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Inter Milan also won the second leg of the Champions League semifinals, and dyed Milan ‘blue’ with all four victories in the ‘Milan Derby’ this season.
Inter Milan won 1-0 against AC Milan in the second leg of the 2022-23 European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) semifinal held at Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, Italy at 4:00 am (Korean time) on the 17th. . With an aggregate score of 3-0, the final was confirmed.
It was the impatient AC Milan who seized the opportunity first. In the 10th minute of the first half, Tonali attempted a low and quick cross from the left inside the box, and Dias connected with a shot, but Onana blocked it. Inter Milan responded, but again conceded a decisive scoring opportunity. In the 37th minute of the first half, Leang, who won the ball battle with Darmian, broke through the box with a quick dribble and attempted a threatening shot, but it missed the left side of the goal.
In the second half, Inter Milan, which was in no hurry, put a wedge into the game. In the 28th minute of the second half, three attacking trios in the box opened the pass and saw an opportunity, and Lautaro fired a powerful shot that split AC Milan’s net.
The recent form of the two teams seemed to have led to their performance in the second leg of the semifinals. Inter Milan went on a five-game winning streak in the league, rising to third place and defeating Juventus 2-1 on aggregate in the semifinals of the Coppa Italia. AC Milan had too many draws with 3 wins and 4 draws while running undefeated in 7 league games, and following a 0-2 loss in the first leg of the last semifinals, the league undefeated was broken by losing to Spezia in the 35th round of Serie A. The league standings are 4 points behind Lazio, who are 5th and 4th. 스포츠토토
But more noteworthy is the recent head-to-head record between the two teams. Inter Milan’s momentum in the ‘Milan Derby’ overshadowed even AC Milan’s Champions DNA. Until AC Milan’s victory last season, Inter Milan was ahead of AC Milan in the league rankings for four consecutive seasons from the 17-18 season. The league standings soon seemed to be reflected in the derby as well. Last season, when AC Milan lifted the Scudetto, they led the league with 1 win and 1 draw, but were eliminated in the Coppa Italia by Inter Milan in the semifinals with an aggregate score of 0-3.
If you look closely, the gap between the two teams in the derby is bigger than you think. Including this game, AC Milan met Inter Milan after Pioli took over as head coach and recorded 3 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses, while Inter Milan finished with 5 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses after Simone Inzaghi took over. Looking at the 16 matches after the 17/18 season, it is 10 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses (23 points, 11 goals) based on Inter Milan. In the last 10 meetings, Inter have kept a whopping 7 clean sheets, and scored 2 or more goals in 5 games.
Based on their dominance in the derby, Inter Milan went to the Champions League final in 13 years. At the current momentum, ’22G undefeated’ Manchester City and ‘Champions winningest team’ Real Madrid are worth trying.