European night to Grace Milan for the Champions League semi-finals
Both the Milan clubs AC Milan and Inter Milan have qualified for the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
San Siro Stadium to Host Champions League Semi-Finals After 13 Years.
Historic San Siro stadium is all set to host the semi-finals of the Champions League. San Siro will host a Champions League semi-finals after thirteen-long years. San Siro last hosted a Champions League semi-finals in the 2009-10 season when AC Milan qualified for the finals of the Champions League.
Champions League Semi-Finals: Real Madrid vs Manchester City & the Historic Milan Derby.
The first semi-finals will be played between Real Madrid and Manchester City. The second Champions League semi-final will be a historic ' Derby de Milano' where two clubs of the city of Milan will square off against each other.
This is for the first time in ten years that an Italian club has been featured in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League. The Milan Derby is considered one of the oldest and greatest rivalries in the history of football. In the 90s when football was worshipped in Italy, some of the best players in the world played for Inter Milan and AC Milan. Generational greats like Ronaldinho, Adriano, David Beckham, Roberto Carlos, Andrea Pirlo, Gattuso, Ronaldo Nazario, Kaka, and Maldini have been part of this historic Milan derby. One of the crucial players of this derby is Zlatan Ibrahimovic who smeared both the red and blue colors of the city.
Italian Football's Resurgence: AC Milan and Inter Milan Qualify for Champions League Semi-Finals.
AC Milan and Inter Milan qualifying for the semi-finals of the Champions League is a sign of the return of Italian football to the pinnacle of Europe. AC Milan played their country rivals Napoli in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. In the first leg, AC Milan took the lead by defeating the Serie A table-toppers Napoli by one goal, and in the second leg, the game ended in a 1-1 draw resulting in the red club of Milan advancing to the knockouts of the European Competition.
Meanwhile, the blue side of Milan, Internazionale popularly known as Inter Milan played the Portuguese giants Benfica. In the first leg, the club from Milan secured a two-goal victory against their Portuguese counterparts. The second leg ended with an enthralling 3-3 draw resulting in the aggregate score of 5-3 resulting in Inter Milan making its grand entry to the knockouts of the royal Europen competition.
Rafael Leo has been phenomenal for AC Milan in the European Competition. For Inter Milan, Lautaro Martinez who's been a serial goal-scorer has been consistently bagging goals for Inter Milan. Oliver Giroud, the French talisman is very crucial for AC Milan as he is used to playing these high-octane knockout games at the club as well as at the International level.
One thing is confirmed one of the Milan clubs will be in the finals of this season's European Competition. Both AC Milan and Inter Milan are clubs with rich histories not only at the domestic level but also at the continental level. This historic Milan derby will be played over two legs. Since both the teams share the same home ground there's no question of having a home advantage as well. This game will end in favor of AC Milan qualifying for the finals of the Champions League.