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Save the best for last: a dramatic 0:1 for Inter over Porto in the first game - voila! sport


Substitute Lukaku gave the Nerazzurri an advantage in the round of 16 ahead of the second leg in Portugal (86), after Otavio left the visitors with ten men (78)

Round of 16 - first match








Romelu Lukaku is having trouble showing the ability from his first and successful term at San Siro this season, but tonight (Wednesday) he proved exactly why Inter sent him back this summer on loan from Chelsea.

The Belgian striker, who joined as a substitute, gave the Milanese a valuable 0:1 in the round of 16 of the Champions League against Porto, perhaps on the way to the first quarter-finals after 12 years.

The Belgian, who also scored in the last round of the league, made way for Edin Dzeko in the lineup, but after the Bosnian did not affect what was happening on the field, Simona Inzaghi pulled the Belgian off the bench.

Both teams fought hard and wrested great saves from goalkeepers Andre Onana and Diego Costa, but the turning point came in the 78th minute.

Otabio, who was in doubt for the match, received a second yellow card and left the guest with ten players, when in addition he will be absent from the return match at the home stadium of Dragao.

Inter needed just eight minutes to capitalize on the numerical advantage, with Lukaku first hitting the crossbar but the rebound being tapped into the net by Costa.

The stunned and frustrated Dragons were unable to recover, and in the home game they will have to complete a turnaround to get the ticket to the quarterfinals.

Inter line-up:

Andre Unana, Alessandro Bastoni, Francesco Accervi, Milan Shkriniar (Denzel Dumfries, 81), Matteo Darmian, Nicolo Barella, Hakan Chalchaniolo, Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Marcelo Brozovic, 71), Federico DiMarco (Robin Goesns, 58), Lautro Martins, Edin Dzeko (Romelo Lukaku, 58).

Porto lineup:

Diego Costa, Joao Mario (Gonzalo Borges, 90+2), Pepe, Ivan Marcano, Zaido Sanusi, Mateus Uribe, Marko Gruic, Pepe Aquino, Otavio, Wanderson Galeno (Avenilsson, 51), Mehdi Tarmi (Wendel, 83).

An advantage for the rematch.

Inter players celebrate (Photo: Reuters)

feeling of missing out.

Tarmi (Photo: GettyImages, Marco BERTORELLO / AFP)

the progress of the game

Opening whistle at San Siro, will Inter get an advance for the second leg in Porto?


Inter's first dangerous chance.

Dimarco raised to the box, Lautro Martinez hit over the frame

The host is more dangerous in the opening.

Lautro Martins in front of Marcano (Photo: GettyImages, Marco Luzzani)


Celahnoilo kicked hard outside the box, Diego Costa headed to the corner


Grujic threatened from outside the box with Porto's first attempt, but shot over the bar

Porto shows signs of awakening.

Galen in front of Darmian (Photo: GettyImages, Marco Luzzani)


Pepe Aquino kicked from the air, Lautro Martinez pushed with his body and prevented the ball from reaching Onana's frame


A huge opportunity for Porto.

Tarmi left with the heel to Grouch who kicked hard and stopped at Onana.

Galeno knocked the rebound out even though the net remained exposed

Left great on the heel, but the move did not end in the goal.

Tarami is ahead of Acherbi (Photo: Reuters)


A confrontation between the players of the two teams ended in a first yellow card for each side - DiMarco in Inter, Otavio in Porto


Dimarco collected a free kick into the box, Bastoni struck and Diego Costa provided a spectacular save, in what was the last move of the first half

Almost scored just before the break.

in Estonia (Photo: GettyImages, Marco Luzzani)


First substitution in Porto - Avnelson came in instead of Galeno


A deep ball into the box found Barla who kicked into the far corner, but the ball slipped past the post

Missed a great opportunity.

Tarmi (Photo: GettyImages, Marco BERTORELLO / AFP)


Portu galloped into a dangerous burst attack, Tarmi kicked weakly and Unana headed


Onana provided two great saves from the goal line to the threats of Sanusi and Tarmi, at the end of the move the linesman waved a flag for Nabadel

Will it make a difference?

Lukaku replaces Dzeko (Photo: Reuters)


Lukaku replaced Dzeko in the Inter attack, Goesns replaced Dimarco


Yellow card for Pepe Aquino following a foul on Chalchanuilo

Looking for a decision.

Lautro Martins and Pepe (Photo: Reuters)

sixty nine

Lukaku chested Barella who kicked hard, but over Costa's frame


Brozovich replaced Mkhitaryan at Inter

He was looking to please his friend.

Lukaku (Photo: Reuters)


Lukaku looked for Martinez with a wide pass, the Argentine couldn't reach the ball


Tarmi tried to twist in the joints, but missed by a few inches

Porto is holding on, for now.

Diego Costa (Photo: GettyImages, Marco Luzzani)


Otavio received a second yellow card and a red, listed in ten players


Celahnoilo, who squeezed the red, saw the Porto wall stop his free kick

Listed in ten players.

Ottavio is removed (Photo: GettyImages, Marco Luzzani)


Dumfries came in instead of Kariniar at Inter


Defensive substitution in Porto - the defender Wendell entered instead of the striker Taremi

his moment

Lukaku celebrates (Photo: Reuters)



Lukaku hit the crossbar, the ball came back to him and the striker rebounded into the net.

0:1 to Inter


Lukaku came close to a quick double with a strong kick to the frame, Costa deflected

air to breath.

Inter players celebrate (Photo: Reuters)


Late substitution in Porto - Borges instead of Joao Mario


Final whistle at the San Siro, Inter with an advance for the second leg at the Dragao Stadium

The second leg of the Champions League round of 16 between Inter and Porto will be held on March 14 at the Dragao Stadium in Portugal.

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