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Top Derby Moments Countdown: #2 - Pandev Free Kick Seals Deal For Nine-Man Inter

The Pride of Macedonia stamped Inter's superiority over its city rivals in a memorable 2-0 victory…

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 #2 took place on Jan. 24, 2010 with Inter hanging on to a precarious 1-0 lead and playing with 10 men after Wesley Sneijder was shown a straight red for dissent in the 25th minute.

The Nerazzurri were reeling and soaked up a tremendous amount of pressure in the second half before Maicon won a free kick deep in Milan territory in the 67th minute.

It was a huge reprieve for the Nerazzurri, who would be able to catch their breath for a minute or two. But Pandev had other ideas. He stood pensively over the ball and curled a beautiful effort over the wall and past Dida, sparking jubilant scenes at San Siro.

Nine-man Inter made it abundantly clear just who the kings of the city were with a courageous victory over a stunned Milan side that had a penalty saved in injury time.

SKY 24-01-2010 Inter vs Milan 2-0 (via Blueyes1870)