In a highly anticipated Champions League semi-final second leg, Inter and Milan clashed at the San Siro, delivering an intense and gripping match. Here’s a breakdown of the key moments as Inter won 1-0 on the night and 3-0 on aggregate.
Milan started the game with a sense of urgency, as expected from a team trailing by two goals in a semi-final tie. They applied pressure on Inter, creating several opportunities in the opening minutes. However, their efforts were in vain as Brahim Díaz missed a golden chance to reduce the deficit.
Gradually, Inter weathered Milan’s early storm and regained control of the match. Utilizing their physical advantage, they engaged in a battle of attrition that continued past the half-hour mark.
Rafael Leão, initially finding it challenging to find his rhythm, came close to giving Milan the lead just before halftime, but his shot narrowly missed the target.
In the second half, Inter adopted a deliberate approach, deliberately slowing down the pace and disrupting Milan’s play whenever possible.
The tie was ultimately settled in the final 20 minutes, with Lautaro Martínez scoring from a difficult angle. This goal not only sealed the victory for Inter but also propelled them to the club’s first Champions League final since the 2009/10 season.