Predicted XI

How Inter and Milan could line up in the Derby della Madonnina

Both sides are coming off disappointing results from the Serie A weekend, but will be hoping to progress in the Italian Cup

4:51pm on Monday 25th January 2021
Martin Macdonald

Milan will be without influential goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma for this midweek's Coppa Italia quarter-final Derby della Madonnina clash against Inter.

In their last match in the competition which was a last-16 fixture against Torino, they progressed after winning 5-4 on penalties after both teams played out a 0-0 stalemate in normal time.

During the game, however, Donnarumma was given a red card despite not even being on the pitch. Whilst as a sub, he was dismissed for giving referee Paolo Valeri some harsh words after the official failed to give Milan a decision.

Ciprian Tatarusanu played in that one, and will be called upon to do so again.

Milan are coming off one of their worst results of the season as on Saturday they were embarrassed 3-0 at home by Atalanta, which may lead to head coach Stefano Pioli making one or two changes.

Soualiho Meite made his starting debut for the Rossoneri, but failed to impress and will likely drop to the bench, with Brahim Diaz coming in as his replacement.

Jens Petter Hauge could be awarded a start, too, potentially at the expense of Rafael Leao.

They will also be boosted by the return from suspension of Alessio Romagnoli and Alexis Saelemaekers, with the former likely to come straight back in to the starting XI.

Hakan Calhanoglu misses out due to covid isolation, while Ismael Bennacer has a thigh injury.

Inter don't have too many injuries to contend with, with Danilo D'Ambrosio the only senior player currently confirmed as being absent.

Antonio Conte will probably make a few alterations to his starting line-up, though, with Romelu Lukaku perhaps given a rest for Alexis Sanchez.

Arturo Vidal and Ashley Young might drop out for Stefano Sensi and Ivan Perisic, too.

Predicted line-ups: Inter v Milan

Milan vs Inter - Football tactics and formations

Latest news

Player Ratings

Spain 0-0 Sweden Player Ratings: Morata misfires as La Roja held

Spain dominated their Euro 2020 opener against Sweden in Seville but were guilty of missing some fine opportunities.

  • 6 hours
Player Ratings

Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic Player Ratings: Stunning Schick scores from halfway line

Scotland's first game at a major international tournament in 23 years ended in defeat as they lost 2-0 to a Patrik Schick-inspired Czech Republic.

  • 13 hours
Predicted XI

Ronaldo, Jota to start but Cancelo out - How Portugal could line up against Hungary

Portugal manager Fernando Santos will have to shuffle his defence after Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo tested positive for COVID

  • 15 hours
Predicted XI

Benzema fit - How France and Germany could line up in Euro 2020 Group F

The biggest fixture of the European Championship so far takes place on Wednesday as two juggernaut nations do battle

  • 16 hours
Player Ratings

Netherlands 3-2 Ukraine Player Ratings: Wijnaldum stars in five-goal thriller

Netherlands produced a thrilling 3-2 success in their Euro 2020 opener against Ukraine, with Gini Wijnaldum an outstanding performer.

  • 1 day
Player Ratings

England 1-0 Croatia Player Ratings: Phillips England's star man in narrow win

The Leeds man has been schooled by Marcelo Bielsa and he provided the most impactful performance on a hot day at Wembley

  • 1 day

Most read