A Combined Inter and AC Milan XI Ahead of Their Fierce Clash This Weekend

​The two fallen giants of Milan, Inter and AC, face off against each other this weekend in what is normally a title deciding battle. Nowadays, both sides sit in 6th and 7th respectively, a far cry from 10 years ago.  With hopes of catching Lazio in 4th place, Milan will be hoping to build on their 4-0 victory over Palermo last Sunday. Whereas victory for Inter will see them leapfrog Milan into 6th, although they will have to shake off their defeat to Crotone at the weekend.  Both teams have...

GK: Gianluigi Donnarumma

Donnarumma takes the place between the sticks because of his outstanding performances at such a young age for Milan. 

Dubbed the 'new Gianluigi Buffon', the 18-year-old shot stopper has kept three clean sheets in his last six matches. If he performs the way he did against Palermo, he will be confident of adding another against Inter. 

RB: Davide Calabria

Another youngster coming through the ranks at Milan, Calabria has emerged onto the scene in fine fashion this season. The 20-year-old has only featured seven times in Serie A, but his determination and defensive style has earned him a lot of plaudits. 

Calabria registered an assist against Palermo and put in a MOTM performance away to Pescara, so if he keeps a cool head, he could have a positive game. 

CB: Miranda

The former Atletico Madrid man has been an ever-present for Inter this season, and maybe with better players around him they would have kept more clean sheets. 

The Italian side haven't shut the opposition out since their 1-0 away victory against Bologna in February, so the Milan derby would be the perfect game to get back on track. 

CB: Alessio Romagnoli

The 22-year-old Italian has shown a lot of promise during this campaign and has gained a great deal of experience, featuring 24 times in Serie A. 

A big performance is needed from the former Roma man, with his sublime concentration playing a pivotal part to their performance. 

LB: Mattia De Sciglio

After being linked with a whole host of clubs throughout his career, De Sciglio has somewhat failed to live up to the hype surrounding him. 

However, positive performances this season have seen him register two assists, and Milan will be looking to release him down the left-hand side as much as possible. 

CM: Geoffrey Kondogbia

Linked heavily with Liverpool last summer, Kondogbia is a holding midfielder that most sides would want in their team. His strong defensive play is matched with a greta ability to dribble with the ball, making him a solid all-round midfielder. 

If Kondogbia gets a chance to dictate the play against Milan, they could be in trouble. 

CM: Ever Banega

The Argentine midfielder has been one of Inter's strongest players all season. Registering six goals and six assists in 20 Serie A games, his passing and goalscoring abilities are apparent. 

Banega's performances have seen him become a crucial part of Stefano Pioli's side following his move from Sevilla last summer, with him declaring that he was 'incredibly excited' to sign for the Italian club. 

RW: Gerard Deulofeu

Following his move to Milan on loan from Everton, Deulofeu seems to have reignited his career. As a bit part player for the Toffees, his move to Milan was an important step for the young Spaniard, who has been an important player for the Italian side. 

Two goals and three assists in his last nine games highlights that the tricky winger is getting back to the hype that surrounded him during his youth days. And with Barcelona sniffing around to try to resign him, Deulofeu could be back amongst the big time in the coming seasons. 

CAM: Suso

After being written off at Liverpool, Suso moved to Milan to kickstart his playing career. The 23-year-old has done just that, putting in regular MOTM performances upfield for Milan. His ability to find the net from distance is spectacular, and maybe Liverpool will be kicking themselves for letting the Spaniard go so early in his career. 

His wonderful freekick against Palermo sums up his season so far, so I would expect yet another strong performance against Inter. 

LW: Ivan Perisic

Since his move to Inter back in 2015, Ivan Perisic has put his name into the spotlight for big clubs. His impressive displays for Inter have seen many clubs show interest in him, including Chelsea and Manchester United. 

The winger has registered 14 goals in all competitions this season, showing just how important he is to the club. His ability to play almost anywhere on the field is another reason behind his impressive form, as the fans have taken to his hard-working nature. 

ST: Mauro Icardi

Controversy has surrounded Icardi ever since his move to Inter back in 2013. Not only did he have an affair with former teammate Maxi Lopez's wife, he also irked the Inter fans in a chapter of his autobiography, revealing a heated exchange with one of the club's Ultras.

However, the one way to win the fans back is to score goals, and thats exactly what Icardi does best. With 22 goals in 36 games this season, the Argentine is a crucial part of Piolo's plans. The 24-year-old hasn't scored in the last three games following a hat-trick against Atalanta, meaning he will be even more fired up to break the duct against Milan. 

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