Our resident Italian giornalista, Francesco Porzio, gets you ready for the game, sharing why it is such a massive contest for each. Porzio: "Inter Milan are in a better shape compared to their city rivals, especially since they won 3-0 in the last Derby della Madonnina on Jan. 18. in the Supercoppa Italiana. That match won Simone Inzaghi his third trophy since he was appointed in the summer of 2021.
Prior to the 2008-09 season when the competition was renamed, it was called the Concacaf Champions Cup. A Mexican team had won it every year since 2006. An American team hadn't won that since 2000 when D. C. United did it, but even Costa Rica had more titles with Alajuelense and Deportiva Saprissa claiming the crown in the following years.
For the first time ever, an American team will play in the FIFA Club World Cup 🏆. The competition is already underway, but Major League Soccer side the Seattle Sounders will debut in the competition Saturday when they face Al Ahly from Egypt. Sure, it might not be the most intriguing matchup on paper, boasting teams from leagues that aren't considered among the best in the world, but it's just so incredible that the Sounders have even gotten to this point. Last season, they beat Pumas from Mexico in the Concacaf Champions League to earn a berth at the Club World Cup, which is being played in Morocco. They became the first American team to ever win the competition, breaking a streak of 13 straight seasons where a Mexican team had won it. But that Mexican dominance stretches back further.
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Porzio: "AC Milan are coming off of a very difficult month as the Rossoneri conceded 18 goals in seven matches. In the last two games. AC Milan lost 4-0 against Lazio before a 5-2 defeat at home against Sassuolo last Sunday. Those two defeats put more pressure on the position of coach Stefano Pioli, who is now supported by the club but definitely needs to find a way to bring the team back together as soon as possible. The Milan derby has a new added meaning since last season when AC Milan won the Scudetto with the last match of the year, managing to beat city rivals for the title after an incredible and surprising run that started one year ago when Oliver Giroud's brace in a win against Inter started Milan set the tone for the stretch run.
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