Inter Milan Vs AC Milan: UCL Semi-final 2nd leg Match Preview
Inter Milan and AC Milan will go head to head in the UEFA Champions League Semi-final 2nd-leg match. SPORTSRATION presents a preview of the Milan derby.
FIRST LEG RESULT
Edin Dzeko and Mhkihtaryan shot Inter to a 0-2 1st-leg victory in the first leg decided last week. As we go into the return leg, It is Inter Milan who have a 2-0 aggregate lead.
The UEFA Champions League Semi-final 2nd leg match between Inter Milan and AC Milan will take place at the San Siro.
Kick-off is 8pm.
BROTHERS AT WAR
A game between the biggest clubs in Milan, Inter and AC Milan share the same Stadium and so will enjoy equal measure of support when hostilities begin for a place in the final of this seasons UEFA Champions League.
AC Milan will have it all to do in this match while Inter Milan will set-up to at least keep the aggregate advantage from the first leg.
Both teams have won the UEFA Champions League title a combined ten times. The last time Milan tasted Champions League glory was in 2010 when Jose Mourinho led the Nerazzurri to the title in 2010.
Two Brothers at war. One thing is certain, a Milan based team will be in the final vs Real Madrid or Manchester City who face-off in the other semi-final.
Inter Milan: Simeone Inzaghi did rotate his starting XI for the Serie A win over the weekend and so will have his strongest XI ready for the game on Tuesday night.
Under Inzaghi, Inter has used the 3-5-2 formation under Inzaghi and are unlikely to change tactics at this stage of the season.
Andre Onana should start in goal with Matteo Darmian, Francesco Acerbi, and Alessandro Bastoni in a 3-man defence. Denzel Dumfries will start out wide on the right wing, with the impressive Federico Dimarco occupying the left flank.
In Midfield, Hakan Calhanoglu should hold the fort in central midfield with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Nicolo Barella.
Romelu Lukaku has rediscovered his goal-scoring form but expect Inzaghi to start with Lautoro Martinez and Edin Dzeko in attack.
Predicted Lineup (3-5-2): Onana; Darmian, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Martinez, Dzeko
AC MILAN: Stephan Pioli`s men have struggled without star man Rafael Leao who has been out with injury.
In his absence Milan’s frontline has felt the void and struggled to break opposition defences . Against Inter Milan on Tuesday night, Rafael Leao is not yet certain to play.
Pioli is unlikely to deviate from the 4-2-3-1 system with French forward Olivier Giroud the man on whose shoulder their hope for goals to inspire a comeback rests.
Possible Lineup (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Kjaer, Hernandez; Tonali, Pobega; Diaz, Krunic, Saelemaekers; Giroud