After a staid 0-0 in Porto, Inter Milan is in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The Italians don’t deliver a glamorous performance. Nevertheless, in the end it is enough.
Inter Milan have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in twelve years.
A 0-0 draw in the round of 16 second leg at FC Porto was enough for the Italian first division soccer team to make it into the round of the top eight teams. Inter had won the first leg 1-0. In the end, the guests were very lucky when Porto’s striker Mehdi Taremi (90th minute +5) hit the post. His teammate Pepê was sent off shortly afterwards (90+7) with yellow-red. The draw for the quarter-finals will take place this Friday.
Both teams offered the spectators in the Estádio do Dragão a weak game over long stretches. There were hardly any chances to score, which was also due to the fact that the guests met the Portuguese with a compact defensive block. Milan, on the other hand, were keen to defend their lead from the first leg and coach Simone Inzaghi’s side managed to do so in the end.
Inter had last been in the quarter-finals of the premier class in 2011. At that time, the Italians were eliminated against FC Schalke 04.
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