The Nerazzurri hit the ground running in brilliant fashion in Wednesday night's Derby della Madonnina.

Edin Dzeko and Henrik Mkhitaryan have entered the Champions League's record books following the contribution in Wednesday night's UEFA Champions League's Derby della Madonnina. The two players scored in quick succession to hand the Nerazzuri a crucial first-half lead in the semi-final first leg encounter.

In what was the first Champions League Milan derby since 2005, it was the men in blue and black who took the lead inside the first eight minutes of the proceedings. As Hakan Calhanoglu's corner came in, Edin Dzeko looked like he had been covered by Milan captain Davide Calabria but the veteran striker managed to smash home a volley into the top corner with a brilliant technique.

With the goal, Dzeko became the second oldest player to score in a Champions League at the age of 37 years and 54 days. Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs holds the record as the oldest to ever do so at the age of 37 years and 148 days. Additionally, Dzeko become the 11th player able to score in the Champions League or European Cup semi-finals with two different teams.

Barely 180 seconds after Dzeko's opener, Henrik Mkhitaryan doubled Inter's advantage with a composed finish. the former AS Roma and Arsenal star run onto Federico Dimarco's ball from the left wing and raced on to tuck the ball past MIlan keeper Mike Maignan after being left a huge gap. According to Opta, Mkhitaryan scored the third earliest 2-0 in any Champions League semi-finals till date while becoming the sixth oldest player to score a semi-final goal in the competition's history.