Inter Milan 1-2 Barcelona: Antonio Conte’s men dumped out of the Champions League after Ansu Fati scores late winner just minutes after coming on to break hearts inside the San Siro
- Inter Milan have been dumped out of the Champions League after they were beaten by Barcelona on Tuesday
- Romelu Lukaku had the ball in the back of the net after seven minutes but his effort was ruled out for offside
- But it was the visitors who broke the deadlock after Carlos Perez finished off a neat move inside the area
- Lukaku did eventually get his goal when his low shot deflected past Neto in the Barcelona goal to make it 1-1
- Anssumane Fati scored the winning goal minutes after coming on to deny Inter a spot in the knockout stages
Inter Milan have been dumped out of the Champions League after they were beaten by Barcelona inside the San Siro on Tuesday evening.
Inter thought they got off to the perfect start when Romelu Lukaku had the ball in the back of the net after seven minutes but his effort was ruled out for offside. However, joy turned to despair when Carlos Perez broke the deadlock 16 minutes later, after he finished off a neat move inside the area.
Clement Lenglet then had the glorious chance to double Barcelona’s lead after just half-an-hour but the French defender dragged his shot wide after he found himself in space on the penalty spot. The centre-back was made to rue his missed chance when Lukaku did end up getting his goal after his shot shot deflected into the Barcelona net, levelling the scores at 1-1 on the stroke of half-time.
Inter thought they had won it inside the final 10 minutes when Lautaro Martinez scored to spark frantic scenes inside the San Siro. However, it was Lukaku who was offside in the build-up with the goal ruled out by the linesman once again.
However, just minutes after coming on, Anssumane Fati scored the winning goal with a delightful shot from outside the box to win the game for the Catalan giants.
Match report to follow
Barcelona’s Guinea-Bissau forward Ansu Fati (right) celebrates scoring the winning goal against Inter Milan
Carles Perez breaks the deadlock for Barcelona in the 23rd minute to leave Inter Milan with it all to do on Tuesday night
Perez wheels away in celebration after beating the offside trap and tucking the ball past Handanovic in the Inter goal
The Barcelona players celebrate by the corner flag after gaining the lead through Carles Perez’s strike inside the area
Romelu Lukaku equalised for Inter on the stroke of half-time after his shot took a big deflection past Neto in Barca’s net
The Belgian striker clenches his fist after bringing the scores level just seconds before the half-time whistle
MATCH FACTS AND GROUP F TABLE
INTER MILAN: (3-5-2) Handanovic; Godin, de Vrij, Skriniar; Brozovic, D’Ambrosio (Politano 75), Valero (Esposito 77), Vecino, Biraghi (Lazaro 69); Martinez, Lukaku
SUBS NOT USED: Padelli (GK); Dimarco, Candreva, Bastoni
GOALS: Lukaku (44)
BOOKINGS: Valero (45+1)
COACH: Antonio Conte
BARCELONA: (5-3-2) Neto; Todibo, Lenglet, Umtiti, Wague, Firpo; Rakitic (de Jong 63), Vidal, Alena; Perez (Fati 84), Griezmann (Suarez 62)
SUBS NOT USED: ter Stegen (GK); Busquets, Araujo, Morer
GOALS: Perez (23), Fati (87)
BOOKINGS: Lenglet (35), Firpo (49)
COACH: Ernesto Valverde
REFEREE: Bjorn Kuipers (Holland)
MAN OF THE MATCH: TBA
VENUE: San Siro