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Check the main site for more post-match coverage. We’ll see you tomorrow for Napoli vs. Barcelona.

21:56 FT: PSV 1-1 Borussia Dortmund

 

21:54 FT: Inter 1-0 Atletico Madrid

21:53 Carlos Augusto booked

Carlos Augusto into the book for a shirt tug to prevent the counter.

21:51 Inter corner

Frattesi was there, but couldn’t turn.

21:50 Dumfries attack

Dumfries shrugs off Lino and wins a corner.

21:49 Stoppages

Into 5 minutes of stoppages.

 

21:48 Erk!

Sommer error, Morata should make the most of it, but he slips and can’t get decent purchase on the finish!

21:47 Inter sub

Lautaro Martinez off, Alexis Sanchez on.

21:46 Morata chance!

Ball whipped in by Lino, Morata does get the header, but De Vrij made himself annoying!

21:45 Frattesi booked

Another promising Barella chance in the box, but again the Atleti defence closes around him like a clam protecting a pearl. Frattesi goes into the book for a foul on Lino.

21:44 Arnautovic goal

 

21:43 Morata booked

Morata into the book for tripping Pavard, who had already gone.

21:42 General chaos

Inter pouring forward, Arnautovic knocks it back for Lautaro, Barella gathers and runs out of room, back-heel flick and then nobody knows what’s happening, Atleti get it clear.

21:40 Savic booked

Savic booked less for the foul on Lautaro, more for the endless protesting and moaning.

21:39 Lino close!

Lino with an absolute scorcher from outside the box and it flashes inches wide of the near post!

21:38 Inter 1-0 Atletico Madrid: Marko Arnautovic!

Thank goodness it was him, after those misses earlier! Inter throw-in not dealt with very well by Reinildo, Lautaro Martinez goes through and forces a tough save from Oblak, but Arnautovic meets the rebound and Lino fails to clear it off the line!

21:37 Atleti sub

Correa on, Griezmann off

21:36 Save on Lautaro!

Big chance for Inter! Lautaro got in front of the defender for a header on a Calhanoglu cross from the right, but Oblak was able to catch it!

21:34 Calha charged down

Arnautovic doing better with the assist from the left, it comes to Calhanoglu, whose shot is charged down – but was scuffed anyway, it has to be said.

21:32 Another Arnautovic chance

Dumfries rolls across from the right, Arnautovic does not get there for the tap-in from six yards, but the Atleti defender with his body.

21:31 Inter change

Frattesi on, Mkhitaryan off. Barella moves to the right.

21:30 That Arnautovic chance

 

21:29 What is wrong with Calhanoglu?

He’s misplacing passes all over the place. Barella sprints back to prevent a very dangerous Lino counter.

21:28 Inter changes

The Inzaghi Special: Carlos Augusto and Dumfries on, Dimarco and Darmian off.

21:27 Atletico changes

Pablo Barrios and Reinildo on, Hermoso and Molina off

21:26 Morata error

Atleti free kick flikced into the box, Morata goes over very easily under pressure, then he blocks the ball under him and that is not allowed.

21:24 Inter threaten

Barella cross skims the heads of Arnautovic and Lautaro Martinez.

21:23 Witsel getting treatment

Witsel getting treatment for over-stretching in that move. And Arnautovic looking like he can hear everything that InterFanatic is no doubt shouting at him right now.

21:21 ARNAUTOVIC, NO!

Oh that had to be a goal, it had to be! Arnautovic cuts inside, give and go with Lautaro, Witsel doesn’t intercept and the Austrian fires over from six yards!

21:20 Attendance

Attendance is 73,709

21:18 Koke well over

Koke blasts well over after more good work from Lino, who is the danger man down their left.

21:18 Corner easy for Sommer

Atleti starting to get a bit more aggressive with the introduction of Morata.

21:16 Atletico Madrid chance!

Oof. Llorente sent clear on a through ball, De Vrij sprints back and JUST makes the tackle, sending the ricochet onto Sommer for a corner.

21:16 Thuram updates

 

21:15 PSV 1-1 Borussia Dortmund

Luuk de Jong

21:14 Atletico Madrid chance!

Lino with a good run down the left, give and go with De Paul, is alone with Sommer, but fires wide from a tight angle!

21:13 Morata on

Morata on, Saul Niguez off. Barella still getting treatment.

21:12 Hermoso booked

First yellow card of the game, Hermoso into the book for stamping on Barella’s foot. He proper stamped on him.

21:11 Arnautovic chance

Darmian whips a ball into the box, Arnautovic header flashes not far wide! It was perhaps intended for Dimarco, which is why the Austrian is apologising…

21:07 Big Arnautovic chance!

Gah! Inter play out from the back, ball rolled across from the left by Dimarco and Arnautovic is a bit late to get there, comes sliding in and balloons over from 12 yards!

21:06 Foul on Oblak

Dimarco corner causes a bit of chaos, but eventually Pavard pushes Oblak.

21:06 Inter chance

Ball intercepted, Lautaro shot deflected for a corner.

21:03 2nd half kicks off: Inter 0-0 Atletico Madrid

Savic on, Gimenez off for Atleti.

21:03 Thuram injury

Sky Sport Italia say it is a twinge in the right adductor, will be evaluated over the next few days.

21:01 Arnautovic on

Arnautovic on, Thuram off due to injury.

Savic also not fully fit, he’s doing some stretching exercises to check.

20:55 Thuram probably out

Marko Arnautovic is warming up. So is the entire Atletico Madrid bench, but Savic with more intensity.

20:48 Half-Time: Inter 0-0 Atletico Madrid

Thuram is shrugging his head. Not sure he’s coming back out.

20:47 Thuram does not look ok

Thuram touching the inside of his thigh. It’s almost half-time, so will hang on until then for further evaluation.

20:45 Inter chance!

Better! Inter win the ball back, Lautaro rolls across for Thuram, he then finds Barella, who gives it back to Thuram, the Frenchman’s strike is smothered by Oblak. And Thuram immediately went down with a problem…

20:44 And again

Mkhitaryan tracks back to intercept a potential Atleti move, Inter try to counter, but again Calhanoglu misplaces the pass for Thuram.

20:43 Calhanoglu having a bad night

Calhanoglu misplacing a lot of passes and now handball. Simeone wants him booked, which is ridiculously harsh, it was in midfield.

20:42 That was a dangerous counter

Atleti knew the Inter short corner routine, intercepted it and went on the counter-attack. Another reason to dislike short corners.

20:40 Nooooooooo Lautaro!

Thuram intercepted a wayward pass, ran forward, rolled across to Lautaro, who took a touch and then scuffed it horribly! Deflection at least gets a corner. A corner that Inter take short and make a total mess of with Calhanoglu.

20:38 Inter shot on target!

Barella cross from the right, Lautaro Martinez gets in front of Gimenez with a glancing header and smothered by Oblak!

20:37 Atleti throw-in

Long throw-in, Witsel can’t steer it the right way for his team.

20:35 Hmm

Remember everyone assuring Atleti don’t just defend and counter nowadays? Don’t think we believe that at all…

20:34 Lautaro chance

Long ball over the top, Thuram nods it down for Lautaro on the half-volley from outside the box, not far off target!

20:32 PSV 0-1 Borussia Dortmund

 

20:30 Lautaro pass intercepted

Dimarco probably offside anyway, but the Lautaro through ball was blocked too.

20:27 Kanye West is here

In case anyone cares.

 

20:25 PSV 0-1 Borussia Dortmund

Malen goal

20:24 Inter keeping possession

It’s a tactical stalemate so far, Atleti into defensive mode.

20:21 Hermoso horrible

Hermoso hits a volley from the edge of the area that is so bad, it goes for a throw-in.

20:20 Witsel decisive

Inter, please stop misplacing so many passes. Meanwhile, De Vrij on the attack in the final third, tries to roll across and intercepted by Witsel.

20:17 It’s a tactical mirror

It is man-to-man all over the pitch. Bastoni cross just beyond Barella at the back post.

20:15 Penalty appeals

Lautaro Martinez shot deflected off Witsel, ricochets onto the arm of Molina. The referee sees it and considers this to be a natural movement. It was borderline, but just about got away with that.

20:14 Another bad pass

That is the second time Mkhitaryan has misplaced a pass during an attacking move.

20:13 Atleti chance

Burst down the left, cross perhaps fingertipped by Sommer, comes back to Lino, whose right-foot curler is wide of the far post.

20:12 Inter counter

Promising Inter attack with Mkhitaryan, but made a no-look pass to Bastoni. He should’ve looked, as there was an Atleti player to intercept.

20:12 Old teammates

 

20:10 Calhanoglu wide

Long Inter throw-in cleared as far as Calhanoglu, hits it into the ground on the volley and wide.

20:09 High press from Inter

Bastoni, a defender who plays like a creative midfielder, is pressing Witsel, a midfielder playing as a defender, near the corner flag.

20:07 De Vrij clears

Dangerous Atleti cross in from the left, De Vrij intercepts and then there is a Witsel foul on Lautaro.

20:05 Inter threaten

Barella sprints down the right, rolls across for Thuram, perhaps a bit overhit and that did not help Thuram’s first touch. Took it straight out of play.

20:05 Thuram nods off target

Free kick taken quickly, Bastoni long ball for the Thuram header.

20:04 The Chaaaampions

 

20:02 We have kick-off in Inter vs. Atletico Madrid!

Inter: Sommer; Pavard, De Vrij, Bastoni; Darmian, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Thuram, Lautaro Martinez

Inter bench: Di Gennaro, Audero, Dumfries, Arnautovic, Klaassen, Frattesi, Buchanan, Asllani, Carlos Augusto, Bisseck, Stankovic, Alexis Sanchez

Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Witsel, Gimenez, Hermoso; Molina, De Paul, Koke, Saul, Lino; Griezmann, Llorente

Atletico bench: Moldovan, Antonio Gomis, Gabriel, Depay, Correa, Savic, Riquelme, Vermeeren, Morata, Reinildo, Barrios

Ref: Kovacs (ROU)

20:01 A minute’s silence for Andreas Brehme

A true Inter legend. And a lovely man.

 

Ref: Kovacs (ROU)

19:58 All together now

THE CHAAAAAMPIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONS!

19:58 The teams are on the pitch

Here we go.

19:57 Analysis of Inter

 

19:56 A lot of Atleti fans still outside

 

Some delays reported in getting the visiting fans inside the arena. It is sold out.

 

19:55 Acerbi is there

Injured, but he waited outside the locker room to give all his teammates high fives as they came out.

19:52 Inter vs. Atletico Madrid line-ups

Inter: Sommer; Pavard, De Vrij, Bastoni; Darmian, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Thuram, Lautaro Martinez

Inter: Di Gennaro, Audero, Dumfries, Arnautovic, Klaassen, Frattesi, Buchanan, Asllani, Carlos Augusto, Bisseck, Stankovic, Alexis Sanchez

Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Witsel, Gimenez, Hermoso; Molina, De Paul, Koke, Saul, Lino; Griezmann, Llorente

Atletico bench: Moldovan, Antonio Gomis, Gabriel, Depay, Correa, Savic, Riquelme, Vermeeren, Morata, Reinildo, Barrios

Ref: Kovacs (ROU)

19:52 POLL

 

19:51 POLL

 

19:51 Beppe Marotta

 

19:50 Morata

 

19:40 Something to keep an eye on

 

19:35 Current teammates

 

19:34 Former teammates

 

19:33 Beppe Marotta

 

19:31 Warming up

The teams are warming up, it’s 11 degrees C, which is by no means cold for this time of year.

19:26 Matteo Darmian

 

19:22 Welcome to Milano

 

19:13 Sombre tone at pitchside

Inter legends Riccardo Ferri and Beppe Bergomi are still working on this match, but are distraught at the news of Brehme’s death. He really was just a lovely person and they assure they would keep in regular contact, he still had a house in Italy and they would meet up.

19:08 Arrival of the two buses

 

19:01 Inter are mourning

Inter will be wearing black armbands after the sudden death of Scudetto winner Andy Brehme, who died today at the age of 63.

18:56 POLL

 

18:55 Inter bus

The Inter bus is having to crawl very slowly through a HUGE crowd of fans outside San Siro. The Atleti bus already arrived.

18:54 POLL

 

18:53 Inter vs. Atletico Madrid

 

18:50 Inter vs. Atletico Madrid line-ups

Inter: Sommer; Pavard, De Vrij, Bastoni; Darmian, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Thuram, Lautaro Martinez

Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Witsel, Gimenez, Hermoso; Molina, De Paul, Koke, Saul, Lino; Griezmann, Llorente

Ref: Kovacs (ROU)

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from the Champions League Round of 16 as Inter host Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid.

It kicks off at San Siro at 20.00 GMT.

The second leg will be at the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday March 13.

So far in 2024, the Nerazzurri have won all eight competitive matches and are now nine points clear at the top of Serie A with a game in hand.

Atleti had one point from three matches before their 5-0 hammering of Las Palmas at the weekend.

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