Inter Milan to get first leg edge

Inter Milan to get first leg edge

Inter Milan and their city rivals, AC Milan, meets for the first leg of their semi-finals match in the Champions League. Expect that both Milan and Inter will go all-out in this match, as their spot in the Finals is at stake. Inter sees the need to take the first leg win, as it gives them the advantage of going into the Finals. Milan on the other hand is not letting this to happen, as they are aiming for the same thing. Fortunately, both teams has a good momentum coming into this match. Inter and Milan are both from a 2-0 win during their previous match domestically in the Serie A. This meeting will be on May 11, 2023, at 3:00 AM (GMT+8), with both teams sharing the home soil.

As both teams play in the Serie A, meeting each other is no longer new for them, as they already have 235 meetings prior to this match. From those 235 meetings, Inter was able to record 87 wins, compared to the 79 victories of Milan. This season, these two teams have played three matches. From their last four matches in the European stage, Milan continues to be unbeaten against Inter. However, in their three meetings this season, although Milan won their first meeting, Inter was able to bounce back, and win their last two. With that, it is pretty obvious that Inter has a better momentum coming into this game. However, it may have a turn around of things, as they will meet in a European stage, where Milan is unbeaten.

Inter Milan

Champions League: Inter Milan
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In the league table, Inter is currently sitting at the fourth of the league table, as they were pretty impressive this season. In fact, Inter are finally back in form, which is just in-time for this important fixture. Additionally, they are currently in a five-match winning run, which gives them more confidence coming into this match. On their last game, they edged past AS Roma in a 2-0 win, adding to their winning run. This is not surprising though, as they have shown a marked improvement in their recent matches. Additionally, it seems like Inter really knows how playing at home works for their advantage. They are looking to build on their amazing record in Derby della Madonnina in order to win this series. Romelu Lukaku is expected to lead Inter in this match, as he have been outstanding in their recent matches.

Lautaro Martinez, Edin Dzeko, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are all expected to return in the starters for this match. Milan Skriniar on the other hand joined Robin Gosens on the sidelines because of their own injuries. Moreover, Danilo D’Ambrosio is expected to return to the squad, after recovering from a muscular problem.

AC Milan

Champions League: AC Milan
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Milan on the other hand failed to be at their best this season, which is why they are still fortunate to be at the fifth in the Serie A. Although they failed to be at their best this season, they are still able to qualify for the Final four. It is not surprising though, as their resiliency have been their key for a longer run in the European stage. In fact, they only conceded once in their last four games. Milan is actually hungry for the title, as they last taste triumph in the Champions League during the 2007 season. They have the momentum coming into this match, as they are from a 2-0 win against Lazio. This win gives them the confidence that they can take the first leg victory. Milan is a capable team, however, they need to show improvements if they want to stand a chance in this match.

Refael Leao is questionable in this match, after ending early in the first half of their last match due to a muscular injury. Tommaso Pobega, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the other hand, are both absentees in this match, due to their injuries.


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