Final score

14 March 2019 21:00

Inter
0 - 1
Eintracht Frankfurt
6' Jovic
referee Ovidiu Haţegan / linesmen Sovre, Gheorghe / 4th man Ghinguleac / assistants Petrescu, Coltescu
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46' The first half comes to an end with the visitors up 1-0 thanks to Jovic's sixth-minute goal
45' One minute of stoppage time
43' Perisic's strike takes a deflection off Hinteregger on its way into the arms of Trapp
40' Jovic narrowly misses from long range
39' Vecino with a wayward pass that Gacinovic picks up before bearing down on goal, Handanovic saves before stopping Kostic's follow-up effort
35' Perisic crosses from the left, Hasebe gets his head to it before Vecino
33' Candreva looks to find Keita but Trapp is alert and makes the ball his
30' Cedric fires some way off target from outside the area
29' Two chances for Vecino after a Candreva corner but the visiting defence put it behind once more
27' Haller finishes from a Gacinovic cross but the goal is disallowed for offside
25' Politano plays it to Candreva who can't hit the target from 20 metres out
20' D'Ambrosio is booked for a late challenge on Rode
17' Cedric plays in a free kick but Trapp comes off his line to punch clear
15' Perisic looks to hit the ball on the half-volley but it thunders over from a good position
14' Willems with an effort from outside the box but it goes wide
13' Candreva looks to find Vecino with a cross but it's long and Trapp claims the ball
10' Inter look to respond after a tough start but there's no much space in the Eintracht half
6' Goal for Eintracht. De Vrij slips at the back, Jovic pounces to lob the ball over Handanovic and fire the visitors in front
3' Haller strikes the bar following Handanovic's save from Kostic and Inter clear
1' All set for kick-off, Luciano Spalletti's Nerazzurri get us underway. Forza Inter!
1' The lights are on at San Siro ahead of the second leg fixture between Inter and Eintracht Frankfurt in the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League. It's 0-0 and the Nerazzurri need to win!
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51' It finishes 0-1 at the Meazza. Eintracht make the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League thanks to the goal from Jovic
48' Skriniar fouls Haller and is shown a yellow card
46' Merola fires over from outside the area. Paciencia is booked for a foul in the middle on Skriniar
45' 6 minutes of stoppage time
44' Final change from the away side. Paciencia on for Rode
35' Second change from Spalletti. The 18-year-old Primavera player Davide Merola replaces Politano
33' Candreva looks to find Perisic with a cross to the far post but Trapp makes the ball his after a rebound
29' Chance straight away for Esposito as he gets his head to a Politano cross. Inter corner!
27' Changes for both sides. Eintracht bring Stendera on for Willems. For Inter, Borja Valero goes off and the 16-year-old Esposito makes his debut
26' Inter applying pressure, a deflected Skriniar effort goes just wide
25' Mistake playing out from Trapp, Candreva looks to punish it with a shot from miles out but the goalkeeper recovers to save
24' Good work from Skriniar in the final third before he sets Vecino up for a long shot, Trapp saves
20' Handanovic is alert to keep Kostic's shot from the edge of the box out. Politano tries at the other end but Trapp saves
18' Rode is booked for a hard challenge on Vecino
17' Inter substitution. Spalletti brings Ranocchia on for Cedric
16' Kostic to Jovic but he can't get much on it and it's easy for Handanovic
14' Eintracht Frankfurt make a change. Gacinovic is replaced by de Guzman
12' Haller booked after a foul on De Vrij
11' Inter go close. Politano looks to curl one but it goes the wrong side of the post with Trapp beaten
10' Haller with a powerful shot to the near post, Handanovic saves with his feet
9' Candreva with the cross to Keita that he just can't get on the end of
7' Borja Valero is the second Inter player to be booked after his tactical foul on Jovic
2' Cedric can't connect from a Perisic cross
1' The second half begins at the Meazza and Inter need two goals to go through. Forza!

Ranocchia
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Handanovic
8.05
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D'Ambrosio
3.76
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Perisic
2.46
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Candreva
3
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Skriniar
5.76
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Valero
3.64
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Vecino
2.89
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Politano
5.22
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de Vrij
3.5
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Balde
3.23
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Soares
3.87
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Merola
6.22
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Esposito
6.29
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4 shots on target 8
6 shots off target 6
15 fouls committed 18
7 corners 5
2 offsides 3
54% ball possession 46%

There have been 26 previous instances of a side drawing nil-nil in the first leg of a Europa League knockout tie away from home – 16 of those sides have managed to progress to the next round (62%).

Inter Milan are unbeaten in six home games in major European competition (W4 D2).

Eintracht Frankfurt have only been beaten once in their last 20 games in the Europa League/UEFA Cup (W12 D7), losing 2-4 away to Maccabi Tel Aviv in November 2013.

Inter Milan have progressed to the next round on each of the last five instances in which they have drawn the first leg of a major European knockout tie away from home.

Eintracht Frankfurt have scored at least once in each of their last 11 away games in major European competition (22 goals).

 

wins(0) draws(0) defeats(1)

MILAN - Inter’s Europa League adventure came to an end in the last 16 on Thursday in front of a crowd of 50,000 – 13,000 of which were Eintracht fans. Just one goal proved decisive over the two-legged affair, with Jovic’s sixth-minute strike in the second leg ensuring that the Germans triumphed 1-0 on aggregate. Struggling with a number of absentees, the Nerazzurri played with heart at the Meazza, although it ultimately wasn’t enough to advance. As for the game itself, it certainly wasn’t the best of starts for the Nerazzurri. They suffered an early scare in the third minute as Haller hit the crossbar before the visitors then broke the deadlock three minutes later. Their goal stemmed from a mistake from De Vrij, while Jovic then placed a precise lob past Handanovic. 

Eintracht continued pressing after their opener, with Willems firing a left-footed strike that went just wide of the post in the 13th minute. Inter’s first real chance came in the 15th minute, although Perisic volleyed the ball off-target from a good position. Just a few minutes later Handanovic very nearly played in a long ball for Keita, although the latter’s first touch let him down. Eintracht thought they’d doubled their lead come the 27th minute, yet Haller’s effort was correctly ruled out for offside. Still on the front foot, Eintracht forced Handanovic into a superb double save come the 39th minute, who just halted Haller from scoring a tap-in. The 40th minute saw Jovic try his luck from long-range although his strike narrowly missed the target. Prior to the interval, a deflected effort from Perisic forced a save from Trapp, although the half-time whistle was blown with the away side 1-0 in front. 

After coming out after the break, Inter looked to play on the front foot and find an equaliser. In the 54th minute, Keita narrowly failed to get his head on a teasing Candreva cross. The match was end-to-end at this point. In the 55th minute, Handanovic used his feet to save a left-footed Haller effort. At the other end, Politano narrowly missed with a left-footed curler. In the 61st and 65th minutes, Handanovic saved from Jovic and then Kostic while Spalletti brought Ranocchia on for Cedric. In the 66th minute, Politano had another sight of goal but Trapp saved well. With the Nerazzurri desperately in search of a goal, space opened up at the other end and Eintracht had further chances to score. In the 68th minute, Jovic closed the angle too much and fired wide before a vicious Skriniar strike was deflected out for a corner in the 71st minute. Spalletti went all out at the end, bringing the 16-year-old Sebastiano Esposito on for Borja Valero and the 18-year-old Davide Merola on for Politano. In stoppage time, the visitors had chances to score another with Handanovic keeping out a Jovic diving header from point-blank range before also keeping out a powerful Kostic effort. The final whistle went with Eintracht winning 0-1 to knock the Nerazzurri out of the Europa League.

It’s a great disappointment but there’s no time to dwell on it with the #DerbyMilano coming up on Sunday and it will be a crucial match in the race for Champions League qualification.

 

Now and forever, #ForzaInter!

 

INTER 0-1 EINTRACHT FRANKFURT

Goals: 6' Jovic (E)

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 21 Cedric (62' 13 Ranocchia), 6 De Vrij, 37 Skriniar, 33 D'Ambrosio; 8 Vecino, 20 Borja Valero (73' 70 Esposito); 87 Candreva, 16 Politano (80' 68 Merola), 44 Perisic; 11 Keita

Substitutes: 27 Padelli, 40 Gavioli, 67 Zappa, 77 Brozovic

Coach: Luciano Spalletti

EINTRACHT FRANKFURT: 31 Trapp; 20 Hasebe, 13 Hinteregger, 2 N'Dicka; 24 Da Costa, 17 Rode (89' 39 Paciencia), 15 Willems (73' 21 Stendera), 10 Kostic; 11 Gacinovic (59' 6 De Guzman); 9 Haller, 8 Jovic

Bench: 1 Ronnow, 3 Falette, 23 Russ, 33 Tawatha

Coach: Adi Hütter

Bookings: D'Ambrosio (I), Borja Valero (I), Haller (E), Rode (E), Paciencia (E), Skriniar (I)

Stoppage time: 1' + 6'

Referee: Ovidiu Alin Hategan

Assistants: Octavian Sovre, Sebastian Eugen Gheorghe

Additional assistant referees: Marian Petrescu Radu, Sebastian Constantin Coltescu

Fourth official: Adrian Stefan Ghinguleac Radu

 

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 31 Trapp
Soares 21 20 Hasebe
de Vrij 6 13 Hinteregger
Skriniar 37 2 N'Dicka
D'Ambrosio 33 24 Da Costa
Vecino 8 17 Rode
Valero 20 15 Willems
Candreva 87 10 Kostic
Politano 16 11 Gacinovic
Perisic 44 9 Haller
Balde 11 8 Jovic

substitutes

Padelli 27 1 Ronnow
Ranocchia 13 3 Falette
Brozovic 77 6 De Guzman
Gavioli 40 21 Stendera
Zappa 67 23 Russ
Merola 68 22 Tawatha
Esposito 30 39 Paciencia

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