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Porto 0-0 Inter Milan (0-1 on agg): Italian side move into Champions League quarter-finals

Edin Dzeko has a shot for Inter Milan against Porto
Inter Milan won the European Cup in 1964 and 1965 and the Champions League in 2010

Inter Milan moved into the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2011 as they eliminated Porto in their last-16 tie.

In a frantic finish, Mehdi Taremi hit the post and then the crossbar in injury time for Porto, who also had Brazilian winger Pepe sent off.

Away goalkeeper Andre Onana also made a number of key saves as Inter held on.

Porto, second in the Primeira Liga, were without 40-year-old Portugal defender Pepe, a three-time Champions League winner with Real Madrid, while midfielder Otavio was suspended after his red card for two bookable offences in the first leg.

The hosts had the best chances in the first half but Onana made a fine save to keep out Mateus Uribe’s 25-yard strike.

Taremi also curled a shot wide, Evanilson saw his effort blocked by Federico Dimarco’s excellent sliding challenge and Stephen Eustaquio was unable to get a touch on an inviting low cross.

Porto fans spell out the words FC Porto before their game against Inter Milan
Porto fans produced this impressive Tifo before the game, but the home supporters could not inspire their team to victory

Uribe fired a volley over in the second half, Onana denied Marko Grujic and Inter’s Denzel Dumfries cleared a shot off the line but the home side could not make the breakthrough as Inter defended excellently.

Edin Dzeko had the visitors’ best opportunity with a low, angled strike but was denied by home goalkeeper Diogo Costa.

Inter, three-time European champions, join city rivals AC Milan in Friday’s quarter-final draw, which takes place at 11:00 GMT at Uefa’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

Bayern Munich, Benfica, Chelsea and Manchester City are also in the last eight.

Serie A leaders Napoli, 18 points clear of Inter, could become the third Italian side through as they hold a 2-0 advantage over Eintracht Frankfurt before Wednesday’s second leg, while Real Madrid lead 5-2 against Liverpool after their first-leg victory at Anfield.

Inter’s last appearance in the Champions League quarter-finals came 12 years ago when they lost 7-3 on aggregate to German side Schalke.


FC Porto

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 99Diogo Costa
  • 11Aquino CossaBooked at 90mins
  • 2Cardoso
  • 5Marcano
  • 12SanusiSubstituted forWendellat 85′minutes
  • 16Grujic
  • 8UribeSubstituted forNamasoat 85′minutes
  • 30de Lima BarbosaSubstituted forMartínezat 71′minutes
  • 46EustáquioSubstituted forRusso Francoat 71′minutes
  • 13Rodrigues do Nascimento Galeno
  • 9Taremi


  • 4Mota Veiga Teixeira Carmo
  • 7Fonseca de Souza
  • 14Morais Ramos
  • 17Fernandes da Conceição
  • 19Namaso
  • 20Russo Franco
  • 22Wendell
  • 29Martínez
  • 67Cardoso Sousa
  • 70Albuquerque Borges
  • 87Pereira Folha
  • 94Portugal Lima

Inter Milan

Formation 3-5-2

  • 24Onana
  • 36DarmianBooked at 33minsSubstituted forSkriniarat 80′minutes
  • 15AcerbiBooked at 90mins
  • 95BastoniSubstituted forde Vrijat 74′minutes
  • 2Dumfries
  • 23BarellaSubstituted forBrozovicat 80′minutes
  • 20Çalhanoglu
  • 22Mkhitaryan
  • 32DimarcoSubstituted forD’Ambrosioat 70′minutes
  • 10La Martínez
  • 9DzekoBooked at 69minsSubstituted forLukakuat 70′minutes


  • 1Handanovic
  • 5Gagliardini
  • 6de Vrij
  • 11Correa
  • 12Bellanova
  • 14Asllani
  • 21Cordaz
  • 33D’Ambrosio
  • 37Skriniar
  • 45Carboni
  • 77Brozovic
  • 90Lukaku

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