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Speaking before the Derby della Madonnina, Inter director Beppe Marotta said he wanted to see a “strong performance, aside from the points” against Milan, but again discussed the Mauro Icardi situation.

“Even if Milan are at this moment one point ahead, there are very strong motivations on all sides,” the director told Sky Sport Italia.

Have Inter shaken off Thursday’s Europa League exit to Eintracht Frankfurt?

“Clearly, it left bitterness in all the fans, club members and players. We were missing nine first choice players in the squad, but we lost deservedly and were eliminated.

Inter Win Another Derby della Madonnina

Inter emerged with an extraordinary 3-2 victory over rivals Milan to leapfrog them into third place in a dramatic, chaotic, passionate Derby della Madonnina.

The Nerazzurri leapfrogged their city rivals into third place with this evening’s victory at San Siro, just days after the Europa League exit to Eintracht Frankfurt.

“When you put in a bad performance, go out of a tournament and everyone jumps on you, if you don’t clarify what happened and what needed to be fixed, you risked a hangover from that,” Inter boss Luciano Spalletti told Sky Sport Italia.

Disgruntled Juventus and Genoa fans reportedly requested refunds after it emerged Cristiano Ronaldo would be rested for Sunday’s Serie A clash.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri announced in advance of the match that Ronaldo would not be making the trip to the Marassi following his midweek Champions League heroics against Atletico Madrid.

And, according to the Corriere della Sera newspaper, this prompted an influx of calls to the Genoa ticket office requesting refunds on tickets bought in advance.

While many of the requests came from Juventus supporters, it appears a number of locals had bought tickets purely to see the Portuguese star in action.

Monchi To Return To Sevilla

Arsenal have missed out on Monchi as Sevilla have confirmed he has returned to become the club’s new sporting director.

The Premier League side had been confident of appointing the Spaniard as their new technical director after he left his post at Roma earlier this month.

However, Monchi has rejected a three-year contract from Arsenal and instead agreed a deal to return to the club where he gained his formidable reputation.

Sevilla confirmed his appointment on Sunday with a post on social media, writing: ‘

Monchi has come home.’

Gennaro Gattuso warns “Inter aren’t dead and buried, as recent form doesn’t exist in the derby,” while giving tips on Milan man-management.

“Every derby has its own story. We mustn’t think about the meeting earlier this season, because it will be different,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

“Over the last five days all I’ve heard is that Inter are dead and buried, but recent form doesn’t exist in the derby. We need to respect our opponents, use our heads, show heart, intelligence and determination.

Luciano Spalletti insists there’s “not such a big difference” between Inter and Milan going into the Derby della Madonnina and this clash “needn’t be decisive.”

The Nerazzurri go into this clash one point behind their city rivals, fresh from their Europa League exit to Eintracht Frankfurt.

“We are disappointed with what happened, but there are reasons we played below our capabilities,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

“People must be fair in their analysis, there were a lot of players injured and others who weren’t fully fit. We should’ve done differently, especially as in the first leg we proved that we had what it takes to go through.

Clubs throughout Europe have been put on high alert as Inter Milan plot a mass summer exodus.

Wantaway stars Mauro Icardi and Ivan Perisic are both expected to be put in the shop window with the club also considering sacking boss Luciano Spalletti at the end of the season.

Icardi has attracted interest from a number of clubs but United are favourites to land his signature with Inter keen to offload the striker amid an ongoing contract dispute.

Arsenal are also contemplating renewing their interest in Perisic, who was said to be distraught after missing out on a move to the Emirates back in January.

Champions League: Juventus v Ajax

Juventus will face Ajax in the Champions League quarter-finals ahead of possibly Tottenham Hotspur or Manchester City.

Juve reached the last eight thanks to a 3-0 victory over Atletico Madrid, courtesy of a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick, after they were 2-0 down from the first leg.

Milan lost to Ajax in the 1995 Champions League Final, but the Bianconeri lifted the trophy a year later, beating the Dutch side on penalties. That remains their last conquest in the competition.

However, Ajax thrashed holders Real Madrid 4-1 in the previous round and are captained by Matthijs de Ligt – a reported target for the Old Lady.

Europa League Draw: Napoli v Arsenal

Napoli will take on Arsenal in the Europa League quarter-finals, prior to a possible last-four tie with Villarreal or Valencia.

Napoli reached the quarter-finals by the skin of their teeth after a 3-1 defeat to Red Bull Salzburg on Thursday, their progress owed to a 3-0 win in the first leg.

The Partenopei one and only conquest in the competition came all the back in 1989, when Argentine icon Diego Maradona was still at the club.

Arsenal edged them out on goal difference to qualify for the Champions League Round of 16 during the 2013-14 campaign, although Carlo Ancelotti’s side did win 2-0 in their second group game against the Gunners.

Fresh from scoring the hat-trick that sent Juventus into the quarter-finals of the Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo declared:

‘This is why Juve bought me’.

On a frenzied night in Turin Ronaldo scored three times to overturn a 2-0 deficit against Atletico Madrid and keep the Italian champions’ dream alive.

Ronaldo scored two headers either side of half-time before keeping his cool and smashing home from the penalty spot four minutes from time to spark delirious celebrations.

He is now on course for a fourth European title in a row, with former club Real Madrid humiliated by Ajax in the Bernabeu last week.