IFFHS CONTINENTAL NEWS - UEFA
Picture : Captain Lautaro Martinez efficient and matchwinner !
Statistics on Champions’ League semi-final of 16 May (Inter vs Milan 1-0)
*Inter have advanced to the European Cup/Champions League final for the 6th time in their history, last doing so in 2010 (with 2-0 win vs Bayern).
*Simone Inzaghi is the 2nd Italian coach to lead Inter to the European Cup/Champions League final, after Giovanni Invernizzi in 1972.
*Inter are the only team for last 4 UCL seasons to reach the final after finishing their group as runners up; the last teams to do so were both finalists of 2018-19 campaign, Liverpool and Tottenham.
*For the first time Inter and Milan have played 5 competitive games in a season.
*For the 2nd time in the history, Inter beat Milan 4 times in the same season, after 1973-74.
*Inter will play 3 finals this season (including also the Italian SuperCup and the forthcoming Italian Cup final); their last such season was 2010-11 when they played 4 finals and won 3 trophies.
*Inter became the first team in the entire UCL history to reach the final despite starting the tournament with a loss at home (0-2 against Bayern on the first day of the group stage).
*Inter have reached the UCL final without losing in the round of 16, quarterfinals and semifinals; among Italian teams, only Juventus managed to do so (twice, in 2015 and 2017).
*Inter are the first team that reached the UCL final without conceding a single goal in the semi-finals since 2016 (Real Madrid, 0-0 and 1-0 vs Manchester City).
*Lautaro Martínez has scored his 8th goal against Milan in all competitions; against no other opponent he has scored more goals for Inter.
He scored in the derby in all the competitions in which he took part (Serie A, Coppa Italia, Italian Super Cup and Champions League).
*Since Lautaro Martínez joined Inter in 2018, no other player has scored more against Milan.
In the history of the Derby della Madonnina, only 2 players have scored for Inter more, Giuseppe Meazza (12) and István Nyers (11).
*It was 10th goal of Lautaro Martínez for Inter in UCL; he became 5th player to do so. Three of them are Argentine, Julio Cruz with 13 goals and Hernán Crespo with 11 (also Adriano with 14 and Samuel Eto'o with 10).
*Inter committed most fouls (37) in a Champions League match this season (surpassing Chelsea’s 33 fouls in the game vs Eintracht).