June 3, 2023

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INTER 1-0 AC MILAN (3-0 ON AGGREGATE) – LAUTARO MARTINEZ ADDS FINAL FLOURISH AS INTER REACH CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL

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Lautaro Martinez of FC Internazionale celebrates while standing on the advertisement board after scoring the team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg match between FC Internazionale and AC Milan at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

Inter Milan are into the Champions League final after Lautaro Martinez’s goal secured a 1-0 win over AC Milan and a 3-0 aggregate victory at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.With the onus on Milan to attack, the first half was their strongest of the tie, but they still could not break through the stubborn Inter backline.Brahim Diaz squandered their best chance when he received a cutback unmarked and 12 yards from goal, but his tame effort was brilliantly saved by Andre Onana. The goalkeeper should never have been given a chance to make a stop, no matter how impressive.

The fit-again Rafael Leao also come close, but shot narrowly wide after reminding everyone what Milan missed in the first leg with a surging run.Inter took what little sting there was out of the match following the break and put the end result beyond doubt on 74 minutes, when Martinez played a one-two with Romelu Lukaku and crashed in a near-post shot.Mike Maignan, impressive throughout the tie, denied Martinez and Lukaku late on to stop it becoming a rout, but that nor a flurry of yellow cards could take the gloss off a wonderful night for Inter.

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