Inter Milan have defeated Benfica away from home in the Champions League quarterfinals to take a big step towards the semifinals, MySportDab reports.
First Half Report
It was tight game between both sides as the first half kicked off as both teams struggled to dominate play.
Inter Milan seems to play second fiddle, slightly losing possession to the home side but still retain their attacking momentum going forward.
Benfica also made some attempts to try and get something out of the game but failed to ripped through the solid Inter Milan defense.
The match continued with both sides unable to break the goal deadlock as the match drone on.
The first half ended barren as both sides failed to find the back if the net.
Second Half Report
Inter Milan began to wield more control of the game in the second half and were threatening the Benfica backline.
After a good attacking pace, the Italian giants finally broke the goal deadlock in the 51st minute with Barella with the opening goal.
After conceding, Benfica ramped up attempts to find an equaliser but failed to break through the solid Inter Milan defense despite several attempts.
Inter Milan continued to hold onto their narrow 1-0 lead despite coming under a marathon of pressure.
In the 80th minute, all comeback hopes for Benfica were dashed after they conceded a penalty.
Romelu converted the spotkick to double the lead against the run of play.
Benfica made last-minute efforts to make the scoreline respectable looking for a consolation goal all to no avail.
The match ended with Inter Milan grabbing a deserved 2-0 win to head into the second leg at San Siro with a huge advantage.
Inter go 1-0 up at Benfica 👀
A brilliant header from Barella stuns the home crowd!
— SuperSport Football ⚽️ (@SSFootball) April 11, 2023