Late win for united as Lukaku fire Inter to Europa semis


Italian Serie A side Inter Milan continue with their fine form in the 2019/20 Europa League as they defeated Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 on Monday at the Esprit Arena to reach the semifinals of the tournament.

Milan dominated the proceedings of the match from the start and took the lead in the 15th minute when Barella scored from a rebound after Lukaku’s shot was blocked in the box.

6 minutes later, the Belgian international Lukaku doubled the lead for Milan and set a record to have scored in 9 consecutive games of the tournament this season.

Havert reduced the damage for the Germany side in the 24th minute to give them hope of a possible come back but inter Milan defended the lead until half time.

The second half produced no goals from either side and Inter Milan are through to the semifinals of the tournament for the first time since the 2009/10 season.

In another match played at the Rhein Energie Stadion, Manchester United relied on extra-time penalty spot-kick converted by Bruno Fernandes to defeat Copenhagen 1-0 and progress to the semifinals.

The English side was unlucky on the night as they scored a goal in each half of regulation time through Mason Greenwood and both goals didn’t count as they were ruled offside to the frustration of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his men.

With the match tied at 0-0 after 90 minutes, the match went into extra time and United’s pressing on Copenhagen’s defence paid off in the 95th minute when Martial was brought down in the box which Fernandes stepped up to convert the resulting spot-kick for the game to end 1-9 in favour of Manchester United.

Inter Milan and Manchester United await the winners of the two remaining quarterfinal matches to be played on Tuesday as Basel take on Shakhtar Donetsk while Wolves play against Sevilla respectively.

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