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INTER MILLAN will face Sevilla in the final!!!

FULL TIME: INTER MILAN 5-0 Shakhtar Donetsk

GOAL! INTER MILAN 5-0 Shakhtar Donetsk

GOAL! INTER MILAN 4-0 Shakhtar Donetsk

78min: That wiley old trickster Yevhen Konoplyanka is on for Shakhtar now. It’s far, far too late now though. Martinez pokes a through ball through for Romelu Lukaku who with a drilled effort across goal scores for the tenth Europa League game in a row.


GOAL! INTER MILAN 3-0 Shakhtar Donetsk

74min: Well it is all over now, Shakhtar once again give the ball away inside their own half and after getting the ball out his feet, Lautaro Martinez lashes home his second goal of the night from the edge of the box.

GOAL! INTER MILAN 3-0 Shakhtar Donetsk

Martínez (Internazionale) scores!



D’Ambrosio (Internazionale) scores!

It’s two! It’s been a much more open start to the second half and now Inter have doubled their lead. It’s a simple enough goal, Brozović’s deep corner from the right headed in by D’Ambrosio, but you have to say that’s another superb header. Great leap and powerfully headed in.

HALF-TIME: Inter Milan 1-0 Shakhtar Donetsk

The referee blows for half-time.

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Inter Milan 1-0 Shakhtar Donetsk

31min: First real chance for Shakhtar. Dodo cuts the ball back for Junior Moraes eight yards out, but under pressure he can only steer the ball wide.

GOAL! INTER MILAN 1-0 Shakhtar Donetsk

18min: Of course, with the first attack we have a goal! Shakhtar sloppily clear the ball and it leads to Nicolo Barella whipping in a near post cross for Lautaro Martinez to head home.


KICK-OFF: The teams get underway in Dusseldorf

Inter Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk are battling for the final ticket in the Europa League. The winner will face Sevilla on Friday.

·  Inter Milan starting XI: Handanovic, Godin, de Vrij, Bastoni, D’Ambrosio, Barella, Brozovic, Gagliardini, Young, Lukaku, Martinez

·  Shakhtar Donetsk starting XI: Pyatov, Dodo, Kryvtsov, Khocholava, Matviyenko, Marcos Antonio, Stepanenko, Marlos, Alan Patrick, Taison, Moraes 


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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