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Three Players that could help Milan pull off comebacks against Inter in the Champions League

In their semi-final second leg against Inter Milan, AC Milan will attempt one of the great Champions League comebacks.

Inter are the overwhelming favourites to reach their first final since 2010, with a 2-0 aggregate advantage and a seven-game winning streak in all competitions.

With Milan on a poor run of form, Stefano Pioli may be without Rafael Leao once more for the derby.

Following their 2-0 setback against Spezia over the weekend, the Italian club's ultras publicly chastised the team, leaving them with just one win in five games.

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1. Rafael Leao

Milan has been playing a rather uninspiring football so far, but if they must stand a chance of beating Inter and progressing to the final, there is one man who needs to be at his best - Rafael Leao.

Rafael Leao has been a standout player for Milan this season. He has been one of their most consistent performers, contributing to their successes in the league and in cup competitions. The Portuguese star is blessed with an abundance of talent, and when he is at his best, he can take on any defense in the world.

Milan's fate in this game may well depend on whether Rafael Leao can turn up on the night. If he can produce his A-game and deliver a performance of the highest quality, Milan will stand a real chance of getting the better of their opponents.

2. Olivier Giroud

Giroud is the kind of striker that can be a match-winner, a game-changer. His physical presence and his impressive technique can trouble even the best of defenders. But what's more impressive is his scoring record in high-pressure games. The striker has scored numerous important goals throughout his career, including crucial strikes in World Cup and European Championship finals.

This means that Giroud is someone that Milan can rely on to find the back of the net in games that really matter. And against Inter, one of their most fierce rivals, it doesn't get much bigger than this.

3. Theo Hernandez

If you've been watching AC Milan play recently, you may have noticed the impressive link-up play between Rafael Leao and Theo Hernandez. The Portuguese striker has been thriving alongside his French teammate, and their combination play has proven to be lethal for the opposition.

But it's Hernandez who truly shines when he's on his game. The left-back has a penchant for getting forward and has even been dubbed a "mini Roberto Carlos" by some fans. He's got speed, skill, and an eye for goal - making him a truly dangerous player to come up against.

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