The game is scheduled to kick off on Saturday at 17.00 GMT when Serie A resumes after the break for international duty.
That time was used wisely, as sections of the turf were re-laid after both coaches Simone Inzaghi and Stefano Pioli complained that the state of the pitch was simply appalling.
It was pushed to breaking point when for the first time ever, Milan and Inter played Serie A home fixtures in the same round.
However, La Repubblica writes that only parts of the pitch are new and others are old, creating a strange patchwork effect.
In order to cover up the evident differences and make it look better on television, it’s reported the patchier areas will be painted green.
It’s hardly a new approach, as this was done a decade ago during the very worst times of the San Siro pitch.
What the paint will not do is fix the core issue, which is the turf is very hard and grass is patchy at best.
The playing surface at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza is by a Swiss company, 70 per cent natural grass and 30 per cent synthetic fibres.
The third tier constructed for the 1990 World Cup has been blamed for reducing the airflow and sun inside the stadium, therefore damaging the grass even more.
Verso Inter-Milan, il prato di San Siro si rifà il look: sistemato ma anche verniciato https://t.co/zqGhg1dVwp
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