On Wednesday, Inter Milan took a huge step towards the final of the 2022-23 Champions League, which will be played in Istanbul on June 10th, after defeating their eternal city rival Milan 0-2 in the first leg of the semifinals.
The black and blue team had a stellar start (and a catastrophic one for Milan), scoring two goals in the first 11 minutes, which ended up being the final result. Milan couldn’t turn the game around. The second leg will be played on May 16th at the same venue, San Siro, but with Inter as the home team.
Milan’s dream of fighting for their eighth Champions League title (after winning in 1962-63, 1968-69, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1993-94, 2002-03, and 2006-07, they are the club that has won it the second-most times after Real Madrid’s 14) started to unravel very quickly, but there is still the second leg of this exciting derby with a spot in the final on the line.
Inter (who have won the trophy three times, in 1963-64, 1964-65, and 2009-10) came onto the field with strength, speed, and confidence, being far superior to a Milan team without the injured Rafael Leao and with defensive errors. The team led by Simone Inzaghi not only showed much more accuracy in the first half than their eternal city rival, but also more determination and concentration.