The Madonna derby between AC Milan and Inter Milan turned in favor of the “visitors”, with a victory (2-0) in the semi-final first leg of the Champions League, this Wednesday, May 10.
Neck and neck in the Italian championship, AC Milan and Inter Milan were opposed in this second semi-final first leg of the Champions League, this Wednesday, May 10. But the duel was quickly cut short, with an easy victory for Inter Milan against their rival (0-2), thanks to goals from Edin Dzeko and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
A meeting folded in a few minutes
In a San Siro stadium in turmoil and in favor of the Rossoneri of AC Milan, the hosts were however quickly disillusioned with a premature opening of the score of the Nerazzuri of Inter Milan, signed Edin Dzeko (8th, 0-1). Stunned, the hosts of the meeting will quickly concede a second goal from their Lombard rival through Henrikh Mkhitaryan (11th, 0-2). The Madonna derby almost turned into a demonstration half an hour into the game, with a penalty awarded, then finally canceled for a simulation.
Mkhitaryan already scores the 2nd goal for Inter!
– CANAL+ Foot (@CanalplusFoot) May 10, 2023
Two Madonna derbies in one week
Back from the locker room, the situation improved slightly for the AC Milan of Mike Maignan, Olivier Giroud and Théo Hernandez: victims of the pressing in the first period, the Rossoneri were able to prove dangerous against the Interists during the second half, with several chances that lacked precision. For their part, the players of Inter Milan, guided by Simone Inzaghi, agreed to suffer the game, attempting counterattacks on the rare weak times of AC Milan.
Winners of this first leg between the two Lombard clubs, the Nerazzuri of Inter Milan take a good option on qualifying for the Champions League final. A final they have not played since 2010, the year of their last coronation. But before reaching Istanbul and the final of the C1, Inter Milan will have to receive AC Milan in a second derby of the Madonna, on Tuesday May 16, in the same enclosure of San Siro, or Giuseppe Meazza like the tifosi of Inter Milan call him.
The winner of this semi-final will face the winner of the duel between Real Madrid and Manchester City, who left on a parity score in the first leg (1-1).