Inter Milan vs Ac Milan: The Chinese owned derby
Ac Milan travel to San Siro stadium as they look to kick-start their season against city rivals Inter in the highly-anticipated derby of the Chinese-owned sides on Sunday.
The clash takes on even more significance as both teams are now under Chinese ownership, Inter on the payroll of the Suning Group and Milan, the Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux Group. The last time the two Milan giants clashed in the Derby della Madonnina was back on April 15, after Li Yonghong completed his takeover of AC Milan to put both city sides under Chinese ownership.
It was a dramatic game with Cristian Zapata's equaliser deep into injury time grabbing a crucial point, which kept Milan in the running for a Europa League spot. Both teams, who share the San Siro Stadium on the western outskirts of Italy's industrial and financial capital, have seen their fortunes decline in recent years.
But for the new Asian owners it's payback time on their multi-million euro investments with Milan's last Serie A title in 2011 and Inter hitting a barren run since the 2010 treble. While unbeaten Inter are riding high just two points behind leaders Napoli after seven games this campaign, Montella's side have already notched up three losses, most recently at home to Roma two weeks ago. After the international break the next three weeks will be make or break for Montella with seven games on the trot including Juventus on October 28 and Europa League action against AEK Athens.
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