The roar of the San Siro was unmistakable. At a moment when nothing much was happening on the pitch, it could only mean that Inter’s city rivals Milan had slipped behind. By full time, however, followers of the Nerazzurri had little cause for celebration themselves.
Se Atene piange, Sparta non ride – If Athens is weeping, Sparta is not laughing – is an old Italian proverb and rarely was it more appropriate. These two historic opponents might take great pleasure in each other’s misfortune but, for the time being, neither of them has much to smile about. It has been a while since the pair started out a season so poorly.