AC Milan and Inter Milan will meet again in the knockout stages of the 2022/2023 Champions League, to be precise in the semifinals.
The Milan derby is set to take center stage once again as the two Italian giants, AC Milan and Inter Milan, are scheduled to face each other in the semifinals of the Champions League next season. This will be the first time that the two teams have met in the knockout stages of the competition since the 2004/2005 season, when AC Milan defeated Inter Milan in the quarterfinals.
Both teams have had a strong season so far, with AC Milan currently sitting in second place in Serie A, and Inter Milan not far behind in third place. They have also both performed well in the Champions League, with AC Milan topping their group and Inter Milan finishing second in theirs.
The two Milan clubs have a long and intense rivalry, with the Derby della Madonnina being one of the most highly anticipated fixtures in Italian football. Their previous encounters in the Champions League have been highly competitive and have produced some memorable moments, such as the famous 2003 final, which AC Milan won on penalties against Juventus.
The upcoming semifinal clash is expected to be just as intense, with both teams determined to progress to the final and lift the coveted trophy. AC Milan will be looking to reach the final for the first time since 2007, while Inter Milan will be hoping to win their first Champions League title since 2010.
The teams are evenly matched in terms of their squad strength and form, with both sides boasting some of the best players in the world. AC Milan have the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Theo Hernandez, and Franck Kessie in their ranks, while Inter Milan can count on Romelu Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez, and Nicolo Barella.
The semifinal tie promises to be a thrilling encounter, with both teams possessing attacking prowess and a strong defense. It will be interesting to see which team comes out on top in this historic clash between two of Italy’s most iconic football clubs.
The first leg of the semifinal is scheduled to take place in April 2023 at the San Siro, the shared home stadium of both Milan clubs. The second leg will be played a week later at the same venue. Fans around the world will be eagerly anticipating this clash, as the Milan derby takes center stage in the knockout stages of the Champions League once again.