AC Milan to play Inter in virtual Derby della Madonnina to help raise funds for COVID-19 fight

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan and Inter have teamed up with DAZN hold a virtual Derby della Madonnina on Pro Evolution Soccer, with the proceeds going to a good cause.

Football among other sports has taken a back seat while Italy and the rest of the world try and suppress the virus, with players not in training and no timeframe regarding a return.

The Rossoneri have invited people to donate through Fondazione Milan, which has already raised over €600,000 for those on the front line dealing with the COVID crisis.

The game will take place on Saturday April 11 at 12:30pm CET (6:30am ET) with striker Rafael Leao taking control of Milan, while Sebastiano Esposito will take charge of the Nerazzurri.

Ahead of the matchup, Leao said: “We can’t physically be on a football pitch right now, so it will be quite fun to represent my team and play against Sebastiano [Esposito] on PES.

“This is a derby after all and I want to win, but most importantly this is a way to be a little closer to our fans in these difficult times.”

DAZN’s Stefano Borghi will commentate on the match while presenter Diletta Leotta will be the host and will conduct interviews.

The Fondazione Milan fundraiser link can be found here: www.gofundme.com/f/emergenza-coronavirus-ospedali

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