Evergreen Edin Dzeko can still be counted on! Winners and losers as Inter's veterans punish Rafael Leao-less AC Milan in Champions League semi-final
Age really is just a number as far as Edin Dzeko is concerned. At 37 years old, he might just be about to play in his first Champions League final, with the Bosnian having netted a brilliant opener in Inter's 2-0 win over AC Milan in the first leg of their last-four showdown at San Siro on Wednesday night.
On a great night for the game's golden oldies, the 34-year-old Henrikh Mkhitaryan doubled the Nerazzurri's advantage in the 11th minute, as the 'visitors' stunned their city rivals with the fastest of starts.
Indeed, Milan didn't manage a single shot in the opening 25 minutes - Inter had already racked up seven by that point - and, in truth, never looked turning the game around, despite seeing Sandro Tonali strike the post in the second half.
As a result, Inter are now perfectly placed to make amends for their two previous Champions League derby defeats to Milan, in 2003 and 2005, by booking their place in next month's final in Istanbul against either Manchester City or Real Madrid.
Below, GOAL runs through the winners and losers on an incredible night for Nerazzurri supporters...