Inter Milan win the right to a new derby

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Despite a draw conceded Wednesday night at home to Benfica (3-3), the Nerazzurri will find neighbors AC Milan in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

The risk of attending another Milan derby this season was high. The day after the qualification of AC Milan against Napoli (1-1)Inter was the favorite in turn to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League, opposed Wednesday evening to Benfica.

With a two-goal lead conquered in the quarter-final first leg 8 days earlier in Lisbon (2-0 victory), the Nerazzurri did not fear much at the kick-off given to Giuseppe-Meazza.

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The equalization of the head signed Aursnes (1-1, 38th), responding to the opening of the score of a Barella (1-0, 14e) already a scorer in the first leg, did not have the effect of shaking the foundations of the Lombard house.

In less than a quarter of an hour, Martinez (2-1, 65e) and Correa (3-1, 78e) killed the suspense, which perhaps allowed Benfica to afford a last stand. Lisbon still scored nicely with a header, by Antonio Silva, (3-2, 86e), before equalizing after additional time thanks to Musa (3-3, 90e+4).

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Simone Inzaghi and her players have an appointment with their rivals and neighbors AC Milan on May 9 or 10 to enter the final, which would be a first for the Lombard club since 2010. That year, the Inter by José Mourinho had achieved the Cup-Championship-Champions League treble.

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