Only the 7500 Inter Milan fans allotted to the away section have purchased tickets to the derby, as AC Milan prevent a “takeover.”

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

The Milan derby is always a showpiece fixture within Italian football, regardless of the surrounding circumstances.

And this time around, there is a unique dynamic to the fixture.

Inter could have the chance to clinch the Serie A title in the derby against their city rivals.

A win in the derby for Inter would be enough to make mathematically certain of the title. That is, should the Nerazzurri and AC Milan both win their next two Serie A matches.

Inter travel away to Udinese next before hosting Cagliari the weekend after.

Inter Fans Purchase Just 7500 Derby Tickets – AC Milan Prevent “Nerazzuri Takeover” At San Siro

The upcoming derby, the second of the season, will nominally be a Milan home match.

That means that the majority of the crowd will naturally consist of Rossoneri supporters.

If Inter were to clinch the title in the derby, they would be doing so in front of a partisan Milan crowd.

However, in the last couple of weeks, there have been rumblings that Inter fans could try and change the dynamic in the stadium by purchasing tickets outside the reserved away section.

Of course, the vast majority of the stadium would be filled with Rossoneri fans one way or another.

But if Inter supporters were able to purchase some tickets among the home support, it could change the dynamic.

Alas, that will not be the case.

The Gazzetta report that Milan took measures to ensure that only Rossoneri fans purchased tickets that are not in the designated away section.

That means that during the initial phase of ticket sales – normally reserved for season ticket holders – the Rossoneri also made a significant number of tickets available to CRN card holders.

The CRN is the Milan fan card.

Each holder of a CRN card was able to purchase as many as four tickets during the first phase of sales. Provided, of course, that these were four other card holders.

Therefore, the majority of the San Siro will be seating Milan fans. There will be not “takeover” by Inter supporters.

There will, however, be Nerazzurri fans in attendance as usual.

7500 seats in the second green tier of the San Siro will accommodate fans of the “away” team as always in the derby.