Inter Milan is once again one of the top eight teams in the Champions League. The ‘nerazzurros’ won the first leg by 1-0 and drew 0-0 with Porto in Do Dragão, certifying their classification in a game in which they suffered greater difficulties at the end.
Simone Inzaghi’s arrived in Portugal with a conjunctural and historical debt. Because in the current season they faltered in Serie A, as in the last game against Spezia with a 2-1 defeat, and because He has not reached the Champions League quarter-finals since 2011. More than a decade of European failures.
But at the front they had a rival who already stood out in the first leg, despite the defeat. And from the start of the game, Sergio Conceição’s charges were going to make it clear that, with the stadium on their side, things had a different price. Nothing more than 3′ now Onana had to work to get a long shot from Matheus Uribe.
It wouldn’t be the last time he appeared in the first half. The Cameroonian had to intervene again to deflect a very difficult shot by Eustaquio that slipped into the goal. And, where it did not reach, Dimarco yes, stopping another attempt by Porto after a combination that Evanilson finished inside the area. The Italian full-back deflected with his leg.
After the break, Inter took a breather at the start of the second half, although it didn’t last long as the Portuguese continued the siege. Grujic made one with a low cross kick that Onana caughtdrowning out Do Dragão’s goal cry.
But where he held his breath the most was in addition. first with him Marcano’s shot that Dumfries took over at the line when the clock showed more than 90′, and then with a double unusual occasion in which the same Spanish defender and Grujic hit two balls on the crossbarsentencing the tie by 0 to 0 in the tie and classifying the ‘Nerazzurri’ for the round of 16.