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Top Derby Moments Countdown: #4 - Tutti Pazzi Per Materazzi

The genius and fallibility of the Matrix was captured perfectly in one chaotic moment in 2006…

Giuseppe Bellini

As the Derby della Madonnina approaches the staff at SB Nation Inter Offside have comprised our Top 5 derby moments from the last decade. We will be revealing each moment as we count down to Sunday, with the number one spot set to be unveiled on the eve of the derby.

Moment #4 took place on Oct. 28, 2006 when Marco Materazzi was the first player to a Luis Figo free kick and he directed his downward header to give Inter a 4-1 lead in the 68th minute. The Matrix was super stoked to say the least and he couldn't refrain from pulling his shirt over his head to display a message underneath.

Not a huge deal you say, it's one of the greatest derby's in the world and this goal pretty much sealed the deal so why not let loose a little bit. The problem is he has already been booked and he received his marching orders for his celebration. Classic Materazzi. He always finds a way to muck up his greatest moments.

We joke about the incident today but we weren't laughing when Milan scored two late goals to pull within 4-3 before winning a free kick on the edge of the penalty area deep into injury time.

It was only when Maicon cleared the ball from the danger area that we all let out a collective sigh of relief in what was another derby for the ages.

Inter - Milan 4-3 (Favoloso Scarpini) 28-10-2006 (via DjNiNoMsn)