Milan vs Inter: numbers of a record derby

Over € 4 million in earnings, and more than 600 accredited operators: the impressive numbers of the Milan derby at San Siro

Another important night awaits San Siro, with our stadium ready to host the #DerbyMilano number 168 in Serie A. This time, in the Theatre of Football, a new historic page is about to be written as numbers say that we’re ready for an incredible atmosphere in the stands. Numbers and figures confirm the passion of the Rossoneri fans and what under a worldwide spotlight this footballing classic stands.

NUMBERS – The stadium is almost sold-out. Approximately 2,000 tickets are still available in only the 3rd green tier and 1st red tier. Over € 4 million in earnings for this match, a record figure for AC Milan in the league, with an attendance of approximately 75,000 people. 44 broadcasters will be airing the match in 180 countries covering a massive audience of 727,731,122. Over 600 people have been accredited for the game, with 250 journalists and 50 photographers.

VIPs – The derby is also enriched by the many public figures who will be in the stands: from the former players Paolo Maldini, Massimo Ambrosini and Mauro Tassotti to the former coach Fatih Terim, to Italian rappers Ghali and Ernia, moving on with chef Simone Rugiati, the former middle distance runner Stefano Mei and t

Milan vs Inter: the Rossoneri squad

After the final training session at Milanello, Rino Gattuso has announced the 22 players selected for Sunday’s big clash against Inter to take place at San Siro at 8.45 PM. Here is the list in full:

GOALKEEPERS: A. Donnarumma, G. Donnarumma, Storari
DEFENDERS: Bonucci, Calabria, Gomez, Musacchio, Rodriguez, Romagnoli, Zapata
MIDFIELDERS: Biglia, Bonaventura, Calhanoglu, Kessie, Locatelli, Mauri, Montolivo
FORWARDS: Borini, Cutrone, Kalinic, André Silva, Suso.

Alexandre Pato: “Thee two players will decide the derby”

Alexandre Pato today is in China, where he is trying to re-launch himself after a career in decline, passing from the glory of AC Milan and the Brazilian national to an exotic and rich land but without too much appeal. Interviewed by Tuttosport, the former Rossonero spoke about today’s Milan and about the work his friend Rino Gattuso is doing: “I expected the return of Milan, the team is of quality, there are many good youngsters, I know Rino well and I know what it means for him to coach Milan, “living” in that sacred place that is Milanello. I congratulate Rino and Milan for having achieved the Italian Cup final, good luck! Maybe I’ll be able to come and see the final, who knows“.

Impossible not to talk about the derby, an appointment that for every former player of Milan is sacred: “I expect a great match with a Milan in an excellent physical and mental condition and an Inter in slight decline and under more pressure, but it would be harmful to consider them defeated from the start. We will see a beautiful match! The Milan derby must be watched always, despite the time zone. Who will be decisive? I say Bonucci for Milan, Icardi for Inter. I have good memories of the derby, the best one is when I scored a brace in the 3-0 of 2010-2011″.

Alexandre Pato
Alexandre Pato (© Getty Images)

Countdown to the derby continues: the report of today’s training session

Gattuso and his Milan from -18 to -7

Many doubted his appointment as AC Milan coach but Gennaro Gattuso is now loved and highly cherished but all Rossoneri fans. A young technician and less prestigious then his colleague on the other side of the Navigli. The former AC Milan midfielder’s performances are however extraordinary.

At the moment of his shock-debut, meaning the draw in extremis with Benevento, Gattuso’s Rossoneri were -18 points from the Inter rivals, a sort of signal that was not encouraging. But to date, on the eve of the return derby, the points separating both teams are only 7. Bravo to mister Rino for shortening such a big distance and improving considerably the season of the red and blacks who on Sunday, in case of a victory, will be -4 from their cousins.

Gennaro Gattuso & Luciano Spalletti
Gennaro Gattuso & Luciano Spalletti

Gazzetta: Fans vote AC Milan as favorite to win the derby

La Gazzetta dello Sport conducted a poll among Milan and Inter fans about the outcome of the 27th matchday derby. The odds are clear: people see AC Milan coached by Gennaro Gattuso widely favored for the Sunday’s big-match, all thanks to the portentous journey of the Rossoneri in the last two months.

50% of respondents said it was clear that the three points will go to Milan, 32% vote for a draw while the remaining 18%, the clear minority, believes in the success of an Inter in great difficulty.

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