Final score

27 February 2020 21:00

Inter
49' Lukaku
31' Biraghi
2 - 1
Ludogorets
26' Cauly
referee Daniel Siebert / linesmen J.Seidel, R. Foltyn / 4th man S. Stegemann / assistants B. Dankert, C. Gittelmann
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50' The first half ends at San Siro with Inter leading 2-1: Terziev's own goal and Lukaku's late strike cancel out Cauly's opener!
49' GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLLL! Lukakuuuuuuuu! Big Rom's first header from Sanchez's cross is saved, but he does enough with a second attempt from the floor to beat Iliev: 2-1!!
45' Four minutes of added time
43' Eriksen whips in another dangerous cross from out wide but Iliev gets there first to snuff out the danger
40' Eriksen's corner finds the head of Ranocchia who nods just wide, almost 2-1
39' Barella strikes one from distance which Iliev stretches to push for a corner. Inter threatening to take the lead!
34' Sanchez lively again as he intercepts a horizontal pass and tries to square it to Lukaku in front of goal, but Terziev is in the right place to knock it away for a corner
31' GOAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL! Inter quickly draw level: 1-1! Eriksen plays a through ball to Biraghi whose first time shot takes a small deflection off Terziev and past Iliev.
29' Sanchez attempts another right-footed shot from inside the box which Iliev saves again
26' Ludogorets take the lead after Cauly latches onto Cicinho's cross to score
22' Yellow card shown to D'Ambrosio for a foul on Marcelinho
22' Sanchez turns and hits one towards goal, but Iliev is there to save
21' Eriksen's shot from 25 yards is deflected away for a corner
16' Eriksen's free-kick from the edge of the area arrives at the feet of Biraghi who has two attempts that are both blocked
11' Cicinho's cross finds the head of Wanderson, but Padelli is alive to save
6' Sanchez tries his luck from outside the box, but his effort fails to hit the target
5' First big chance for Inter: Lukaku is in on goal and fires a right-footed shot towards goal, but Iliev stretches to save
2' Wanderson swings in a cross from the left which Ranocchia diverts away for a corner
1' The match kicks off: Inter have 90 minutes to defend their 2-0 lead from the first leg in order to qualify for the round of 16. Come on boys, Forza Inter!!!
1' Inter and Ludogorets take to the pitch behind closed doors at San Siro in accordance with the guidelines of the health authorities in the Lombardy Region and the city of Milan.
Minutes Text commentary
48' Final whistle at San Siro: Inter win the second leg against Ludogorets and progress to the round of 16 of the UEFA Europa League 19/20. It ends 2-1 thanks to goals from Biraghi and Lukaku!
46' Sanchez tries to dig one out for Esposito in behind but Iliev comes and claims
45' Three minutes of added time
40' Tchibota comes in off the left and shoots over the bar, Padelli has it covered
38' Substitution for the away side: Biton for Marcelinho
35' Moses picks up the ball in the final third and plays in Brozovic whose first time ball to Sanchez is slightly overcooked and rolls into the arms of Iliev
31' Final substitution by Conte: Bastoni on for D'Ambrosio
29' Tchibota's cross is smartly turned away for a corner by Biraghi
25' Second substitution for Ludogorets: Tchibota for Wanderson
22' Mistake by Inter playing out from the back which Swierczok tries to profit from but Padelli gets down smartly to deny the Ludogorets no.10
19' Substitution for Ludogorets: Swierczok for Keseru
17' Second substitution by Conte: Esposito comes on for Lukaku
14' Lukaku hits the post! So unlucky for Inter who are once again denied by the woodwork: Biraghi's cross finds Big Rom in the area whose shot is saved onto the post by Iliev!
10' Moses whips one in from the right for Lukaku who is a whisker away from applying the finishing touch
7' Sanchez comes up with some magic as he finds a yard and fires one onto the bar. So close to 3-1 Inter!
4' Wanderson's cross-cum-shot is turned away for a corner by Godin
1' Kick-off for the second half: come on boys, FORZA INTER!!!
1' One change at half-time for Inter: Brozovic on for Barella
Biraghi
6.56
6.56
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Ranocchia
6.83
6.83
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D'Ambrosio
6.47
6.47
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Brozovic
5.01
5.01
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Padelli
6.37
6.37
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Valero
6.6
6.6
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Esposito
4.75
4.75
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Godin
5.35
5.35
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Barella
5.93
5.93
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Bastoni
6.08
6.08
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Lukaku
6.93
6.93
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Sanchez
7.46
7.46
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Moses
6.36
6.36
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Eriksen
6.46
6.46
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8 shots on target 4
3 shots off target 2
8 fouls committed 5
7 corners 9
2 offsides 0
52% ball possession 48%

After the victory in Razgrad, Inter are unbeaten in six matches against Bulgarian opposition (three wins, three draws); and the last home game against a Bulgarian team was the 3-0 win against Etar in 1974 in the first round of the UEFA Cup thanks to Oriali’s goal and Boninsegna’s double. The Nerazzurri have only played Ukrainian opponents more times (eight) without losing.

After their 6-0 win against Botev Vratsa in the league on 15 February and their home defeat against Inter, Ludogorets earned a 1-1 draw against Etar. After 22 matchdays in the league, Pavel Vrba’s team have gained 52 points from 15 wins and seven draws (scoring 37 and conceding nine) and they’re leading the league with a seven-point gap over second-placed Levski Sofia.

Inter’s last five official games:

Ludogorets 0-2 Inter (Europa League)
Lazio 2-1 Inter
Inter 0-1 Napoli (Coppa Italia)
Inter 4-2 AC Milan
Udinese 0-2 Inter

Ludogorets’ last five official games:

FK Etar 1-1 Ludogorets
Ludogorets 0-2 Inter (Europa League)
Ludogorets 6-0 Botev Vratsa
Slavia Sofia 1-1 Ludogorets
Ludogoret 1-1 Ferencvaros (Europa League)

Thanks to his 95th minute penalty and his assist for Christian Eriksen in the first leg, Romelu Lukaku has taken part in more goals than any other Inter player in the Champions League and Europa League this season with six contributions (three goals and three assists). Between Everton and Inter, Romelu Lukaku has scored eight goals in the Europa League knockout phase, only three players have done better since 2014/15: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (10), Alexandre Lacazette (14) and Kevin Gameiro (16).

Inter kept a clean sheet against Ludogorets in Razgrad: in only two of their previous six Europa League knockout matches have the Nerazzurri not conceded in both the first and second leg; these were against Cluj in 2012/13 and Rapid Vienna 2018/19. Ludogorets only attempted one shot in the first leg against Inter. Overall, for Inter it was the first time in 15 years that they had not suffered more than one shot in a Champions League or Europa League match (excluding qualifiers).

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

starting lineups

Padelli 27 23 Iliev
D'Ambrosio 33 4 Cicinho
Ranocchia 13 21 Grigore
Godin 2 5 Terziev
Moses 11 3 Nedyalkov
Barella 23 18 Dyakov
Valero 20 25 Badji
Eriksen 24 95 Cauly
Biraghi 34 84 Marcelinho
Sanchez 7 88 Wanderson
Lukaku 9 28 Keseru

substitutes

Stankovic 35 27 Stoyanov
Vecino 8 6 Tawatha
Esposito 30 8 Biton
Skriniar 37 10 Swierczok
Brozovic 77 13 Tchibota
Candreva 87 22 Ikoko
Bastoni 95 30 Moti