Inter 2-2 Gladbach: Lukaku’s last-gasp equaliser saves Inter

Romelu Lukaku-Inter Milan

The Belgian has helped Inter pick up a thrilling draw against Monchengladbach.

Inter Milan have secured a thrilling draw against Borussia Monchengladbach in their opening match of the Champions League at San Siro.

The match couldn’t have asked for more entertainment as two goals came in the final six minutes.

After a goalless first half, Inter broke the deadlock with the help of Romelo Lukaku, who would save his side from a defeat in the end.

Monchengladbach found the equalizer at the 63rd minute after Ramy Bensebaini scored a penalty, courtesy of Arturo Vidal’s silly foul.

With both the teams looking for a breakthrough for the second time in the game, Inter nearly had it after Lautaro Martinez’s stunning effort. Matteo Darmian, who starred as Inter’s right wing-back, found the Argentine with a cross before his stunning volley hit the crossbar, much to everyone’s dismay.

At the other end, the Germans took the lead at the 84th minute from Jonas Hofmann’s goal. Christopher Cramer threaded in a line breaking pass from the middle and it was then flicked on to Hoffman, who was standing beside the last man of Inter’s defence, by Plea. The German winger then timed his run to perfection before slotting the ball through the legs of Samir Handanovic.

The drama continued till the eleventh hour as Lukaku scored a header to put the Nerazzurri on the level terms right at the stroke of the regular time.

Inter could have added another goal in the injury time as Darmian’s header was saved by Yan Sommer.