At 3 o'clock in the morning on May 11th, Malaysia time, the Milan Derby will be staged in the semi-finals of the Champions League. In the first round, AC Milan will play at home against Inter Milan. Over the years, the two sides have only met 4 times in the Champions League. The last time the two sides faced off in the Champions League dates back to 2005. Eighteen years later, the two sides met in the semi-finals and competed for a place in the final. Who can regain the former glory?
The two sides have a certain degree of similarity in the schedule. Last weekend, AC Milan and Inter Milan defeated Lazio and Roma 2-0 respectively, and the physical consumption is almost the same. However, as far as the lineup is concerned, the absence of AC Milan's frontcourt core Leo due to injury has a considerable impact on the team. You know, he contributed 13 goals and 10 assists in all competitions this season. Losing him is equivalent to losing a sharp edge that can tear apart the opponent's defense.
One goes up and the other goes up, and Inter Milan's recent defense performance has become better and better, with 4 clean sheets in the last 5 games. The tacit understanding on the offensive end has also improved a lot. Lukaku and Martinez have a lot of connections, and DiMarco is also sending ammunition wildly. However, AC Milan's home court advantage is unquestionable. Both sides have a veteran who can calm the audience. I believe there will be a wonderful derby.
The two sides have faced each other three times this season, among which AC Milan has won 1 and lost 1 in the league, and AC Milan 0-3 Inter Milan in the Italian Super Cup. It is worth noting that the Spanish referee Gil Manzano will serve as the referee for this campaign. He whistled for AC Milan's games three times, and Milan has been unbeaten in three games. It is worth noting that AC Milan got a penalty in these 3 key battles.