MILAN – Return of the Europa League round of 32, Inter-Ludogorets 2-1, goal: Cauly at 26 ', Biraghi at 31' and Lukaku at 48 ' (2-0 first leg).
Inter in the round of 16 of the Europa League with minimal effort. The technical gap between the two clubs is too great. In a San Siro without fans, for the now known facts of the coronavirus, the nerazzurri imposed themselves on comeback on the Ludogorets at the end of a dominated game. Inter scored two goals with Biraghi and Lukaku and hit two woods with Sanchez and the Belgian center forward.
The guests went ahead thanks to a double sleep by Godin and Padelli. The Uruguayan central was moved from a shoulder by Cauly as if he were a novice and Padelli was stabbed on his pole. No problem, Inter immediately reversed the match with Biraghi and Lukaku. The full-back bagged on Eriksen's assists, while the Belgian scored daringly on Sanchez's invention.
In the second half, Inter tried to round the result but Sanchez and Lukaku's surefire conclusions had to deal with the wood of the opposing goal. In a few hours, Inter will know the name of their opponent. The "Italian derby" against Roma is also possible.
Europa League, Inter-Ludogorets 2-1: Lukaku completes the comeback.
In a San Siro stadium behind closed doors, Conte chose Sanchez and Lukaku to pass the round in the Europa League. Here are the choices of the two coaches.
INTER (3-5-2) : 27 Padelli; 33 D'Ambrosio, 13 Ranocchia, 2 Godin; 11 Moses, 23 Stretcher, 20 Borja Valero, 24 Eriksen, 34 Biraghi; 9 Lukaku , 7 Sanchez.
Facilities: 35 Stankovic, 8 Vecino, 30 Esposito, 37 Škriniar, 77 Brozovic, 87 Candreva, 95 sticks.
Coach : Antonio Conte.
LUDOGORETS (4-2-3-1) : 23 Iliev; 4 Cicinho, 21 Grigore, 5 Terziev, 3 Nedyalkov; 18 Dyakov, 25 Badji; 95 Cauly, 84 Marcelinho, 88 Wanderson; 28 Keseru.
Facilities: 27 Stoyanov, Tawatha 6, 8 Biton, 10 Swierczok, 13 Tchibota, Ikoko 22, 30 Moti.
Manager : Pavel Vrba.
Referee : Siebert (GER).
Assistants : Seidel, Foltyn.
Fourth Man : Stegemann.
VAR and VAR Assistant : Dankert, Gittelmann.
The first big scoring opportunity of the match was created by Inter in the 5th minute. Sanchez put Lukaku in the goal with a brilliant touch, the Belgian striker showed up in front of the opposing goalkeeper but he kicked him wasting a comfortable opportunity from the net.
At 22 ', it is still Inter to touch the goal. Sanchez broke free from an opponent's dribbling and started a powerful shot which was punched back by the Bulgarian goalkeeper.
Guests take advantage of the first lunge. Cauly got rid of Godin with a shoulder and beat Padelli at the near post. Draw of Inter at 31 '. Eriksen's through ball and Biraghi's shot deflected to the back of the net by an opponent.
Inter completed the comeback at 48 '. Sanchez crossed for Lukaku, the former United striker got his header saved by the opponent's goalkeeper but then the ball hit him on the head again and slipped into the net for the most daring goal. The first half ended on a two-by-one score for Inter.
Inter near the third goal at 52 'and 59'. At 52 ', Sanchez explodes a great right from 20 meters going to hit the crossbar to the opposing goalkeeper beaten, at 59', Lukaku crosses the left from a secluded position, Iliev arrives there and saves the goal by deflecting the Belgian's conclusion on the pole.
In the final game, Antonio Conte also gave space to the young Esposito to let Lukaku rest. Inter won two to one and qualified for the round of 16 of the Europa League.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano