AC Milan fans played down COVID-19 safety measures as they turned up in their numbers at the club’s training ground to motivate their fans ahead of an anticipated derby against bitter rivals Inter.
Around 300 fans gathered outside Milanello grounds to show support to the Rossoneri.
Milan boss Stefano Pioli who witnessed the spectacle appreciated the support, saying, “Our fans are special, it’s a pity we can’t play in a packed San Siro,” said Pioli. “They’ve always supported and us. We hope it’s the last derby without them,”
Some 300 AC Milan fans have turned up at training to support the players ahead of this weekend’s Milan derby 🤯
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Stakes are extremely high in the latest installment of the Derby della Madonnina as only a point separates the fierce rivals who share a stadium.
Unlike previous occasions when they both went into the derby with Juventus miles ahead of them on the log, this year, the title is anyone’s for the taking.
Inter Milan are currently top of the pile after 22 games with 50 points, while their bitter rivals Milan are a point behind.
Another sub plot of the derby is the fact that Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Inter’s Romelu Lukaku get to square up once again on the football pitch.
The pair was involved in a heated clash in the Coppa Italia where they almost resorted to blows and some foul words were exchanged.
Lukaku’s mom, ahead of the latest installment of the Milan derby, urged her son to “take revenge” on Zlatan.
This promises to be a cracker.