Inter Milan s Joaquin Correa celebrates after scoring his side s third goal during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Inter Milan and Benfica at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, April 19, 2023. AP
After Nicolò Barella’s opener for Inter, Fredrik Aursnes restored some hope for Benfica shortly before halftime. But Lautaro Martínez and substitute Joaquín Correa netted in the second half to help Inter reach its first semifinal since José Mourinho led it to the treble of the Champions League, Serie A and Italian Cup in 2010.
Inter nevertheless managed to relinquish a two-goal lead as António Silva and Petar Musa netted late on for Benfica.
The Nerazzurri will face city rival AC Milan in a repeat of the 2003 semifinal. AC Milan won that on away goals and went on to beat Juventus in the final.
Milan reached the final four of Europe’s elite club competition on Tuesday after drawing 1-1 at Napoli to win their quarterfinal 2-1 on aggregate.
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