Milan derby: Inter close to UCL final after 2-0 win in 1st leg

Milan derby: Inter close to UCL final after 2-0 win in 1st leg

MILAN – Inter Milan has put their one leg into the final after they won 2-0 against AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League season 2022/23 semi final first leg.

The Milan derby last night featured AC Milan as the home team, although both Italian clubs are sharing San Siro Stadium.

Internazionale hailed an amazing opening in the rivalry yesterday, collecting two goals in 11 minutes, and holding the score until full time.

Edin Dzeko put the ball into Milan’s goal in the eighth minute, through a powerful shot during a corner kick.

The 37 years old Bosnian and Herzegovinian forward breaks the record of the oldest player to score in a Champions League semi final match.

Just after three minutes, Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan expanded Inter’s leading advantage in this two rounds stage.

Revenge of Inter

I Nerazzurri finally receive their first victory against the Red and Black Squad in
UCL history.

Before Wednesday, Inter lost twice and drew twice in their four meetings with their greatest rival in the Champions League qualification stages, including their last clash in the season 2004/05 quarter final, where they were eliminated with an aggregate 0-5.

Now, Internazionale stands a brightful chance to march into the UCL final to meet Real Madrid or Manchester City, by staying unbeaten in the second leg next Tuesday night at the same venue.

It is a tough challenge for the three times European champion to win the final, but anything could happen if they succeed to qualify after 18 years.

AC Milan need a miracle to overturn the situation, they might put their hope on Rafael Leao who will return on pitch next week. The Portuguese winger missed the battle last night due to injury.

Upcoming: Europa semi final

After the Champions League, the UEFA Europa League semi final first leg will be played on Thursday night.

Juventus will meet Sevilla at Allianz Stadium, the Italian giant expects a hard fight against the six times UEL winner.

Sevilla knocked Manchester United out in the quarter final with an aggregate 5-2, including a 3-0 victory in the second bout, showing their ability to compete for their seventh title.

Le Zebre eliminated Portuguese club Sporting with total result 2-1 in the previous round, making there two Serie A teams in the Last 4.

Mourinho Vs Xabi Alonso

AS Roma will face Bayer Leverkusen as another focused match tonight.

The UEFA Europa Conference League winner last season seeks to improve their achievement by snatching the UEL championship this year.

The Red Wolves are in struggling condition, as they are now in seventh place in the Serie A table, giving them the only option to advance into the UCL next season by winning this European event.

Roma’s club manager Jose Mourinho will meet Xabi Alonso, his opponent’s head coach, as another focused point tonight.

Mourinho once had Alonso as his player during the Real Madrid era. The top class Spanish midfielder turned to be the Bundesliga club manager after his retirement.