Final score

7 March 2019 18:55

Eintracht Frankfurt
0 - 0
Inter
referee William Collum / linesmen McGeachie , Connor / 4th man Stewart / assistants Dallas, Walsh
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46' The first half comes to a close here at the Waldstadion, with Eintract vs. Inter still tied at 0-0 after Brozovic missed a 22nd-minute penalty
45' One minute of injury time added on
43' A superb defensive header from Asamoah, who earns the Nerazzurri a free-kick after being flattened from behind
40' A fantastic ball from Politano in search of Vecino, although N'Dicka just heads it in behind
38' A cross-come-shot from Perisic is held by Trapp
35' A balanced phase of the game, with Inter still pressing but struggling to create in the final third
32' Lautaro is also shown a yellow card, and like Asamoah, will now also miss the second leg
29' Jovic presented with a good chance but he can't hit the target
28' Perisic just misses with a pass to find Lautaro on the break
25' Asamoah accidentally clatters into an opponent and is shown an extremely harsh yellow card
23' Another double chance for the Nerazzurri, as a back-heel from Skrinar is blocked before Politano's strike goes just wide
22' Trapp saves well to keep out Brozovic from the spot. Corner for Inter
20' N'Dicka fouls Lautaro in the area and Inter are awarded a penalty!
18' Politano finds Perisic with a cross although his header just lacks enough force to trouble Trapp
15' Jovic has a pop from outside the area that drifts wide
14' Kostic finds Haller who scuffs his shot
11' A free-kick comes in from Politano but D'Ambrosio just can't meet it at the back post
9' Vecino clears a cross from Haller out for a corner
5' Double chance for the Nerazzurri, as an effort from Asamoah is cleared before De Vrij's header goes just wide
4' Kostic is shown the game's first yellow card after bringing down Politano on the edge of the box
3' Inter keep pressing, with D'Ambrosio skipping past two men and forcing Trapp into a comfortable save
2' Inter on the front foot straight away through Perisic down the left, although his cross just can't find Lautaro Martinez in the middle
1' Luciano Spalletti's Nerazzurri side get us underway! Let's do this!
1' We're here at the Waldstadion for Eintracht vs. Inter in the first leg of our Europa League last 16 encounter. Spalletti has opted for a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Politano, Borja Valero and Perisic playing in behind Lautaro!
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48' The full-time whistle goes at the Waldstadion with neither Eintracht Frankfurt or Inter able to break the deadlock. The second-leg at San Siro now awaits in seven days time!
45' Three minutes of injury time added on
43' Gacinovic tries his luck from outside the area but it's a nice height for Handanovic to make the save
42' Handanovic gets down well to keep out a right-footed strike from Jovic
42' Paciencia has pop from long-range but it does wide of Handanovic's post
38' A free-kick from Brozovic finds the head of Skriniar, whose effort misses the target
37' Fernandes commits a tough foul on Politano and receives a yellow card. This mean he will now also be suspended for the second leg
35' Both changes make a change, with Cedric replacing Borja Valero for Inter and Paciencia replacing Haller for Eintracht
31' Eintracht make a change, with Willems replacing Rode
26' Strong save from Handanovic to keep out a powerful long-range effort from Hinteregger!
25' Worrying moments for the Nerazzurri defence as a Hinteregger header goes just wide of Handanovic's post
24' A pass from Vecino is just too long for Politano and Trapp can collect
20' Politano swings in a left-sided cross but is deemed to be offside
16' Eintracht awarded a free-kick in a dangerous area after D'Ambrosio brings down Kostic. The following set-piece finds the head of Da Costa but Handanovic makes the save
13' Spalletti forced into making his first change, with Perisic making way for Candreva
10' Jovic meets a cross from Kostic and forces an important save from Handanovic
8' Hasebe is booked for dissent
5' N'Dicka heads the ball into the back of the net but Haller is ruled offside. Free-kick for Inter!
1' We're back out for the second half with no changes for either side

Handanovic
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D'Ambrosio
4.21
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Brozovic
3.77
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Perisic
3.45
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Candreva
3.49
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Skriniar
6.34
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Valero
5.58
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Vecino
4.77
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Politano
4.93
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Martínez
5.63
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Asamoah
4.14
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de Vrij
6.93
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Soares
5.6
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6 shots on target 4
9 shots off target 7
14 fouls committed 11
4 corners 2
4 offsides 1
52% ball possession 48%

This will be the first ever competitive meeting between Eintracht Frankfurt and Inter Milan. Inter are the fifth Italian side that Eintracht will meet in Europe, while only one of the previous four have beaten them in Germany (Palermo in October 2006, 1-2).

Eintracht Frankfurt have lost just one of their last 21 games in Europe (W14 D6) - 2-4 against Maccabi Tel Aviv in November 2013. Indeed, the Eagles are unbeaten in their last 12 such games (W9 D3).

Eintracht Frankfurt strikers Luka Jovic (6 goals, 1 assist) and Sebastien Haller (5 goals, 3 assists) have a combined 15 goal involvements in the Europa League this season.

 

Inter have reached the last 16 of a European competition for the first time since 2014-15. They have been knocked out each of the last three times they have reached this round (vs Marseille in 2011-12, UCL; Tottenham Hotspur 2012-13, UEL; VfL Wolfsburg 2014-15, UEL).

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FRANKFURT- Inter pushed in the first half and hung on in the second as it finished goalless at the Waldstadion in Frankfurt. The first leg of the Round of 16 tie in the Europa League between the Nerazzurri and Eintracht finished goalless and it’s all to play for now in Milan. The main regret for Spalletti’s side is not capitalising in the 22nd minute when Brozovic’s penalty was saved.

Inter started the game very well and were dangerous in the second minute when N’Dicka was alert to deal with a two-on-one situation in the German box before Lautaro and Politano could make the most of Perisic’s cross. D’Ambrosio tried to press the issue with two chances. In the fourth minute, his left-foot effort was saved by Trapp. In the eleventh minute, he just failed to get on the end of a Politano free kick after the ball glanced off De Vrij. In the 16th minute, the hosts were on the attack with a long shot by Jovic that missed the target. Inter’s best chance came in the 21st minute when the referee awarded a penalty for a collision between Lautaro and Fernandes. Brozovic stepped up to take it but Trapp dived away to his left to make the save. Spalletti’s side continued to show character and while looking to control the game. In the 28th minute, Perisic was unable to pick out Latuaro who was in space. Eintracht had another chance in the 30th minute when Kostic found Jovic in the area but his left-foot effort was blocked. The final chance of the half fell for Inter in the 40th minute when Politano whipped in a cross but Vecino didn’t get enough on the header and it sailed wide and so it was 0-0 at the break.

The home side raced out of the blocks for the second half, with Hinteregger forcing a central save from Handanovic in the 49th minute from a corner. Just minutes later, Eintracht were up in arms after a collision in the box between D’Ambrosio and Haller, although the referee decided to wave play on. Handanovic was called into action once again in the 55th minute to keep out a Jovic header, while Spalletti was then forced into his first change just a few minutes later. An injured Perisic was the man to make way, with Candreva coming on in his place. The hosts soon began to ramp up the pressure and in the 61st minute, Da Costa tested our Slovenian shot-stopper with a header after a set piece. 

Unrelenting in their attacking play, Hinteregger missed a fantastic chance to break the deadlock in the 70th minute as he fired a close-range header just wide. The Eintracht defender was involved once again not long after, forcing a strong diving save from Handanovic from long-range. With ten minutes to go, Spalletti sent on Cedric to replace Borja Valero. However, the story of the match remained largely the same, with substitute Paciencia and Jovic forcing Handanovic into yet more saves. As the clock struck 90, Handanovic produced a strong stop to halt a stinging strike from Gacinovic before the final whistle was then blown after three minutes of injury time. With the two-legged tie finely poised at 0-0, the return match now awaits at San Siro in seven days' time.

Meanwhile, the Nerazzurri will be back in action this Sunday against Spal at San Siro (15:00 CET).

#ForzaInter forever!

EINTRACHT 0-0 INTER

EINTRACHT: 31 Trapp; 20 Hasebe, 13 Hinteregger, 2 N'Dicka; 24 Da Costa, 17 Rode (77' 15 Willems), 5 Fernandes, 10 Kostic; 11 Gacinovic; 9 Haller (80' 39 Paciencia), 8 Jovic

Substitutes: 1 Ronnow, 3 Falette, 21 Stendera, 23 Russ, 6 De Guzman

Coach: Adi Hütter

 

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio, 6 De Vrij, 37 Skriniar, 18 Asamoah; 8 Vecino, 77 Brozovic; 16 Politano, 20 Borja Valero (80' 21 Cedric), 44 Perisic (58' 87 Candreva); 10 Lautaro

Substitutes: 27 Padelli, 13 Ranocchia, 23 Miranda, 60 Schirò, 68 Merola

Coach: Luciano Spalletti

Bookings: Kostic (E), Asamoah (I), Lautaro (I), Hasebe (E), Candreva (I), Fernandes (E)

Added time: 1' + 3'

Referee: William Collum

Assistants: David McGeachie, Francis Connor

Additional assistant referees: Andrew Dallas, Nicholas Walsh

Fourth official : Graeme Stewart

starting lineups

Trapp 31 1 Handanovic
Hasebe 20 33 D'Ambrosio
Hinteregger 13 6 de Vrij
N'Dicka 2 37 Skriniar
Da Costa 24 18 Asamoah
Rode 17 8 Vecino
Fernandes 5 77 Brozovic
Kostic 10 16 Politano
Gacinovic 11 20 Valero
Haller 9 44 Perisic
Jovic 8 10 Martínez

substitutes

Ronnow 1 27 Padelli
Falette 3 13 Ranocchia
Stendera 21 21 Soares
Russ 23 23 Miranda
Willems 15 60 Schiro'
De Guzman 6 87 Candreva
Paciencia 39 68 Merola

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