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Night Of Disappointment As Inter Crash Out Of Champions League

Inter were knocked out of the Champions League on Tuesday after they could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to Group B’s bottom club PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday.

The Nerazzurri will now play in the Europa League, whose Thursday/Sunday schedule could make finishing in the top four in Serie A more difficult.

Heading into the match, Inter did not control their own destiny, but they knew that a win would force Spurs to win at the Camo Nou. But in a tension filled night at the Giuseppe Meazza, Luciano Spalletti’s side could not manage that.

A night of tension could not have started any worse for Inter when PSV took a shock lead in the 13th minute when Hirving Lozano headed home after a bad mistake by Kwadwo Asamoah. Asamoah tried to turn past Steven Bergwijn. He was dispossessed by the Eindhoven forward, who crossed to the far post where Lozano headed in

Inter got a huge boost when Barca took an early lead in the other game, and PSV were under constant pressure.Icardi headed wide from a Perisic cross and again from the tricky Matteo Politano as Inter flung a series of balls into the Eindhoven area without success.

Inter continued to press desperately after the break, and Icardi had a shot brilliantly turned around the post by Zoet, who then blocked a low effort from Politano. They eventually levelled when Politano floated a long cross to the far post, where Icardi got free of Trent Sainsbury to squeeze his header past Zoet. At that point, Inter were heading through to the next round. But their dreams were crushed late in the game when Tottenham equalised in Barcelona, silencing San Siro

Inter were twice close to snatching a win in stoppage time. The first was when Icardi had the ball taken off his toe by a brilliant last-ditch tackle and then when substitute Lautaro Martinez headed over Ivan Perisic’s cross from an unmarked position.

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