Roberto Mancini’s return to Internationalze of Milan was greeted with plenty fanfare in the media and his first big test was the Milan Derby and the former Manchester City Manager handled it quite well.
Inter dominated in the early stages, and Lopez had to be alert once again shortly after denying Icardi, when Fredy Guarin drew a diving save from the Spaniard with a driven effort from 20 yards. It was Milan however who struck first. El Shaarawy floated the ball into the area and Menez was on hand to find the back of the net with a side-footed volley in the 32rd minute. Inter struggled to carve out any opportunities to level as they went in behind at the break. Joel Obi drew inter level in the 61st minute picking up Cristian Zapata’s loose clearance to direct his effort low into the bottom right-hand corner. El Shaarawy should have restored Milan’s lead 15 minutes from time, but – after seeing Icardi squander a similar one-on-one situation in the first half – he lifted onto the ball onto crossbar, before Samir Handanovic kept out Honda’s first effort on goal.
Both teams would be happy with a draw as both teams continue to struggle for consistency in the Seria A