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Atlético defeated Inter in a penalty shootout and became the last quarter-finalist of the Champions League (video)

ByИван Дунаев

Mar 13, 2024

Diego Simeone's team took revenge in an extremely dramatic way "Nerazzurri" for defeat in the first match.

MadridAtlético Madrid hosted Inter Milanin the second leg of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League. The main and extra time of the match at the Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid ended in victory for the hosts with a score of 2:1, and in the penalty shootout the “mattress players” snatched a ticket to the quarterfinals of the tournament – ​​3:2.

In the first game between these teams, Inter beat at homeAtlético with a score of 1:0. So Diego Simeone’s team had to win at home in order to qualify for the next stage.

The task of the “mattress guys” became more difficult in the 33rd minute when Federico Dimarco put the Nerazzurri ahead after Nicolo Barella's pass.

However, the Spanish club very quickly responded with a goal of their own – in the 35th minute, Antoine Griezmann reacted to the rebound of the ball in someone else's penalty area and shot into Yann Sommer's goal.

In the second half, Atlético put crazy pressure on the goal of the Italian championship leader in the hope of scoring another goal and sending the game into extra time. This bore fruit in the 87th minute, when Memphis Depay took advantage of Koke's pass and sent the ball into the corner of the Milan club's goal from outside the penalty area.

So Thus, the teams waited for two extra periods of 15 minutes each, where they were unable to hit each other's goals. Consequently, the winner of the two-game confrontation was determined in a penalty shootout.

Atlético players scored three out of four penalty kicks – Depay, Rodrigo Riquelme and Angel Correa were accurate from the mark, and Saul Niguez failed to beat Sommer.

In turn, Inter players did not score any three out of five penalties, which meant defeat for them and elimination from the most prestigious European Cup. Despite the accurate shots of Hakan Calhanoglu and Francesco Acerbi, Simone Inzaghi's team was let down by Alexis Sanchez, Davy Klassen (they did not beat Atlético goalkeeper Jan Oblak) and Lautaro Martinez, who launched the ball much higher than the goal with his last shot.

Review of the match “Atlético” – “Inter”

Remember, the draw is 1/4 and The 1/2 finals of the Champions League are scheduled for Friday, March 15.

The 2023/24 Champions League final will take place on June 1 at Wembley Stadium in London.

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