Tomorrow the Nerazzurri have a date with destiny as they face their eternal rivals in the semi-finals of Europe’s premier club competition. Derby della Madonnina is always the biggest game of the season, but this epic Champions League showdown is one of the most important clashes in the fixture’s history. Both Calcio giants are coming into this game after beating their Roman opposition on the weekend. They have reached the semi-finals after more than a decade and will be keen to go all the way.
This will be the fourth derby of the season, as both had one league victory a piece. But Inter won the Supercoppa Italiana final and will be hoping to continue with their form in the cup competitions. But the Rossoneri have a better history in the Champions League. While Inter have picked up momentum at the right time, and will hope Inzaghi’s knockout tactics work wonders again.
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The Nerazzurri are on a five-match winning streak and have scored 15 goals in this run while conceding only once. Moreover, the Lu-La duo is clicking again, and could be vital for the most important game of the season. The Belgian striker has six goal contributions in the last three games that he started. While D’Ambrosio returns to the squad after recovering from his muscular problem.
Rafael Leao’s injury against Lazio could keep him out of the first leg. It will be a big loss for the Rossoneri, as Leao has been their best player throughout the season. Also, Inter will feel confident in going forward without the threat of Leao on the counter. However, Theo Hernandez scored possibly the goal of the season against Lazio, and his match-up against Dumfries will be one to look out for.
With the absence of Leao, an in-form Inter should edge past their city rivals.
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