Inter football players are the first finalists of the Champions League. In the return match of the semi-finals, the Neroazzuri were better than their city rival Milan and with two victories deservedly earned the right to fight for the title of European club champion next month.
The return match at the “Giuseppe Meazza” stadium ended with a score of 1:0. That only goal was scored by Lautaro Martinez in the 73rd minute.
Simone Inzaghi’s team went to the final with a total score of 3:0 (2:0. 1:0).
It is the first final for Inter since 2010, when the Nerazzurri under the leadership of Jose Mourinho (played by Dejan Stanković) won the Champions League by defeating Bayern.
The first half was played better by the “home” Inter, and the biggest culprits for the lack of goals were the goalkeepers of both teams: Andre Onana reacted perfectly in the situation when Brahim Diaz shot, while Mike Manjan managed to stop Edin Jack’s attempt.
In that period of the game, the recovered Rossoneri goal scorer Rafael Leao fought for a good chance, but after his penetration and shot, the ball went past the right post. In the first 45 minutes, the players of Inter, Barella, Lautaro Martínez were also imprecise in several situations…
Statistically speaking, both teams had only one shot on goal in the first 45 minutes.
There was even less excitement in the second half. The players of Inter completely deadened the game, while the Rossoneri did not manage to seriously threaten the goalkeeper Onana.
Inter took the lead from practically the only chance, which the players of both teams created in the rest of the match: Lukaku passed the ball to Lautaro Martinez, the Argentinian checked Menjano diagonally from the left side to the great joy of the Inter fans – 1:0.
In the final, Inter will play against the better of the two matches between Real and Manchester City. In the first duel in Madrid, it was tied 1:1. They will play the second leg on Wednesday at 9 p.m.
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— Inter (@Inter) May 16, 2023