Romelu Lukaku scores for Inter Milan in Champions League against FC Porto

Nnational player Robin Gosens has landed the hoped-for victory in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League with Inter Milan. The Nerrazurri defeated FC Porto 1-0 (0-0) at their home Giuseppe Meazza Stadium thanks to a late goal by striker Romelu Lukaku and can dream of reaching the last eight.

Lukaku, who, like Gosens, was only substituted on after 58 minutes, scored shortly before the end (86th) and thus rewarded Inter’s final offensive against ten Portuguese. First he hit the post, but then he was still successful in the second attempt. Otavio (78th) saw the yellow-red card. As a result, the Serie A runners-up will head into the second leg on March 14 in Portugal with a lead.

Gosens sat on the bench for almost 60 minutes before the 14-time national player ran on the left flank. With him, Inter increased the pressure and finally got through against Porto’s defense around defender Pepe.

Both teams fought a hard-fought and very balanced match from the start, in which Porto did not hide. Head coach Sergio Conceicao’s team, who have not lost in their last ten competitive games, repeatedly put pinpricks and forced Milan keeper Andre Onana to make a few saves. On the other hand, former Bundesliga pro Hakan Calhanoglu skilfully led Inter’s attacking game.


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