Easier than the final score shows, Inter prevailed 1-0 of Benfica in Milan and celebrating their first “three points” in the 3rd group of the Champions League, kept the “eagles” in last place and without a point! On the other hand, with their victory, the Nerazzurri “caught” Real Sociedad, who earlier passed (0-2) from Salzburg.
The two teams share the top, having four points each, while in 3rd place are the Austrians – who, we remind you, in the premiere they had wiped out Benfica in Lisbon. After tonight’s results, the Portuguese team clearly have their backs against the wall even for their European continuation…
In Milan, however, Benfica was the one threatened firstwith Oursnes in the 13th minute shooting from a good position and Sommer making a difficult clearance for a corner, from which Di Maria scored directly beam of the hosts! The follow-up, however, belonged to Inter, who saw Dumfries, Tsalhanoglu and Barela unable to put the ball into Trubin’s net.
The second half was one duel of Lautaro Martines with the… goalpost and the goalkeeper of Benfica! Inter were excellent, pressing the Portuguese, who luckily had not conceded a goal already. In the 53rd minute, Dumfries had a chance to make it 1-0, while a minute later Lautaro hit the post, just like in the 61st minute! Finally, Mr Turam provided the solution in the 62nd minute with an excellent finish. Nothing changed until the final, with Lautaro adding three more unlikely opportunitiesbut it wasn’t his night.
The results of the 2nd match of the group:
Salzburg-Real Sociedad 0-2
(7′ Oyarthambal, 27′ Mendes)
The next (3rd) matchday 24/10:
Benfica-Real Sociedad (22:00)
The standings of the 4th group:
Source: Sport Fm
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