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Inter Milan, ‘Surprise UCL Finals’ after 13 years, ‘Congratulations’ coach Klinsman was expecting

Inter Milan advanced to the European Champions League final after 13 years.

Inter Milan won 메이저놀이터the 2022-2023 season European Champions League semifinal second leg 1-0 against AC Milan, which took place in Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy on the 17th (hereinafter Korean time). Inter Milan, who won 2-0 in the first leg, succeeded in advancing to the final with a total score of 3-0 in the first and second leg. Inter Milan, who won all the league matches, Super Cup and Champions League matches against AC Milan this season, continued their 4th consecutive win in the Milan derby by winning until this day.

Inter Milan reached the final of the European Champions League for the first time in 13 years since 2010. Inter Milan won the European Champions League final in the 2009-2010 season by beating Bayern Munich (Germany) 2-0. At that time, the command tower was the current AS Roma coach Jose Mourinho, and the main players in the championship were Diego Milito, Javier Zanetti, and Wesley Sneijder. Zanetti is currently Vice President of Inter Milan. Inter Milan had the best year ever, winning the treble at the time. This is the sixth time Inter have reached the Champions League final, after 1964, 1965, 1967, 1972 and 2010. It was in 1964, 1965, and 2010 that the ‘Big Year (winning trophy)’ was lifted. It has been six years since Juventus (runner-up) in 2017 as a Serie A team.

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In the 29th minute of the second half, Lautaro Martinez scored the winning goal for Inter Milan. Lautaro, assisted by Romelu Lukaku, kicked in with his left foot. It hit the goalkeeper’s hand and was sucked into the goal. Martinez was named the official POM (Player of the Match) after the match. Inter Milan reached the final stage with stable game management from beginning to end. In an interview with Mediaset, Inter Milan coach Inzaghi said, “I am very happy. I am happy to win this Milan derby. I will be watching the Manchester City-Real Madrid match tomorrow with interest. I prefer who I want to face in the final. there is no,” he said.

There is a ‘chukjalal’ that predicted Inter Milan’s finals. Jurgen Klinsmann is the current coach of the A national team. Coach Klinsman, who played for Inter Milan during his active career, predicted Inter Milan’s good performance three months ago. Klinsmann played for Inter Milan from 1989 to 1992. At the time, director Klinsmann and Lothar Matheus-Jurgen Kohler formed ‘The Germanic Three’. “I like the tactics of Inter Milan, but it will be difficult to catch up with Napoli,” he said in an interview with Italy’s Apericalcio. “But there will be hope in the European Champions League.” Coach Klinsmann said, “Inter Milan’s players are very good. They have shown that they can compete with the best teams in Europe. I think Inter Milan can do well. I think Inter Milan can go at least to the semi-finals. I think Milan can go that high.”

Director Klinsman’s prophecy has become a reality. Even at the time of his remarks, there were many voices that dismissed it as ‘lip service’ towards the ‘parent team’. However, Inter Milan defeated Benfica to advance to the semifinals, and then beat AC Milan to reach the final. Inter Milan play the final against the winners of Manchester City and Real Madrid. The second leg of the semi-final between Man City and Real Madrid will take place at Man City’s home on the 18th. The first leg between the two teams ended 1-1. The opponent is very strong, but with the performance he has shown so far, he can dream of surprises.

This season’s European Champions League final will be held on 11 June in Turkiye Istanbul.

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