Derbies all over the world are pretty much the same; they're always fiery affairs with a few meaty tackles - and Internazionale's clash with AC Milan yesterday was no different.
The two Italian giants went head to head at the San Siro last evening where they played out a 1-1 draw. However it proved to be a bruising encounter for one Inter player in particular - Brazilian defender Dodo.
The 22-year-old was on the receiving end of a strong elbow from rival Sulley Muntari which left him on the floor with a pretty nasty cut to his lip. Luckily the youngster was able to get back to his feet and finish the rest of the game which at one point didn't look possible.
After the game Dodo posted a picture of his injury on his Twitter page along with the message: "Derby Feelings"
It was a game which did little for either side's hopes of climbing up the league table. Jeremy Menez opened up the scoring for AC Milan after 23 minutes before Joel Obi levelled things up just after the hour mark.
With the spoils shared Inter remain in 9th place in Serie A, with AC Milan two places and one point ahead. The game was Roberto Mancini's first back in charge of Inter following the departure of Walter Mazzarri earlier this month, and the former Manchester City coach, whose first action was to former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic, was happy with his side's efforts.
"Derbies are always difficult and that was the case here," he said. "I'm very happy with how the team played. We changed a system that had been used for the last 18 months and it was never going to be easy."