Inter Milan secured a place in the Champions League semi-finals against their arch-rivals AC Milan after drawing with Benfica at a lively San Siro stadium. Despite holding a 2-0 lead from the first leg in Lisbon, Inter increased their aggregate lead through goals from Nicolo Barella and Fredrik Aursnes, before Argentina’s Lautaro Martinez and Joaquin Correa scored to make it 5-1 on aggregate. Benfica managed to score two late goals, but it was not enough to stop Inter from advancing to the semi-finals. This will be the first time Inter will compete in the semi-finals since winning the competition in 2010 under Jose Mourinho, and Simone Inzaghi’s side can now look forward to facing AC Milan in two exciting matches.
Inter Milan defeated Benfica to advance to the Champions League semi-finals, where they will face their arch-rivals AC Milan. Despite being held to a draw at the San Siro, Inter secured their place in the last four with a 5-2 aggregate win over the Portuguese side. Lautaro Martinez and Joaquin Correa scored for Inter after Nicolo Barella’s stunning finish had given them the lead, while Fredrik Aursnes and Petar Musa scored for Benfica. Inter, who are coached by Simone Inzaghi, have not reached the semi-finals of the Champions League since 2010, when they won the tournament under Jose Mourinho.