Inter beɑt Milan 1-0, thereby entering the Champions League final with a total score of 3-0 after two semi-finals.
In the second leg, Milan welcomed the return of Rafael Leao. Immediately after the opening whistle, the former Serie A champion flooded in with the intention of a pre-emptive ɑttack. However, in front of them is the club that owns the most impressive defense in the Champions League this season.
Leao’s ability to break through and attract people makes Milan’s offensιve front much brighter than the first leg. “Rossoneri” had 2 better opportunities to close the gap with their city rival but could not take advantage.
In the 11th minute, Brahim Diaz finished in an unmarked position but was excellently saved by Andre Onana. In the 37th minute, Leao approached the Inter goal. The away team’s fans held their heads in regret when the ball narrowly missed the post.
Leao is not in good form after recovering from injury.
In the opposite direction, Inter has a great advantage, so it plays slowly, promoting certainty. Although not holding many balls, “Nerazzurri” still made Milan fans restless with quick and decisive counterattacks. Only the talent of Mike Maignan helped the visitors escape defeat after Inter’s tenth opportunity to score in the 13th, 40th minutes.
At the end of the first half, Henrikh Mkhitaryan had to leave the field due to injury. At this point, Inter has more reason to continue playing lullabies.
As time passed, the host’s back and forth passes made Milan’s next door narrower. In the 74th minute, the fragile hope of the red and black striped army was officially extinguished after a decisive shot from a narrow angle by Lautaro Martinez. The first belongs to Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian provided an assist just eight minutes after coming on as a substitute for Edin Dzeko.
Lautaro quelled all criticism with his 24th goal in all competitions for Inter this season.
Milan took about 15 minutes to remove the honor, but what coach Stefano Pioli’s teachers and students did was just a round zero. Olivier Giroud disappeared, while Leao was also “locked” by Denzel Dumfries. Andre Onana continues to increase his record with his eighth clean sheet in the Champions League this season.
The match at Giuseppe Meazza ended with the utmost joy of Inter fans. For the first time since 2010, “Nerazzurri” has appeared in the European championship match. The opponent of coach Simone Inzaghi’s team in Istanbul on June 12 will be the winner in the match between Man City and Real Madrid.
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