Henrikh Mkhitaryan could become the first Armenian football player ever to play at the UEFA Champions League final, according to the Football Federation of Armenia reveals.
Mkhitaryan’s side Inter Milan advanced to the UEFA Champions League final with a 1-0 second-leg victory (3-0 on aggregate) over city and stadium rivals AC Milan on Tuesday, May 16, NBC Sports reports.
On June 10, Inter Milan will appear in the club’s first European final since their famous victory over Barcelona in 2010, when Jose Mourinho’s underdogs upset favorites Bayern Munich.
On Tuesday, however, Inter lost Mkhitaryan just before half-time as he was suffering from a muscular problem, Football-Italia reported.
He pulled up 43 minutes into this evening’s match with the scores at 0-0 and was replaced by Marcelo Brozovic.
According to initial reports from Mediaset Premium, the Armenia international is suffering from pain in the quadricep of the left thigh.