Milan football derby fever rages from Chinatown to Beijing

Milan (AFP) – Italy’s traditional derby match between footballing giants Inter and AC Milan now has a distinct Asian flavour and following, fuelled by multi-million dollar investments by the Chinese owners of the two clubs. Sunday’s derby has gripped Milan including the city’s Chinatown district — and the football fever has spread as far as the Chinese capital Beijing. The match is not only a duel between the city’s rival teams but also their Chinese owners — Zhang Jindong, whose Suning Group bankrolls Inter Milan and Li Yonghong’s Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux Group, which owns AC Milan. The flags of … Continue reading Milan football derby fever rages from Chinatown to Beijing