Former Inter Milan Forward, Mohamed Kallon has recalled his participation in the 2003 Milan Derby as AC Milan will clash with Inter Milan today, 7th May 2023 at San Siro Stadium in the UEFA Champions League Semi-finals.
Kallon vividly narrates his experience in one of the Semi-finals in 2003 when AC Milan eliminated his then Club Inter-Milan via a Facebook post.
“One thing I will never forget was after the match when players working into the dressing room steering at me with tears on their faces. Because I missed the last-minute golden opportunity to take Inter to the Champions League finals in 2003,” Kallon states.
The former Milan Striker categorized the match as one of the three matches that crossed his mind whenever he thinks about his football career.
Meanwhile, the 2002-03 Champions League semifinals are by far the most heated and remembered games of the rivalry between these two clubs.
AC Milan went through with two draws (0-0 and 1-1) thanks to the away goals rule and the deciding goal scored by Andriy Shevchenko, something that this year can’t be repeated as away goals no longer exist. Inter had some key injuries, as Christian Vieri was injured and couldn’t play both legs, while AC Milan’s coach Carlo Ancelotti desperately needed to win the semifinals to save his job. Later, AC Milan won the competition after beating Juventus by penalties in the Manchester final.
Twenty years later, the two sides from Milan meet again tonight to have the chance to play the final in Istanbul against the winner of the other semifinal between Real Madrid and Manchester City.
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