Inter Milan and AC Milan played out a 0-0 draw in their final derby of the Serie A season, with the performance by both sides largely proving why they both lie in mid-table this term. The second San Siro showdown of the Serie A season was not without incident, however, with both sides feeling the pain of having goals disallowed. Both Alex and Rodrigo Palacio had goals ruled out as the whistle had gone for infringements in the build-up. There were few real moments of quality at either end, and a draw always seemed the likely outcome. Milan defender Philippe Mexes breathed the deepest sigh of relief after his second-half own goal was chalked off due to a controversial foul from Inter striker Rodrigo Palacio. The draw shuffles the Rossoneri and Nerazzurri onto 43 and 42 points respectively although their lowly league positions of ninth and 10th are unchanged. Fifth place, the nearest European berth, is seven points beyond Milan’s […]

A fan of the beautiful game is almost never impartial and, sometimes, it’s about more than just loving your club. Sometimes hating the club’s biggest rival is just as important to some fans. Certain rivalries of course have become famous over the years for how extreme their fans are. TheHardTackle brings to you the top 5 football derbies in the world. The article is restricted to derbies, which are rivalries between clubs based in the same city. It is interesting to see that these derbies exist for various different reasons, from political affiliations of both clubs to religious beliefs. The Old Firm Derby (Celtic FC vs Rangers FC) Popularly referred to as ‘The Old Firm derby’, Scotland’s most successful clubs are infamous for the rivalry that exists between them. These two clubs have become notorious among football fans in general for taking what is basically a sport to represent the ever festering wound that exists between Catholics and Protestants. Although […]