Champions League: Inter advances past Benfica, sets up Milan semifinal

Inter drew 3-3 with Benfica on Wednesday to win their Champions League quarter-final 5-3 on aggregate and will face city rivals AC Milan in the last four for the right to be the first Italian team to reach the final for six years, Sky Sports reports.

Inter took the lead in the 13th minute with a brilliant strike by Nicolo Barella from inside the box but Benfica equalised in the 38th minute through a towering header from Fredrik Aursnes.

Inter opened up a two-goal lead after the break as Lautaro Martinez and substitute Joaquin Correa scored within seven minutes, but defender Antonio Silva and substitute Petar Musa hit back with two late goals for Benfica.

It was not enough to deny Inter their first semi-final appearance since they won the trophy for the third time in 2010.

Inter will face AC Milan in a repeat of the 2003 semi-final. Milan won that on away goals and went on to beat Juventus in the final.

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