Internazionale moved ahead of Borussia Dortmund into second place in Group F of this season’s Champions League by beating the Bundesliga side 2-0 at the San Siro on Wednesday.
The Italian giants had been held to a 1-1 draw at home by Slavia Prague in their opening game before losing 2-1 at Barcelona at the start of the month. A draw for Borussia Dortmund against Barcelona followed up by a win in Prague had seen the German side joint top of the group heading into matchday 3.
However, Lucien Favre’s inconsistent side proved no match for Inter Milan as Lautauro Martinez and Antonio Candreva scored in either half.
Three points were essential if Antonio Conte’s side are to reach the knockout stage of this season’s competition. These two sides will meet at Signal Iduna Point in a fortnight’s time in what could go a very long way to determine who progresses from this group.
That’s because Barcelona were 2-1 winners away to Slavia Prague to move onto seven points – three ahead of both of these teams. With Ernesto Valverde’s side facing the Czech Republic champions in their next game, a victory as expected would all but book their place into the last 16.