Inter Milan move into Champions League quarters

Lisbon (Portugal), 15 March Inter Milan reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time since the 2010-11 season, with a goalless draw with Porto on Tuesday night to beat the Portuguese side 1-0 on aggregate.

Xinhua reported that Inter were looking for a resounding response after a poor performance at home, and entered the Estadio de la Gau with a narrow first-leg lead thanks to Romelu Lukaku’s late winner.

Porto dominated the game but Inter goalkeeper Andre Onana kept Portugal out.

The Nerazzurri survived stoppage time as Denzel Dumfries frantically cleared and Onana fingered Mehdi Taremi’s header over the post, Marko Grujic Hit the post.

Porto were unable to turn things around as the home side were reduced to 10 men as winger Pepe received his second yellow card.

Inter Milan became the second Serie A side after AC Milan to reach the Champions League quarter-finals, while Napoli are expected to host Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday with a 2-0 first-leg lead.

–IANS

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