‘I waited for 13 years’ Inter Milan advances to the Champions League final for the 6th time… 3-0 win over AC Milan in the first and second leg

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Inter Milan advanced to the final of the UEFA Champions League (UCL). For the first time in 13 years since Inter Milan reached the final, they compete for the championship with the team that won the Real Madrid-Manchester City match.

Inter Milan defeated AC Milan 1-0 with토스카지노 Lautaro Martinez’s winning goal in the second leg of the 2022-23 UCL semifinals held at San Siro, Milan, Italy on the 17th (Korean time). Inter Milan, who previously won 2-0 in the away game in the first leg with goals from Edin Dzeko and Henrik Mikhitaryan, advanced to the final with a 3-0 lead in the combined score of the first and second legs.

It is the first time in 13 years since the 2009-10 season that Inter Milan has advanced to the UCL final. This is the 6th time they have advanced to the finals, and Inter Milan will challenge Europe for the 4th time. They won two consecutive championships in the 1963-64 season and 1964-65 season, and won the championship in the 2009-10 season.

The opponent for the final is the winning team against Manchester City and Real Madrid, which will be held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England at 4:00 am on the 18th. The two teams drew 1-1 in the first leg, and the winning team advances to the final. The long-awaited final will be held in Turkiye Istanbul on June 11th.

Inter Milan advanced to the final after passing second place in Group C of the group stage earlier. In the group stage, they were in the group of death with Bayern Munich and Barcelona, ​​but advanced to the round of 16 with a record of 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses (10 points). Afterwards, in the round of 16, FC Porto was beaten 1-0 on aggregate in the first and second legs, and Benfica 5-3 in the quarterfinals, followed by a complete victory in the Milan derby.

Olivier Giroud (left) sheds tears after being knocked out in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League defeat against Inter Milan on the 17th. Photo = Getty Images

On the other hand, AC Milan failed to advance to the final without overcoming a complete defeat by two goals in the first leg. AC Milan was the season to challenge to advance to the finals for the first time in 16 years since the 2006-07 season. Previously, in the group stage, after reaching the round of 16 by finishing second in Group E after Chelsea, he beat Son Heung-min’s Tottenham and Kim Min-jae’s Napoli in succession to advance to the semi-finals, but bowed his head weakly with the final advance in sight.

It was Lautaro Martinez in the 29th minute of the second half that decided the game. Catching the ball from the left side of the penalty box, he received a pass from Romelu Lukaku and fired a left-footed shot into the net. The AC Milan defense seemed unable to exert proper pressure even when Martinez and Lukaku caught the ball inside the penalty box. According to UEFA, Martinez has already scored eight goals against AC Milan, showing off his ‘killer’ aspect.

In particular, on this day, AC Milan was a game that required more than 3 goals, but it was slightly ahead in ball possession by 57%-43%, but was rather pushed behind by 5-15 in the number of shots. The shot to the inside of the goal was also a poor performance with only one shot. Rather, after falling behind 0-2 on the combined score, Martinez scored a key goal and ended the UCL journey in vain.

Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi said, “It was our dream to advance to the UCL, but we always believed in it. It was a special journey, and I am even more happy to win in the semifinals, especially in the derby.” Martinez, who scored the winning goal, said, “Both games were great. It was once again confirmed that if we can unite, we can play important matches in the best way.” “The players did their best, and Inter Milan deserved to win,” said AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli. I send a message of congratulations to Inter Milan.”

After the match, WhoScored.com gave Martinez the highest score of 7.6, while midfielders Hakan Charhanoglu and Francesco Achervi, as well as Lukaku, who assisted the winning goal as a substitute, also received a rating of 7 points. In AC Milan, which was helplessly defeated, all scored only 5-6 points.


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