Inter Milan is into the UEFA Europa League quarterfinals after knocking out Getafe on Wednesday, 2-0. Romelu Lukaku scored in the first half, and Christian Eriksen scored in the second half, with Inter’s second goal coming just minutes after a missed penalty kick by Getafe as Jose Bordalas’ team missed a golden chance to pull level.
While Inter was the more clinical side, Getafe created more of the chances but lacked sharpness. That lack of sharpness was also evident in defense by a team usually quite dominant in protecting its goal. The goal from Lukaku came on a ball over the top that was defended well towards the end, but positioning allowed the Beligan striker to get a solid look on frame. Then the second Inter goal came on a horrible attempted clearance from Djene, who kicked the ball right to Eriksen in front of goal, with the midfield making no mistake.
Inter, as a result, will face either Rangers or Bayer Leverkusen in the quarterfinals.
Inter Milan 2, Getafe 0 (FT)
⚽ Inter: Romelu Lukaku (33′)
⚽ Inter: Christian Eriksen (83′)