Inter 2-0 Getafe: Lukaku, Eriksen send Inter to Quarters

Inter 2-0 Getafe Lukaku, Eriksen send Inter to Quarters
Inter 2-0 Getafe Lukaku, Eriksen send Inter to Quarters

Romelu Lukaku and Christian Eriksen scored as Inter Milan beat Getafe 2-0 to reach the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals.

Inter Milan started with the same formation that played against Atalanta in Serie A four days ago. Stefano Sensi made a comeback into Inter after seven months, though he was not used by Conte.

Former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, slotted into the bottom corner from a tight angle through a Alessandro Bastoni’s pass at 33′.

Subsitute Eriksen, who was introduced in 82′ in place of Marcelo Brozović, scored in 83′ from 10-yards, punishing Djene Dakonam’s poor clearance.

Getafe’s Jorge Molina sent the second-half penalty wide after VAR found ball touched Diego Godin’s hand inside the box.

Getafe got two good opportunities within minutes after the match started. Getafe missed those opportunities that could make the match difficult for Inter. Samir Handanović saved a blinder early on.

Inter will face the winner between Bayer Leverkusen and Rangers clash in the quarter-final. The German side have an advantage of 3-1 on aggregate.

The match was played as a one-off tie in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, after the first leg was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This is the first time Inter have reached the quarter-final of a major European competition since the 2010-11 Champions League. Under Antonio Conte Inter had the best league season since 2010-11, when they finished as runners-up in Serie A.

With this match, Lukaku scored in all eight consecutive matches equaling former Newcastle striker Alan shearer’s record in UEFA cup competition.

Alexis Sanchez who signed with Inter Milan in a permanent deal, made substitute appearance in the second half.