BEIJING: AC Milan earned early bragging rights by beating city rivals Inter Milan 2-1 in the Italian Super Cup played in Beijing. Milan, who ended Inter’s five-year reign as Italian champions by winning the Scudetto in May, came from behind courtesy a strike from ex-Inter striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored on the hour mark and Kevin-Prince Boateng netting nine minutes later. Wesley Sneijder grabbed the opener on 22 minutes. The defeat was an inauspicious start for new Inter coach Gian Piero Gasperini, who replaced Leonardo.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 7th, 2011.
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