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Post: Milan’s ecstasy with despair at Bayern and Chelsea: all about the Champions League quarter-finals


All participants of the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League 2022/23 season have been announced

RIA Novosti Sport summarizes the results of the quarter-final stage of the UEFA Champions League, which has just ended and deprived of the leaders of the Italian, German and Portuguese championships, and introduces its readers to the semi-finals. finalists.


Despite being far from the “creamy” La Liga leader “Barcelona”, the “royal club” in the international arena continues to tear. The current Champions League winner confidently beat Liverpool and then kicked Chelsea out of the tournament as if they didn’t break a sweat. The Londoners, who became the main spenders in the winter transfer window in two games, never upset Thibault Courtois as they conceded four goals from the Spaniards (twice 2:0). Where were the lauded Joao Felix and Mikhail Mudrik, where were Kai Havertz and Raheem Sterling looking? Mystery.

Frank Lampard has suffered four losses in four matches since his comeback… And Real Madrid is in their 11th semi-final in the last 13 seasons. Carlo Ancelotti’s team is just three games away from their 15th Champions League win.


The Italian champions had a hard time dealing with the upcoming Serie A winners from Napoli: 1:0 at home and 1:1 with two penalties missed by both teams in the second match. And if Olivier Giroud was rehabilitated after Rafael Leau’s insane pass by opening the score for a miss, then the Neapolitans main star Khvichi Kvaratshelia’s misfire in the 82nd minute (“red-blacks” goalkeeper Mike Menyan) was a good decision.

Milan became the first Italian club to reach the semi-finals of the Old World’s main club tournament since 2018… how long have Rossoneri fans been waiting for this. Exactly 16 years!

“Manchester City”

He will try to humiliate the “citizens” of the English Premier League (EPL) with “Real” for evenness. Under pressure from the Josep Guardiola gang, who eventually “bumped” his former club, and the restless Erling Haaland (12 goals from the current draw’s top scorer – don’t miss the spot, it would be 13), Bayern fell just as they fell under the attacks of Munich PSG a month ago .

After that 3:0 In Manchester, the Germans gave an understandable first half performance, but in the second half the blonde Norwegian player signed Thomas Tuchel’s decision. Thanks to Joshua Kimmich who still punches Ederson (1:1) and did not allow Bayern to leave the Champions League in their own arena.

Manchester City forward Erling Haaland
Manchester City forward Erling Haaland

By the way, one of the main episodes of the conflict was an incident that took place outside the football field. After the first quarter-finals, a fight broke out in Bayern’s dressing room: Sadio Mane, who started bullying during the match, wrote a prescription in Leroy Sane’s face. The Senegalese escaped easily: he missed a Bundesliga game and received the largest fine (350 thousand euros) in the club’s history.

It is symbolic that Mane replaces Sane in the second match.


The most predictable couple of the quarterfinals was the couple who scored the most. Milan “Inter” had no problems with Portugal “Benfica” in the away match (2:0), then organized a skirmish at San Siro (3:3), leaving the “eagles” no chance of salvation.

While Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan may soon add a Champions League victory to his Europa League and Conference League victories, Lautaro Martinez, the world champion for the Argentina national team, may prolong the happiest period of his career.

inter football players
Inter players in Champions League match

When was the last time Inter played the semi-finals? Just like Milan, in a winning season for them. In 2010, the Nerazzurri led by José Mourinho sensationalized the magnificent Barcelona, ​​after which Diego Milito scored a double goal against Bayern in the Madrid final.

In mid-May, one of the sworn rival-neighbors will be one step closer to the “eared” trophy.

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As a result, we are waiting for the Milan derby (for the first time in the Champions League since 2005!) and the Italian team to reach the final for the first time since 2017. Also, don’t miss City’s secret final against Real Madrid, as the winner of this match will be the clear favorite of the final match of the tournament.

semi final dates

May 9

  • “MILAN” – “INTER”;


16 May

  • “INTER” – “MILAN”;


about the final

The decisive match of the UEFA Champions League 2022/23 season will be played on 10 June. Istanbul will host the final with Atatürk Olympic Stadium, which hosted the match. Yes, yes, Milan lost 0:3 to Liverpool in 2005.

And Türkiye finally waited! After all, the Champions League final was supposed to arrive on the shores of the Bosphorus first in 2020 and then in 2021, but both times due to the coronavirus pandemic, the right to host the match was transferred to Portugal. Lisbon and Porto.

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