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AC Milan vs Inter LIVE: Romelu Lukaku misses decisive Milan derby Inter Milan will be without the services of injured striker Romelu Lukaku for their derby clash with rivals AC Milan, but manager Simone Inzaghi feels confident ahead of Saturday’s encounter despite the setback. Follow AC Milan vs Inter Milan LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN

A fiery atmosphere is expected after the bragging rights moved from Inter to their neighbors last season.

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Milan lifted their first Serie A title in 11 years in May to wrestle the trophy away from second-placed Inter, two points behind.

Lukaku, who had helped Inter win the title in the previous campaign, returned to the club on loan from Chelsea hoping to help them regain the crown but picked up a thigh injury ahead of their 3-1 home win over Cremonese.

Nevertheless, Tuesday’s Lukaku-less win over the promoted side was a huge boost to the team’s morale after they hit their first road bump this season, a 3-1 defeat at Lazio on Friday.

“Inter arrive (at the derby) well after an important game and a win. We know it will be a delicate game for us and for the fans we will try to prepare it in the best possible way.” Inzaghi said.

Lautaro Martinez, the club’s top scorer last season, has shown he can shoulder the burden of leading the line in Lukaku’s absence, having either scored or provided an assist in each of Inter’s first four matches.

“It will be a very important game, we are focused and on the right track, we always want to move forward,” Martinez said.

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By contrast, Milan appear to have lost focus after failing to break down Sassuolo in a disappointing 0-0 draw away from home on Tuesday.

Inter are second in the table with nine points, one point behind leaders AS Roma, while Milan have eight points, after drawing 1-1 with Atalanta last month.

Milan coach Stefano Pioli believes his side have learned their lessons and will not repeat the same mistakes they made in midweek.

“The mentality of the team has remained strong and confident, but we can play better on a technical level and when it comes to selection,” he said.

“It’s a derby, the rivalry is strong and we know … the weight the result can have and we will prepare for the game in the best possible way.”

Juventus have also drawn two of their first four games and face a crucial game at Fiorentina on Saturday.

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Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri will be hoping for a better performance than Wednesday’s 2-0 home win over Spezia as they failed to capitalize on a good start and needed a late second goal to secure the points.

New signing Arkadiusz Milik got his Juve career off to a flying start with their second goal in stoppage time, minutes after coming off the bench to replace Dusan Vlahovic.

“He is important, he is a starting player because Vlahovic cannot play in every game,” Allegri said.

Table-toppers AS Roma are in high spirits and travel to Udinese on Sunday after Paulo Dybala got off the mark in his fourth game at the club with two goals and a superb performance in their 3-0 win over Monza.

“Paulo is the kind of talent who plays with the team and for the team. We all know he’s not born for the defensive stage, but he does a great job there as well.” said manager Jose Mourinho.

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