As we all know, AC and Inter Milan are fierce rivals. The teams met each other in the UEFA Champions League semi-final but Inter came out on top with a 3-0 aggregate win.
Inter Milan nearly went all the way narrowly missing out on Champions League glory after losing 1-0 to Manchester City in Istanbul.
The rivalry between AC Milan and Inter Milan, commonly known as the “Derby della Madonnina,” is one of the most intense and storied football rivalries in the world. Here are some facts about this historic rivalry:
- The rivalry dates back to the early 20th century when AC Milan was founded in 1899 and Inter Milan (Internazionale) in 1908. The derby’s name, “Derby della Madonnina,” refers to the statue of the Virgin Mary on top of the Milan Cathedral.
- The rivalry has a global impact, attracting fans from around the world. The matches are broadcasted internationally, making it one of the most-watched football rivalries globally.
- They both share the same stadium (San Siro)
Javier Zanetti is one of Inter’s greatest players, he is a living legend in Milan but only for the blue and black side.
Zanetti was known for his versatility, adaptability, and work rate. He seamlessly transitioned between defensive and midfield roles, showcasing his technical ability and tactical intelligence.
He officially retired from professional football in 2014, marking the end of an era for both him and Inter Milan. After retiring, he took on administrative roles within Inter, continuing his association with the club.
The Argentine is very unpopular with the AC Milan fans so when he pulled over in his car, a fan came over and started videoing the former Inter star.
You can see the footage below of the Milan fan with Javier Zanetti as he shouts ‘Forza Milan’.
🤣 The way Zanetti's face switched! pic.twitter.com/2X0dGzi71S— EuroFoot (@eurofootcom) April 12, 2023
Being a die-hard Inter fan, Javier’s reaction was one to be expected.