Highlight Inter Milan vs Borussia M'gladbach
- Title : Highlight Inter Milan vs Borussia M'gladbach
Borussia Mönchengladbach drew at Inter Milan in their first Champions League game after almost four years. Borussia did not take place for a long time with the top Italian team - and in the end I had to be a little annoyed about the result.
Inter-coach Antonio Conte had to do without the ex-Dortmund Hakimi, whose positive corona test became known only a few hours before kick-off. For him, Darmian moved to the right wing. Compared to the 1-2 derby defeat against AC Milan, Eriksen and Sanchez also started for Brozovic and Martinez.
Gladbach's coach Marco Rose was able to fall back on Plea, who missed the 1-1 draw against Wolfsburg due to the birth of his child. The French moved into the starting line-up for captain Stindl, and Bensebaini was given preference over Wendt on the left behind.
Inter determines the game - but Gladbach's defense is secure
Unsurprisingly, it was initially the Italians who took control of the game. Perisic in particular put a lot of pressure on the left, but the Gladbach defense was very safe in their own penalty area. Only a free kick from Eriksen (13th) caused danger in the opening quarter of an hour. However, Inter found better and better and came after a fine combination to the first good opportunity of the game, Kramer blocked Eriksen's dangerous low shot (21st).
Initially, Mönchengladbach practically did not take place offensive, but did extremely concentrated defensive work, especially in the center. It was only after about half an hour that Borussia made the game a little more balanced, but acted too imprecisely in the few relief attacks. Instead, just before the break, Inter had the best chance of the first round: Lukaku's low shot hissed just past the far corner (41st).
Lukaku dusts off - Bensebaini precisely from the point
In the second half, the Belgian got his regular strike partner aside: Martinez replaced Sanchez at break - and after a good three minutes he was involved in Inter's opening goal: Martinez actually headed an opening diagonal ball from Vidal past the goal, but d'Ambrosio reached the ball before the baseline and put it back to Darmian. Its conclusion was deflected by Kramer at Lukaku's feet, the storm tank dusted off from the spin to 1-0 for the home side (49th).
Borussia was now also challenged offensively and appeared a bit more. In order to get the first real chance in the game (and at the same time to equalize), the opponent needed support: Vidal fouled Thuram in the penalty area, after VAR intervention there was the due penalty. Bensebaini stepped up and scored precisely to equalize - it was Borussia's first shot on goal in the entire game (63rd).
In the final phase it gets wild: Gladbach leads to Neuhaus' Traumpass
Although Inter had more play again and a long-range shot by Eriksen (67th) gave them a presentable opportunity, but Mönchengladbach made the game much more even than in the first round and recorded through Neuhaus (77th) and Thuram (79th) further degrees. It should be the start of a spectacular final phase.
First, Inter sniffed the renewed opening goal, but a brilliant direct acceptance from Martinez only crashed against the post (82nd). Instead, Borussia suddenly led only a short time later: Neuhaus hit a towering pass from his own half through two Inter chains exactly into Hofmann's run. The offensive man had a free run and missed Handanovic the tunnel, but the hit only counted after a minute-long VAR check (84th).
Lukaku for second: Inter save a point
Inter responded with furious attacks in the final minutes - and rewarded themselves: Sommer showed another brilliant save against Darmian's header, but after the next corner the ball was in the Borussia goal. Bastoni extended Kolarov's sharp cross to the second post, where Lukaku pushed the ball over the line with his knee from a very short distance (90 '). In stoppage time Mönchengladbach even had to worry about one point, but a free kick from Kolarov in the final minute only landed on the side netting (90 + 7).
Gladbach will continue in the Bundesliga in Mainz on Saturday (3:30 p.m.), while Inter (6:00 p.m.) will be challenged at CFC Genoa on the same day.