Inter’s 3-0 win over city rivals AC Milan in the Coppa Italia could prove to be an important moment in their Serie A title push as well.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who note the symmetry of a 3-0 win against the Rossoneri also having been important to the team last season.
The Nerazzurri not only reached the final of the Coppa Italia by winning the Milan derby at the fourth time of asking for the campaign, but they also continued to build momentum which they cant take into their remaining Serie A matches.
Milan, on the other hand, will have to pick themselves back up knowing that there is no margin for error in their title fight against their city rivals.
Last season, a league derby triumph by a 3-0 scoreline saw the Nerazzurri finally gain the decisive advantage over the Rossoneri in the Scucetto chase, and a win by the same scoreline, much later in the season and in a different competition, could have the same effect this time around.