The two big men of Milan have done well in the Champions League this season to meet in the semi-finals, the green half is the side that has the advantage.
Inter Milan: Onana; Darmian, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Martinez, Dzeko.
AC Milan: Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Kjaer, Hernandez; Tonali, Pobega; Diaz, Leao, Saelemaekers; Giroud.
Inter Milan: After resting a number of players in Serie A, Inter coach Simone Inzaghi will recall Lautaro Martinez, Denzel Dumfries and Andre Onana in the match against Milan. Only Milan Skriniar and Dalbert are certain to miss out through injury, although Joaquin Correa was also injured on Saturday and could be sidelined. It remains to be seen whether Inzaghi will choose Edin Dzeko or Romelu Lukaku as attacking partners for Martinez.
AC Milan: Meanwhile, Milan are facing a long list of absences, as Junior Messias, Rade Krunic and Ismael Bennacer – who have now finished the season due to injury – have joined Rafael Leao to miss the trip. Go to Spezia. Old General Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues to sit out.
The Rossoneri’s hopes of reaching the final may depend on Leao’s readiness, he is expectedto recover in time for this match; Alexis Saelemaekers is likely to play next to the Portuguese striker.
Olivier Giroud returns to the starting line-up, meaning Divock Origi is on the bench, while captain Davide Calabria will replace Pierre Kalulu at right-back.
Inter extended their winning streak to seven in a 4-2 win over Sassuolo at the weekend. The Nerazzurri also holds the advantage from the first leg with a 2-0 win last week, when Edin Dzeko and Henrikh Mkhitaryan early scored to help the Nerazzurri eat white. Simone Inzaghi’s side have now beaten the Rossoneri three times this season, following victories in Serie A and Supercoppa Italiana.
In stark contrast to the number of 11 losses in the league this season – Inter have yet to lose any matches in the C1 knockout stage; kept a clean sheet 4 out of 5 games. They are only 90 minutes away from their first final since 2010.
In contrast, AC Milan entered the derby with only 1 win in the last 5 matches. The 0-2 loss to Spezia, who are threatened with relegation, means that they have not been able to win 7 of the last 8 matches they have as a guest.
Throughout the history of the Champions League, only 1 team that lost the first leg of the semi-final with a difference of 2 goals or more could come back, that is Liverpool’s victory over Barcelona in 2019. Stefano Pioli’s army is on a mission. really tough job. Milan striker Divock Origi scored twice in that historic match, but he was no longer a super-sub after leaving Liverpool. After losing Serie A, hopes of a first European title since 2007 are now very slim for Milan.
Predict the score: Inter 3-1 Milan (according to Whoscored).