There are a number of individual battles worth keeping an eye on in Saturday’s Derby della Madonnina between AC Milan and Inter.
As La Gazzetta dello Sport notes (via MilanNews), the derby could be decided by three battles that take place, namely the ones between Hakimi and Theo Hernandez on the wing, between Vidal and Calhanoglu in the middle of the field and obviously the one in attack between Lukaku and Ibrahimovic.
The duel between Theo and Hakimi promises to be the most intriguing as it will see the two players pitted against each other in the exact same area of the pitch down Milan’s left side.
Meanwhile the clash between Vidal and Calhanoglu will be decisive in the middle of the field. If the Chilean manages to stop Milan’s playmaker, it cuts off a major attacking threat and possibly the supply line to Ibrahimovic.
Speaking of the Swede, he will be determined to get the better of his opposite number Lukaku. The Belgian is in great form while Ibra has recently recovered from the Coronavirus so there could be some doubts about his condition, but he is a player that loves the big occasions.