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AC Milan and eternal rivals Inter are all set for a battle for the ages in their UEFA Champions League semi final first leg on Wednesday.

Milan edged past another Serie A side in the quarterfinals as they beat Napoli 2-1 over two legs to progress to the last four.

Inter’s route was a little more dramatic as they beat Benfica 5-3 on aggregate to set a date with their noisy rivals Milan.

Milan and Inter have already played out three matches in all competitions in the 2022-23 season, with the latter winning the last two.

Milan’s most recent Champions League triumph came back in 2007 – when they earned a slice of revenge against Liverpool.

For Inter, they last won the title in 2010 under Jose Mourinho when they beat Bayern Munich 2-0 in the final at the Santiago Bernabeau.

AC Milan have lost only one of their last six semi-final matches at the San Siro in the UEFA Champions League.

They are also unbeaten in their four matches against Inter in Europe and won the previous such tie between the two teams in 2003 on away goals after a 1-1 aggregate scoreline.

Which of these teams will get a positive first leg result to remain on course for a final date against either Real Madrid or Manchester City?

What time does AC Milan vs Inter start?

The game kicks off at 10pm Kenyan time at the San Siro Stadium.

AC Milan vs Inter team news

Olivier Giroud, Theo Hernandez and Sandro Tonali are all returning to the squad and will strengthen the hosts line-up.

Alexis Saelemaekers came on to replace Rafael Leao in the last game and it is likely that he will start this one as well.

Ismail Bennacer and Brahim Diaz are also both fit and will start the game.

Lautaro Martinez, Edin Dzeko and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were all left on the bench in the last outing but will all return to the starting XI.

Milan Skriniar joins Robin Gosens are still both sidelined through injury and will sit this one out.

AC Milan vs Inter head to head

Inter have a good historical record in the Derby della Madonnina and have won 87 out of the 235 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to AC Milan’s 79 victories.

AC Milan vs Inter current form

Both teams are unbeaten in their last 5 games, setting this up to be a cracker of an encounter. Milan have won three times and shared the spoils in the other two, while Inter have won all the games.

AC Milan vs Inter prediction

This game is guaranteed to have goals in it, with both teams tipped to score. Milan however are tipped to get a first leg win.

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