Inter Milan vs AC Milan, the two eternal rivals of Milan will face off at the San Siro in the first match-up of the Champions League semis. Milan has a nine-game unbeaten streak, while Inter have won five of their last six matches. Both clubs have won ten UCL titles, but in recent years the Italian giants struggled.
AC Milan is the reigning champion of Italy. They have dropped significantly in the Serie A, and are currently ranked fifth. Napoli won the title by a few matches. They have had a difficult run in the Champions League, beating Tottenham and League leaders. They have focused on the European prize, which is what defines their position across all competitions.
Inter Milan is currently the fourth-placed team in the league. The team has been excellent in recent matches, with their striker Lautaro Martin among the top scorers of the league. The Nerrazzuris had a relatively easy draw, beating Porto and Benfica in order to reach the semifinals.
AC Milan and Inter Milan are in the Champions League
The two teams have met four time, with Milan winning all four matches and drawing the other two. The Rossoneris have a long history in this competition, being the team with the second-most tiles behind Real Madrid. The team has been trophy-less in recent years due to a decline. However, the emergence Stefano Pioli helped them win the Serie A and hope to add more. AC Milan’s last European success was in 2007.
Inter Milan has won the UEFA Champions League 3 times. The last time, Inter completed an unprecedented Italian treble by winning the Coppa italia and Scudetto. Inter Milan, the only Italian club to have won the UEFA Champions League Trophy in 2009-10 after beating Bayern Munich. The same rivals won the Supercoppa italiana against them this season and they are looking to win more.
The head coach will be encouraged to use a similar starting lineup for the upcoming match after AC Milan defeated Napoli, the league leaders in the UCL semi-finals. Inter will not leave out the no.9, who is a clinical presence at the goal. Each player has won previous matches against high-class opponents and is in a good mood.
AC Milan’s predicted XI: Mike Maignan (captain), Davide Calabria (midfielder), Fikayo Toori (midfielder), Simon Kjaer Theo Hernandez Sandro Tonali Rade Krunic Alexe Saelemaekers Ismail Bennacer Brahim Diaz Olivier Giroud
Inter Milan predicted XI: Andre Onana, Matteo Darmian, Francesco Acerbi, Alessandro Bastoni, Denzel Dumfries, Nicollo Barella, Hakan Calhanoglu, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Federico Dimarco, Lautaro Martinez, Romelu Lukaku.
What and where to watch?
The match will be played at 10.00 PM GMT, 5:00 AM EST and 11.00 am PST. The following are the locations where you can watch the match
UK BT Sport 1 & BT Sport Ultimate. The live stream is also available in the BT Sport App.
India: Sony Liv