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Inter Milan vs AC Milan: Check out LiveScore's combined XI
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Mitchell Fretton
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Inter Milan got the better of AC Milan in last month's Supercoppa Italiana clash
Inter Milan got the better of AC Milan in last month's Supercoppa Italiana clash

Inter Milan host AC Milan on Sunday in a huge Serie A clash.

Second-placed Inter came out on top to clinch the Supercoppa Italiana last month and will be looking to pick up another win against their struggling rivals.

Milan have been on a poor run of form — losing three on the bounce — but victory would lift them above the Nerazzurri.

Read on to see LiveScore's combined XI as two Italian giants prepare to do battle at the San Siro.

Goalkeeper: Andre Onana (Inter Milan)

Injuries to both Mike Maignan and Samir Handanovic leaves Andre Onana to claim his spot as our goalkeeper.

The 26-year-old did not feature in any of Inter's opening eight league games this season but has since started every match in Serie A, keeping four clean sheets and conceding 13 goals.

Right-back: Denzel Dumfries (Inter Milan)

Denzel Dumfries is a key player for Inter Milan
Denzel Dumfries is a key player for Inter Milan

Although he operates as more of a right wing-back, Inter's Denzel Dumfries is head and shoulders above his opposition and ranks as one of the best right-sided players in Italy's top flight.

The Dutch star stood out at the World Cup in Qatar and his contributions for Simone Inzaghi's side have been impressive.

Centre-back: Fikayo Tomori (AC Milan)

It was a close call between Fikayo Tomori and Milan Skriniar for one of the centre-back spots, but the former Chelsea man is more suited to a back four and his commanding presence was key in helping Milan win the Scudetto last season.

Tomori is among the top-ranking defenders in Serie A when it comes to passes completed, touches and possessions won in the current campaign and therefore earns his place in the heart of our backline.

Centre-back: Alessandro Bastoni (Inter Milan)

Alessandro Bastoni was linked with a move to the Premier League last summer, but the Italian centre-half had his heart set on staying at the San Siro.

A dominant threat in the air, Bastoni wins most of his aerial duels and is excellent in one-on-one situations against attackers.

Left-back: Theo Hernandez (AC Milan)

Theo Hernandez features in our combined XI
Theo Hernandez features in our combined XI

A star in Qatar this winter, Frenchman Theo Hernandez is an easy pick at left-back and is a key contributor to Milan's attacking and defensive play.

The ex-Real Madrid defender has scored two goals and tallied as many assists in the league this season and sees off competition from Federico Dimarco and Robin Gosens for a spot in our combined XI.

Central midfield: Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan)

Croatian anchor Marcelo Brozovic has struggled with a few injury issues this term but could be in line to return for an important derby this weekend.

His quality is unquestionable and the 30-year-old is a seasoned professional when it comes to winning the ball in key areas of the pitch. He slots into this midfield with ease.

Central midfield: Sandro Tonali (AC Milan)

Sandro Tonali wins out in the other defensive midfield spot.

At 22, the deep-lying playmaker is becoming an established figure in Italy and his calmness under pressure suggests that he could become a world-class figure in the not so distant future.

Right wing: Lisandro Martinez (Inter Milan)

Lautaro Martinez can play as a striker or winger
Lautaro Martinez can play as a striker or winger

Lisandro Martinez would prefer to feature through the middle of our combined XI, but he can be just as effective off the wing because of his pace and skill.

The Argentine World Cup winner has become a star for Inter and his 11 goals in Serie A this season has him in the running to win the Capocannoniere award for top scorer ahead of Napoli sensation Victor Osimhen.

Attacking midfield: Nicolo Barella (Inter Milan)

Although Nicolo Barella can be seen as more of a box-to-box midfielder, the Italian can put in a shift in a more attacking shape.

The 25-year-old has six goals in all competitions this term and possesses a vast range of skills enabling him to press, tackle, shoot and pass at a supreme level.

Left wing: Rafael Leao (AC Milan)

Talks of broken negotiations between Rafael Leao and Milan have been rubbished by the player himself in recent days, which will have been a welcome relief for the Rossoneri.

Leao has been a star player for his club across the last two seasons and he sits on eight goals and five assists in 2022-23, earning him an uncontested spot in attack.

Striker: Olivier Giroud (AC Milan)

Olivier Giroud is still firing at 36
Olivier Giroud is still firing at 36

Romelu Lukaku's fall from grace at Inter since rejoining on loan from Chelsea has him sitting out of our combined XI, with Olivier Giroud picking up the mantle as the main striker.

The veteran goalscorer is still performing well at 36 and has 10 goal contributions for Milan in 18 league appearances.

Olivier Giroud leads the line in our combined XI
Olivier Giroud leads the line in our combined XI

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