Inter Milan wins in Derby della Madonnina
The Derby della Madonnina got off to a blistering start as Inter Milan took an early lead in the 8th minute when Edin Džeko scored a superb goal, assisted by Hakan Çalhanoğlu. The Bosnian striker found himself in space inside the box and calmly slotted the ball into the top right corner of the net, leaving AC Milan's goalkeeper, Maignan, with no chance.
AC Milan tried to respond quickly, but Inter Milan's defence held strong, preventing any significant threat. The Rossoneri suffered a significant setback in the 11th minute when Henrikh Mkhitaryan doubled Inter's lead. The Armenian forward found the back of the net after a swift counter-attack, with Federico Dimarco providing the assist.
From then on, Inter Milan maintained a firm grip on the match, controlling the midfield and limiting AC Milan's attacking opportunities. The Rossoneri had a couple of chances to get back into the match, but they failed to convert any of them. Inter Milan's solid defensive display was one of the key factors in their victory. The backline, consisting of Matteo Darmian, Francesco Acerbi, and Alessandro Bastoni, put in an impressive performance, keeping AC Milan's attackers at bay.
The second half of the match saw AC Milan try to mount a comeback, but their efforts proved to be in vain. Inter Milan continued to dominate the midfield and defend resolutely, ensuring that AC Milan's attacks were easily dealt with. The match ended 0-2 in favour of Inter Milan, giving them a significant advantage heading into the second leg of the semi-final. The Nerazzurri will look to finish the job at their home ground, while AC Milan will need to produce a remarkable performance to overturn the deficit and progress to the final.
Champions League final
Overall, it was a highly entertaining match, with Inter Milan emerging as deserved winners. They showcased their quality in all areas of the pitch, and their fans will be hoping that they can replicate this performance in the second leg and secure a place in the final of the Champions League. Tickets for the Champions League final can be booked in advance! Inter fans will feel more confident to book their tickets than AC fans.