AC Milan and Inter fans bring stunning artwork to San Siro for the Derby della Madonnina

AC Milan and rivals Internazionale may have fallen away from Europe's elite in recent seasons, but the Derby della Madonnina still means everything to the two sets of fans.

While recent battles may have only served to help one move nearer European qualification rather than Serie A titles, they have still proved exciting encounters -- and the efforts off the pitch have been just as impressive.

Banners, tifos, choreos ... whatever you want to call them, the Milanese fans are among world football's finest exponents of giant artworks displayed on matchdays.

The two clubs share the city's iconic San Siro stadium, with Inter fans taking over the arena's Curva Nord while their rivals dominate the Curva Sud behind the other goal.

This is one fixture that always seems to provide some sensational artwork in the stands, and Sunday's first city clash of the season (for which Inter will be the nominal home side) promises to be no different.

Here are some of the most impressive from recent years: