Internazionale – AC Milan: Milan Made To Pay For A Shocking Lack Of Endeavour (1-0)

Europe's attention turned to San Siro for the second time in the week, as the second leg of the Champions League semifinal between Inter and Milan headlined Tuesday night's action. The designated hosts were in a commanding position having come away with a two goal lead from the first leg, which enabled them to comfortably secure progression to their first Champions League final since 2010.

Tactical analysis and match report by Neel Shelat.

Between the two legs, Milan made things tougher for themselves by going to relegation-threatened Spezia and suffering a two-goal defeat despite fielding a strong lineup, so their chances of finishing in the top four took a hit. Inter, meanwhile, beat Sassuolo 4-2 with a heavily rotated side and moved up to third as a result.

Inter made no changes to their lineup from the first leg - unsurprisingly so too given how well that match went for them. So, it was André Onana in goal behind center-backs Matteo Darmian, Francisco Acerbi and Alessandro Bastoni, whilst Denzel Dumfries and Federico Dimarco started on the wings. Nicolò Barella, Hakan Çalhanoğlu and Henrikh Mkhitaryan made up the midfield behind the two strikers - Lautaro Martínez and Edin Džeko.

Milan made three changes to their side from that match, the first of which saw Malick Thiaw drafted into the defense where he joined Davide Calabria, Fikayo Tomori and Theo Hernández ahead of goalkeeper Mike Maignan. Sandro Tonali, Rade Krunić and Brahim Díaz all started again in midfield . . .

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