Inter Milan vs. Bayer Leverkusen score: Lukaku pushes Inter to UEFA Europa League semifinals

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Inter Milan advanced into the Europa League semifinals after defeating Bayer Leverkusen, 2-1, on Monday. The Italian side was carrying the momentum from an impressive round of 16 match against Getafe, and their aggressive offensive attack did not slow down during their quarterfinal.

Despite not having the majority of possession, the Inter Milan did have more offensive looks on goal with 18 total shots (seven on goal) to Leverkusen’s nine. Inter’s Romelu Lukaku remained a threat in this match, scoring the game winner — it’s his 31st goal of the season in all competitions, his highest career total.

Bayer Leverkusen, meanwhile, held the majority of the possession throughout the game, but the German side was unable to overcome the aggressive attack from Milan. After going down two goals in less than 10 minutes in the first half, the team responded thanks to Kai Havertz, who got a goal back in the 24th minute. It would be the only goal on the day for Leverkusen and Inter continued to look lethal the entire match, including potential penalty opportunities that were overturned with VAR.

 Inter Milan will face the winner of Shakhtar vs Basel in next week’s semifinals. You can catch every UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League on CBS All Access. Sign up now and enjoy one month of CBS All Access for free.  

“It’s a shame. The quick 2-0 made life difficult for us. We tried everything, but we didn’t have the luck on our side for the ball to also go into the net. We’ve got to learn from it and go at it again next season.” – Lukas Hradecky

Our 2019/20 campaign has ended with tonight’s match. Thank you for your unwavering support this season and let’s see an even stronger 2020/21. ⚫️❤️💪

90’ + 5‘ 🕯 🕯 🕯 🕯 🥅⚽️🙏 🕯 🕯 🕯 🕯 #InterB04 | 2-1

📺 | 90′ – VARAfter initially awarding Inter a penalty, the man in the middle reverses his decision due to a handball by #Barella in the build-up…#InterLeverkusen 2⃣-1⃣#UEL #FORZAINTER ⚫🔵

The penalty is overruled due the ball hitting the hand of an attacking player after contact was made in the box.

Inter Milan initially awarded a penally kick in the 90th minute, but it is being reviewed by VAR.

🔄 | 84′ – SUBSTITUTIONA change at the back for Inter, with #Skriniar replacing #Bastoni 👊#InterLeverkusen 2⃣-1⃣#UEL #FORZAINTER ⚫🔵

😥 | 79′ – DANGERBailey whips in a threatening cross, but nobody can get a touch on it and the ball ends up out of play!And breathe… #InterLeverkusen 2⃣-1⃣#UEL #FORZAINTER ⚫🔵

79′ Leverkusen with a chance after Bailey’s long cross into the box sails past two player flying into the box, ball goes untouched and is out for a goal kick.

76′ Victor Moses dances into the box after a bit of give and go, gets a good look on goal but his shot is blocked by the goal keeper. 

Inter Milan pressing dangerously close to scoring again, finding time and space in the final through as we approach the final 15 minutes of regulation. 

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