Champions League - Group B
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Inter Milan 2-2 Borussia Monchengladbach: Romelu Lukaku scores twice for Inter

Romelu Lukaku scores for Inter Milan against Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League
Romelu Lukaku has scored in each of his last nine games in European competition for Inter Milan

Romelu Lukaku scored a dramatic 90th-minute equaliser as Inter Milan rescued a point against Borussia Monchengladbach in their opening Champions League Group B game.

After a goalless first half, Belgium forward Lukaku put Inter ahead from close range with his eighth goal in eight games for club and country.

But Monchengladbach's Ramy Bensebaini levelled from the penalty spot after Arturo Vidal lunged into Marcus Thuram inside the box.

The referee initially waved play on after Vidal's challenge before stopping the game moments later and pointing to the spot after watching a replay of the incident on a pitchside screen.

Inter substitute Lautaro Martinez hit the bar before Jonas Hofmann kept his composure to fire the German visitors ahead after sprinting clear.

In an enthralling encounter, Lukaku had the last word when he managed to scramble the ball home at the far post with his knee after a corner was headed on by substitute Alessandro Bastoni.

Elsewhere, Liverpool's Group D rivals Atalanta hammered Midtjylland 4-0 in Denmark.

In Group C, Olympiakos got their campaign off to a flying start with a 1-0 win over Marseille in Greece after substitute Ahmed Hassan scored a stoppage time winner.

Earlier in Group A, Lokomotiv Moscow rescued a point in a 2-2 draw with RB Salzburg to halt their five game losing run in the Champions League, sharing the spoils in the competition for the first time since a 1-1 draw with Inter Milan back in November 2003.

Line-ups

Inter Milan

  • 1HandanovicBooked at 82mins
  • 33D'AmbrosioBooked at 17mins
  • 6de VrijBooked at 65mins
  • 11Kolarov
  • 36Darmian
  • 23Barella
  • 22Vidal
  • 14PerisicSubstituted forBastoniat 79'minutes
  • 24EriksenSubstituted forBrozovicat 79'minutes
  • 9Lukaku
  • 7SánchezSubstituted forMartínezat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Martínez
  • 13Ranocchia
  • 27Padelli
  • 35Stankovic
  • 38Chio
  • 42Moretti
  • 44Nainggolan
  • 47Squizzato
  • 77Brozovic
  • 95Bastoni
  • 99Pinamonti

B Mgladbach

  • 1Sommer
  • 18Lainer
  • 28Ginter
  • 30Elvedi
  • 25Bensebaini
  • 6KramerBooked at 68mins
  • 32Neuhaus
  • 23Hofmann
  • 36EmboloSubstituted forHerrmannat 74'minutes
  • 10ThuramSubstituted forWolfat 90+5'minutes
  • 14PleaSubstituted forStindlat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Lang
  • 7Herrmann
  • 11Wolf
  • 13Stindl
  • 16Traoré
  • 17Wendt
  • 21Sippel
  • 24Jantschke
  • 31Grün
  • 43Reitz
Referee:
Björn Kuipers
Attendance:
1,000

Match Stats

Home TeamInter MilanAway TeamB Mgladbach
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Inter Milan 2, Borussia Mönchengladbach 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Inter Milan 2, Borussia Mönchengladbach 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aleksandar Kolarov (Inter Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Matthias Ginter (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Hannes Wolf replaces Marcus Thuram.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Inter Milan 2, Borussia Mönchengladbach 2. Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) left footed shot from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Alessandro Bastoni following a corner.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alessandro Bastoni (Inter Milan) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Aleksandar Kolarov with a cross following a corner.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Lars Stindl replaces Alassane Plea.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Yann Sommer.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matteo Darmian (Inter Milan) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Aleksandar Kolarov with a cross.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Inter Milan 1, Borussia Mönchengladbach 2. Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alassane Plea.

  13. Post update

    Aleksandar Kolarov (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Stefan Lainer (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

  15. Booking

    Samir Handanovic (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Samir Handanovic (Inter Milan).

  17. Post update

    Alassane Plea (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Matteo Darmian with a cross.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Inter Milan. Nicolò Barella tries a through ball, but Romelu Lukaku is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Conceded by Marcelo Brozovic.

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich11004043
2Lokomotiv Moscow10102201
3RB Salzburg10102201
4Atl Madrid100104-40

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shakhtar Donetsk11003213
2B Mgladbach10102201
3Inter Milan10102201
4Real Madrid100123-10

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City11003123
2Olympiakos11001013
3Marseille100101-10
4FC Porto100113-20

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Atalanta11004043
2Liverpool11001013
3Ajax100101-10
4FC Midtjylland100104-40

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FK Krasnodar10101101
2Rennes10101101
3Sevilla10100001
4Chelsea10100001

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lazio11003123
2Club Bruges11002113
3Zenit St Petersburg100112-10
4B Dortmund100113-20

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona11005143
2Juventus11002023
3Dynamo Kyiv100102-20
4Ferencvárosi TC100115-40

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Leipzig11002023
2Man Utd11002113
3PSG100112-10
4Istanbul Basaksehir100102-20
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