The next Milan derby will take place against the backdrop of a huge crisis in which the Rossoneri find themselves. Stefano Pioli’s team not only does not achieve the necessary result, but also does not show the kind of soccer that should be inherent in the reigning champion. “The Snakes are also not in ideal condition, but compared to the Red and Blacks, they can boast some massive acquisitions in recent matches. In many ways, that’s why the Black and Blue are the favorite in this crucial encounter.
The Nerazzurri were stronger than Atalanta in their last match in the Italian Cup. Earlier, the team lost 1-0 at home to Empoli when Tommaso Baldanzi scored the winning goal in the 66th minute after Milan Shkrinjar was sent off. Then there was the victory over Cremonese. The failure in the game against Empoli was the Nationale’s sixth loss of the season. Simone Inzaghi’s team is second in the standings with 40 points in 20 games. Now the hosts are 13 points behind leader Napoli, and the snakes’ real hopes are linked with the second line.
The Rossoneri have been extremely bad in recent weeks. In their last match, Milan suffered a resounding defeat at the hands of Sassuolo, conceding five goals. Just as importantly, the Rossoneri dropped out of the Italian Cup, lost the Italian Super Cup final and were defeated by Serie A rival Lazio. With 38 points in 20 games, Stefano Pioli’s team is not only 15 points behind leader Napoli, but has already dropped out of the top 4.
Inter are not at their best yet this season, but the shock defeat to Empoli served Inzaghi and company well. After the setback against Tuscany, the team has clearly recovered. The team’s current position as Napoli’s main rival reflects the potential of the Internazionale. Just as importantly, the Black and Blue have picked up four wins in their last five matches (one loss).
Pioli’s team, compared to their opponent, is not just not at its best, but is in absolute crisis. Signor Stefano is in danger of being fired, and a match against his arch-rival will not be the straw that can save him.