Inter are going through the prospect of elimination from the Champions League after a 2-0 defeat to Actual Madrid on Wednesday left them rooted to the foot of Group B with simply two matches remaining.
Falling behind early to an Eden Hazard penalty, the Nerazzurri had been left reeling after midfielder Arturo Vidal was despatched off for dissent with solely half an hour performed on the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
Lucas Vazquez rattled the woodwork and Rodrygo tucked dwelling a second after the break for a much-changed Actual Madrid, as Inter by no means regarded like threatening Thibaut Courtois’ aim. The defeat leaves Antonio Conte’s aspect and not using a win within the competitors and a monumental process to qualify.
Actual Madrid bought off to a flyer and had been forward by a penalty with lower than 10 minutes gone. Martin Odegaard threaded by for Nacho and as he regarded to tug the set off, the Spaniard was clipped by Nicolo Barella. Hazard made no mistake from the spot, regardless of Samir Handanovic going the suitable method.
It was nearly 2-0 simply minutes later as Vazquez noticed a low strike from vary crash off the body of the aim with Handanovic crushed.
The guests had been dominating and bought in once more as Ferland Mendy raced clear within the field, however the full-back reduce the ball behind Luka Modric with the aim at his mercy.
Inter lastly usual an opportunity with 20 minutes gone, however regardless of some fast motion on the sting of the field, Vidal may solely blaze over because the ball was rolled into his path.
Nevertheless, the Nerazzurri’s process was made all of the harder with a second of insanity from Vidal. The Chilean went down within the field however after Anthony Taylor waved his claims for a penalty away, the midfielder confronted the referee and was booked. Simply seconds later Vidal’s aggressive demonstration at Taylor noticed him given a second yellow and his marching orders.
Inter started the second half brightly as they chased an equaliser, and Stefan De Vrij noticed a detailed vary effort blocked after assembly Romelu Lukaku’s header throughout the face of aim from a nook.
But the Spaniards doubled their benefit shortly earlier than the hour mark to all however seal victory. Vazquez timed a run behind the defence to perfection to latch onto Toni Kroos’ reverse cross and his cross to the again publish was drilled dwelling emphatically by substitute Rodrygo, netting together with his first contact.
In the meantime, the damaging Vazquez may solely fireplace into the side-netting after assembly a floated freekick on the again publish, while on the different finish Ivan Perisic curled a bending effort simply extensive, as Inter struggled for alternatives.
Though Perisic had Courtois at full energy with a low shot late on, Actual Madrid had been snug in seeing out victory to maneuver into second within the group, while Inter stay backside.