‘UCL Semifinals’ Man City-R. Madrid 2 years in a row… Milan derby in 18 years
The European Football Federation Champions League (UCL) quarter-final draw, which is the stage of the stars, has been completed. Manchester City (England) and Real Madrid (Spain) met in the semifinals for the second year in a row, and Italy’s Inter Milan and AC Milan played the ‘Milan Derby’ on the UCL stage for the first time in 18 years.
Man City drew 1-1 in the 2022-2023 season 메이저놀이터UCL quarterfinal second leg against Bayern Munich held at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany on the 20th (Korean time). Manchester City, who won 3-0 in the first leg, succeeded in advancing to the semi-finals with a total of 4-1 in the first and second legs. 3 consecutive seasons advance to the semifinals.
The opponent in the quarterfinals is defending champion Real Madrid. This is the third time the two teams will face each other in the UCL semifinals. Last season, Manchester City won the first leg 4-3, but Real Madrid won the second leg 3-1 and advanced to the final with a final total of 6-5. In the 2015-2016 season, Real Madrid reached the final with a total of 1-0 in the first and second games. Real Madrid has a good memory of winning all the competitions that beat Man City in the semifinals, but Man City has to break the semifinal jinx with Real Madrid.
Manchester City scored the first goal on the day by monster striker Halan. Hollan missed a penalty kick in the 37th minute of the first half, but in the 12th minute of the second half he received a pass from Kevin Debrawiner and scored a goal past the opposing defender. Munich made up for one goal in the 38th minute of the second half with a penalty kick for Manuel Akanji’s handball foul, but could not turn the game around.
With the goal that day, Hollan scored his 12th UCL goal this season and led the scoring. Second place is Liverpool’s Muhammad Salah (8 goals), who was eliminated in the round of 16.
On the other side of the quarterfinals, the Italian Milan derby took place. Inter Milan drew 3-3 with Benfica in the second leg of the quarterfinals held at San Siro, Milan, Italy on the same day. Inter Milan, who won 2-0 in the first leg, advanced to the semi-finals with a final aggregate score of 5-3. It has been 13 years since the 2009-2010 season.
The opponent is AC Milan, who defeated Napoli the day before and advanced to the semifinals for the first time in 16 years. It is the first time in 18 years since the 2004-2005 season that the ‘Milan Brothers’ clash in the UCL. Attention is already focused on the confrontation between the two teams, which is considered the most fierce derby in the world. In the 2004-2005 season, AC Milan won both games in the quarterfinals, and in the semifinals of the 2002-2003 season, AC Milan reached the final with away goals and won the championship.
Inter Milan became the protagonist of the opening goal in both the first and second legs as Nicolo Varela succeeded in scoring in the 14th minute of the first half. Benfica’s hopes continued as Frederic Allsnes equalized in the 38th minute.
However, Inter Milan moved closer to the semi-finals with consecutive goals from Lautaro Martinez in the 20th minute and Joaquin Correa in the 33rd minute. Benfica avoided defeat with Antonio Silva in the 41st minute of the second half and Petar Musa scoring goals in the second half of extra time, but could not overcome the inferiority in the first leg.