Inter Milan advanced to the Champions League final with a 3-0 aggregate victory over AC Milan. Thanks to Lautaro Martinez’s goal in the second leg at the San Siro.
Three-time champions Inter will now meet either Real Madrid or Manchester City in the final on June 10 in Istanbul. They made it to the first final appearance since 2010. Inter defeated Bayern Munich to win the Championship Title in 2010.
Martinez completed their advancement in the 74th minute, beating AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan with an angled finish at a boisterous San Siro, with Inter the designated home team at the stadium they share with their rivals, having won 2-0 as the away team in the first leg last week.
AC Milan had some promising moments in the first half, with Brahim Diaz and the returning Rafael Leao missing their finest chances, but failed to even manage a shot on target in a one-sided second half as Simone Inzaghi’s team cruised to victory.
Inter Milan vs AC Milan: Match Summary
AC Milan’s aim had become unachievable by the time the renowned escapologist appeared. Divock Origi has led one Champions League semi-final comeback from 3-0 down. But not in 14 minutes, and certainly not against Inter Milan. This time, he was an afterthought, his arrival overshadowed by Lautaro Martinez’s goal, which propelled Internazionale to Istanbul and placed the Nerazzurri 90 minutes away from a Champions League win that almost seems banned these days.
Inter are European royalty – just the fourth club in history to win its main club championship. Their very name alludes to their international identity. But the sort of aristocracy whose brand of fading grandeur may make them look anachronisms in a world of fresh money and vaunting ambition.
Signing up for the European Super League seemed like a desperate attempt to relive glory days. Instead, it may happen in a far more admirable way. The old guard with the same recipe might return Serie A to the top of the European game for the first time since Inter won the Champions League in 2010.