Monday, October 08, 2012

James Horncastle in Italy: Inter win a 'different' kind of derby over AC Milan

Sunday night's encounter between Milan and Inter at the San Siro was dubbed by many within the Italian media as "il derby diverso" – the different derby. In some respects it was the right billing. The position of the clubs has certainly changed as both try to adjust to a new standing in the game conditioned by combined losses of 900 million euros in the past five years, the emergence of UEFA's financial fair play on the horizon and an acknowledgement that they can no longer compete with the big spenders.

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