Europa League - Round of 32 - 2nd Leg
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Inter Milan 2-1 Ludogorets (4-1 agg): Romelu Lukaku scores as Inter reach last 16

San Siro empty stands
Inter's Europa League tie was played in front of empty stands at the San Siro due to the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy

Romelu Lukaku scored as Inter Milan booked their place in the last 16 of the Europa League with a 4-1 aggregate win over Ludogorets.

The last-32 second leg was played behind closed doors at San Siro Stadium because of the threat of coronavirus.

Cauly opened the scoring for the Bulgarian side, before Cristiano Biraghi and Lukaku put Inter 2-1 up.

The draw for the last 16 takes place on Friday at 12:00 GMT.

The Ludogorets players and staff arrived at the stadium wearing medical face masks, as they had done on the way to their hotel on Wednesday, and were 2-0 down from the first leg against Antonio Conte's men.

Brazilian midfielder Cauly put the visitors in front on 26 minutes with his first goal for the club to level the tie, holding off Diego Godin's challenge to score off the underside of the bar.

Six minutes later it was all square as former Tottenham man Christian Eriksen sent a through ball to Biraghi to squeeze in at the near post.

On the stroke of half-time Lukaku gave Inter a 2-1 lead - not that the Belgian knew much about it.

Who is left in the Europa League?
RangersShakhtar Donetsk
RomaInter Milan
WolfsburgManchester United
LASKOlympiakos
BaselSevilla
Bayer LeverkusenFC Copenhagen
Istanbul BasaksehirGetafe
WolvesRed Bull Salzburg or Eintracht Frankfurt

Former Manchester United team-mate Alexis Sanchez fed the ball into Lukaku, whose initial header was saved by Ludogorets goalkeeper Plamen Iliev, but the ball rebounded on to the striker's head and found its way into the net.

Authorities have confirmed more than 300 cases of coronavirus and 12 deaths in Italy, with the outbreak focused on a small cluster of towns in the northern Lombardy and Veneto regions.

Inter were one of four Serie A clubs to postpone their game last weekend with more league matches affected this weekend.

Manager Conte said the Italian giants did well despite the lack of fans inside the San Siro.

"It seemed like a training session, playing behind closed doors created a very strange atmosphere," said Conte.

"The lads did well to put things back in place immediately after we suffered the goal."

Line-ups

Inter Milan

  • 27Padelli
  • 33D'AmbrosioBooked at 22minsSubstituted forBastoniat 76'minutes
  • 13Ranocchia
  • 2Godín
  • 11Moses
  • 23BarellaSubstituted forBrozovicat 45'minutes
  • 20Valero
  • 24Eriksen
  • 34Biraghi
  • 9LukakuSubstituted forEspositoat 62'minutes
  • 7Sánchez

Substitutes

  • 8Vecino
  • 30Esposito
  • 35Stankovic
  • 37Skriniar
  • 77Brozovic
  • 87Candreva
  • 95Bastoni

Ludogorets

  • 23Iliev
  • 4Gusmao
  • 5Terziev
  • 21Grigore
  • 3Nedyalkov
  • 95Oliveira Souza
  • 25Badji
  • 18Dyakov
  • 88Cristaldo FariasBooked at 70minsSubstituted forTchibotaat 70'minutes
  • 28KeseruSubstituted forSwierczokat 64'minutes
  • 84Nascimento da CostaSubstituted forBitonat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Tawatha
  • 8Biton
  • 10Swierczok
  • 13Tchibota
  • 22Ikoko
  • 27Stoyanov
  • 30Moti
Referee:
Daniel Siebert

Match Stats

Home TeamInter MilanAway TeamLudogorets
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away10
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Inter Milan 2, Ludogorets Razgrad 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Inter Milan 2, Ludogorets Razgrad 1.

Corner, Ludogorets Razgrad. Conceded by Christian Eriksen.

Foul by Dan Biton (Ludogorets Razgrad).

Borja Valero (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Dan Biton (Ludogorets Razgrad) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan).

Corner, Ludogorets Razgrad. Conceded by Andrea Ranocchia.

Attempt blocked. Jakub Swierczok (Ludogorets Razgrad) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dan Biton.

Attempt missed. Mavis Tchibota (Ludogorets Razgrad) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jakub Swierczok.

Substitution

Substitution, Ludogorets Razgrad. Dan Biton replaces Marcelinho.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Alessandro Bastoni replaces Danilo D'Ambrosio.

Foul by Alexis Sánchez (Inter Milan).

Svetoslav Dyakov (Ludogorets Razgrad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Ludogorets Razgrad. Conceded by Cristiano Biraghi.

Foul by Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan).

Cicinho (Ludogorets Razgrad) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Ludogorets Razgrad. Mavis Tchibota replaces Wanderson.

Booking

Wanderson (Ludogorets Razgrad) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Inter Milan. Victor Moses tries a through ball, but Sebastiano Esposito is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Jakub Swierczok (Ludogorets Razgrad) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Svetoslav Dyakov with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Ludogorets Razgrad. Jakub Swierczok replaces Claudiu Keseru.

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Cicinho.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Sebastiano Esposito replaces Romelu Lukaku.

Borja Valero (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marcelinho (Ludogorets Razgrad).

Attempt saved. Claudiu Keseru (Ludogorets Razgrad) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cauly Oliveira Souza.

Corner, Ludogorets Razgrad. Conceded by Danilo D'Ambrosio.

Attempt blocked. Christian Eriksen (Inter Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcelo Brozovic.

Attempt saved. Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cristiano Biraghi.

Foul by Danilo D'Ambrosio (Inter Milan).

Anton Nedyalkov (Ludogorets Razgrad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Victor Moses with a cross.

Alexis Sánchez (Inter Milan) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Marcelo Brozovic.

Foul by Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan).

Wanderson (Ludogorets Razgrad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Dragos Grigore (Ludogorets Razgrad).

Corner, Ludogorets Razgrad. Conceded by Diego Godín.

Attempt blocked. Claudiu Keseru (Ludogorets Razgrad) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Marcelinho.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Marcelo Brozovic replaces Nicolò Barella.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 27th February 2020

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sevilla65011431115
2Apoel Nicosia6312108210
3FK Qarabag6123811-35
4F91 Dudelange6114818-104

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Malmö FF632186211
2FC Copenhagen62315419
3Dynamo Kyiv61417707
4Lugano603325-33

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FC Basel6411124813
2Getafe640284412
3FK Krasnodar6303711-49
4Trabzonspor6015311-81

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1LASK6411114713
2Sporting6402117412
3PSV Eindhoven6222912-38
4Rosenborg6015311-81

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Celtic6411106413
2CFR Cluj640264212
3Lazio620469-36
4Rennes611458-34

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal6321147711
2Frankfurt6303810-29
3Standard Liege6222810-28
4Vitória Guimarães6123710-35

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FC Porto631289-110
2Rangers62318629
3Young Boys62228718
4Feyenoord612379-25

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Espanyol6321124811
2Ludogorets6222101008
3Ferencvárosi TC614157-27
4CSKA Moscow612339-65

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1KAA Gent6330117412
2Wolfsburg632197211
3Saint-Étienne604268-24
4Oleksandria6033610-43

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Istanbul Basaksehir631279-210
2Roma623112669
3B Mgladbach622269-38
4RZ Pellets WAC612378-15

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sporting Braga6420159614
2Wolves6411115613
3Slovan Bratislava61141013-34
4Besiktas6105615-93

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man Utd6411102813
2AZ Alkmaar623115879
3Partizan Belgrade6222101008
4FC Astana6105419-153
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