Inter Milan and Benfica produce epic quarter-final match, with Inter Milan emerging victorious

Goals:Internazionale – Benfica – Played on 04/19/2023

The Nerazzurri qualified for the semi-finals of the European Championship, benefiting from its victory away from home last week (2-0), to set a date with Milan in an exciting Italian derby.

Inter advanced through Niccolo Barella in the minute (14), before Frederick Orsnes equalized for the guests in the minute (38).

The Nerazzurri returned to score two consecutive goals by Lautaro Martinez (66) and Joaquin Correa (78), before Antonio Silva scored Benfica’s second goal (86), while Peter Musa equalized in the minute (90 + 5).

The beginning was calm on both sides until the 14th minute, when Barella managed, with individual skill, to score the first goal after receiving the ball and entering the penalty area, and aiming a wonderful ball with his left into the net.

Benfica’s goalkeeper, Flachodemus, almost gifted Inter with the second goal seconds after Barella’s goal, after he went out trying to catch a cross ball, to fall from his hand in front of Dzeko, but he returned and grabbed it quickly.

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Benfica had the first opportunity in the 31st minute, after a free kick in front of the penalty area, which Chikenho executed with a direct and elaborate shot over the wall, so that Inter goalkeeper Onana shone and blocked it twice.

Lautaro doubled the score for Inter in the 33rd minute, after Dzeko’s cross, which the Argentine striker met with a header, but the referee canceled the goal because there was a mistake on Lautaro, who pushed the Benfica player during the shot.

And in the 38th minute, Benfica equalized the score through Frederick Orsnes, who took advantage of an excellent cross from Rafa Silva on the right side, and turned it with a missile header into the net of the Nerazzurri.

In the same way as Benfica’s goal, Inter almost visited Benfica’s net after a perfect cross from Alessandro Bastoni, which was met by Dzeko with a missile header, but it passed near the guests’ right post in the 61st minute.

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Lautaro was able to make his mark by scoring the second goal for Inter in the 66th minute, after several touches between the feet of the Inter players to reach Mkhitaryan, who passed an excellent through ball to Di Marco, and in turn he passed a cross in front of the goal, to be met by Lautaro with a shot into the net.

Inter coach Simone Inzaghi made a triple substitution with Lautaro, Dzeko and Barella leaving, to push Korea, Lukaku and Calhangulu in the 76th minute.

Substitute Joaquín Correa scored the third goal for Inter just two minutes after his participation, after receiving Di Marco’s pass, to pass distinctly from Otamendi and fire a fatal shot into the far corner of the goalkeeper, to hit the post and into the net in the 78th minute.

David Neres, who came on as a substitute with Benfica, almost reduced the score in the 83rd minute had it not been for the post, who blocked his ground shot after a mistake from Brozovic.

And Benfica succeeded in reducing the score in the 86th minute through Antonio Silva, who took advantage of a free kick that was crossed inside the area, to meet it with a header in the far corner of Onana.

Peter Moses equalized for Benfica in the 90 + 5 minute, after a cross from the left, the defense failed to disperse it, reaching Moses, who fired a low shot into the net, recording the tie (3-3).

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