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Crazy Finish At San Siro As AC Milan Claim 97th Min Equalisier in Milan Derby

Crazy Finish At San Siro As AC Milan Claim 97th Min Equalisier in Milan Derby

The Milan derby, which has been dubbed the 'China derby' in Italy as with confirmation that AC Milan has been sold both of Milan's clubs are now run by Chinese owners, offered up a crazy finish on Saturday afternoon.

Inter took the lead in the first half through Antonio Candreva, and when Mauro Icardi put them 2-0 up just before half time it looked like the (designated) home side would get a valuable win and leapfrog their rivals in the table. But instead the Rossoneri managed to battle back and earn a draw in dramatic fashion.

Inter's goals in the first half came about due to some careless defending as Inter were allowed to advance the ball under very little pressure.

But AC Milan regrouped, and a goal from Alessio Romagnoli gave them a lifeline.

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Milan then pushed for an equaliser, but with 96 minutes on the clock it looked as though it wasn't going to come before experienced Colombian defender Cristian Zapata latched on to a cross and forced the ball over the line.

Once again goal-line technology proved it's worth despite the protests of Inter's Gary Medel.

The former Cardiff City man and Chile international was chancing his arm there, but it must feel great for a ref to be able to swat away his gesticulations with full confidence in the decision.

The draw keeps AC Milan in 6th and Inter in 7th, in what has been one of the most exciting Serie A seasons for some time. High-flying Atalanta will be trying their best to keep themselves in the European places, but it's all to play for and with both Milan clubs expected to spend big in the summer, stealing a Europa League spot could have a big impact on who they can attract.

Mikey Traynor

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