A negative draw decided the outcome of Inter Milan’s match against Portuguese hosts Porto, who brought the two teams together on Tuesday night at the Dragao Stadium in Portugal in the second leg of the 16th round of the 2022-2023 championship. League competition.
Two weeks ago, Inter Milan won 1-0 at home and advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament. Porto’s Portuguese player Laveran Pepe was sent off in the 97th minute before the end of the match.
Inter Milan’s squad was as follows: Goalkeepers: Onana / Defensive Line: Darmian, Francesco Acerbi, Alessandro Bastoni, Dumfries / Midfield: Niccolò Barella, Chalhan Oglu, Mikhtaryan, Federico Di Marco / Attack Line Lautaro Martinez, Dzeko.
And the Italian giants only needed to draw in this meeting, be it negative or positive, which allowed them to achieve this and already reach the quarterfinals.
Inter Milan reached the Champions League round of 16 finishing second in Group C behind Bayern Munich with 10 points from 3 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses, 10 goals and 7 conceded.
While Porto have cemented their position in the current round of the Champions League by topping the second group table with 12 points from winning 4 matches, losing 2, scoring 12 goals and conceding 7.
Historically, the two teams of Inter Milan have met Porto in 6 matches, during which the Nerazzurri managed to win 3 matches, lose 1 and draw 2.