Milan in sixth on 57 points, and Inter a place below on 55 points. There have been numerous eventful, ferociously competitive games between these two famous sides in the past, and, although both are no longer at the top of the European game, it remains one of football's most anticipated fixtures. Milan were very much in the running for the Scudetto when...
Both Milan clubs play their home games at the San Siro, but in the derby, one is assigned as the home side for each league fixture.
In 2001, Inter's home game was memorable for being the biggest margin of victory in the history of the Derby della Madonnina. Both sides were level on points prior to the game, although it was an underwhelming season for the Milan giants.
Still, Milan were able to emphatically take the bragging rights as they romped to a 6-0 victory, braces from Gianno Commandini and Andriy Shevchenko added to by goals from Federico Giunti and Serginho.
Another famous Milan 'away' win, although this time crowd trouble took the centre of attention.
The Rossoneri led 1-0 from the first leg in what was the last time the rivals met in the Champions League. Shevchenko again proved the scourge of Inter as he doubled their aggregate lead in the first half, before a disallowed Esteban Cambiasso goal instigated anger in the crowd. Milan keeper Dida was struck by a flare, and the game was abandoned, the visitors awarded a 3-0 win.
Milan would go on to reach the final and lost to Liverpool in Istanbul having led 3-0 at half-time.
After a disastrous pre-season, Milan went into this derby, the second game of this season, with some renewed optimism.
They had won their first game of the season, while Inter had been held to a draw by Bari, and there was the chance to go five points clear of their rivals after just two games. That didn't happen.
Instead, Inter were 3-0 up at half-time, Gennaro Gattuso was sent off for a second yellow card, and Milan were left humiliated. Dejan Stankovic rounded off the victory to leave Milan in disarray. Inter would go on to win the Scudetto, while Milan would finish in third.
Milan were very much in the running for the Scudetto when they faced off against Inter in May of 2012, needing a win to remain in contention with leaders Juventus.
They hadn't accounted for Diego Milito, though, the Argentine striker bagging a sensational hat-trick to end the title hopes of Inter's historic rivals. Milito put his side ahead in the first half, before a controversial Zlatan Ibrahimovic penalty levelled the scores at half-time.
The enigmatic Swede then put the Rossoneri in front, but two late Milito penalties turned the game on its head. Brazilian full-back Maicon sealed the win with a ferocious long range effort late on.