Pioli has confirmed that Leao may return to AC Milan in the 2nd leg of the Champions League semi-finals.
Inter Milan on their way to reach Champions League final after leading by two goals in semi-final draws against their local rivals Milan.
A strong halftime performance gave Simone Inzaghi’s side the advantage. Goals by Edin Dzeko and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. With both teams playing their home games at San Siro, tonight’s match is almost a replica of the first game. The difference is that most of the crowd at San Siro will be Inter fans as they are the designated home tonight.
Judging by their performance in the first game, AC Milan has some serious work to do. Although they improved in the second half, Milan could not pose a threat in front of the goal all evening and cannot afford to be so extravagant tonight as they need to close a two-goal gap.
Stefano Pioli will be very pleased with his return. Raphael Leo. The forward has been fit to play after recovering from his injury and will need to play a key role for his team to reach the European showcase.
Follow all the action as Inter and Milan face off in the Champions League semi-finals:
Facing fans and using AC Milan, returning star bids to reverse history
Faced with their own ultras, Milan We’ve had one problem after another in the formation of Tuesday’s monumental return leg, but one problem has been going on for much longer. It is also very urgent because it is precisely the counter-challenge. internazionale.
Milan may be the second most successful club Champions League History played in their first European Cup season in 1955–56, but this outstanding record has not seen them return more than one goal after the first game’s elimination. There’s nothing really to inspire all these great victories and these greatest games against their biggest rivals.
This may seem a little superficial, but the profound potential impact should not be overlooked. For the best example of how it works, just look at last season and this year’s last possible competitor. Real Madrid are European champions in large part because their stadium has seen so many great comebacks and it has nurtured that belief within the team and the aura around it.
Mike JonesMay 16, 2023 18:53
Inter vs Milan
Inter won 18 of the 19 Uefa match draws, with an ‘away’ win in the first match.
Last time they were selected to the away team at San Siro they beat Milan 2-0 so they will be sure to confirm their place in Istanbul for the final.
Mike Jones16 May 2023 18:48
Inter – AC Milan team change
Simone Inzaghi appointed an unchanging Inter team to the team that beat Milan 2-0 in the first leg. Most of the first team will be well rested, as only Francesco Acerbi, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Federico Dimarco started Inter’s Serie A match against Sassuolo this weekend.
Meanwhile, Stefano Piolo has made three changes to the Milan side that are lined up for the first game. Simon Kjaer, Ismael Bennacer and Alexis Saelemaekers are out of the game with the introduction of Malick Thiaw, Junior Messias and Rafael Leao.
Mike JonesMay 16, 2023 18:44
Inter Milan – AC Milan squad
Inter XI: Onana; Darmian, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Martinez, Dzeko
AC Milan XI: Maignan; Calabria, Thiaw, Tomori, Hernandez; Messias, Tonali, Krunic; Giroud, Diaz, Leo
Mike JonesMay 16, 2023 18:39
Pioli on the importance of scoring first
Milan coach Stefano Pioli has revealed how he wants his team to play tonight. said:
We have to be balanced, compact and play like a team that can beat our opponents. We know how important the first goal will be: no matter what minute it is scored.
“We started talking about this game on Sunday morning. We have one chance and we have to play this game with an extraordinary attitude.”
Mike Jones16 May 2023 18:35
UEFA denies Istanbul’s claim that it doubts it will be the Champions League final host after the election
UEFA He insisted that the Champions League final would be played on Friday. IstanbulHe responded to a newspaper report claiming that the European football organization is investigating Lisbon as a backup option in the event of turmoil in Turkey after the elections this weekend.
Türkiye president Recep Tayyip Erdogan He is in a close race to extend his 20-year rule of power. He seeks a third term in Sunday’s election.
London’s Daily Mail claimed that UEFA was taking an “informal approach” to the Portuguese football federation, in case any post-election confusion would cast doubt on Istanbul’s hosting of the June 10 final.
Mike Jones16 May 2023 18:30
Champions League final
Istanbul Atatürk Olympic Stadium will host the Champions League final on Saturday, June 10th. Whoever wins the Inter or AC Milan draw tonight will be the designated away team against Real Madrid or Manchester City.
The winners will qualify for the 2023/24 Champions League group stage if they fail to qualify in local competitions.
Mike Jones16 May 2023 18:25
Inzaghi dreams of Champions League final
Inter coach Simone Inzaghi talked about how her team dreams of reaching the Champions League final during the preparations for tonight’s match.
“This is one of the most important matches in Inter history,” he said. “We have to play with our minds and hearts to fulfill our dream of reaching the final.
“The first game was 2-0 but Milan have always been tough and have great players.”
Mike JonesMay 16, 2023, 18:20
Inter vs Milan match prediction
A draw is all it takes to get Inter to progress to the final and they will use the two predetermined goal bands to keep Milan quiet for most of the game.
Inter 1-1 Milan (3-1 total)
Mike Jones16 May 2023 18:15
Inter – AC Milan predicted squads
Inter 11: Onana; Darmian, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Dzeko, Martinez.
Milan 11: Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Kjær, Theo Hernández; Tonali, Krunic; Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz, Leao; giroud
Mike JonesMay 16, 2023, 18:10