Romelu Lukaku in a match with Inter Milan


You have to believe! The 'ghosts' of Inter in the Champions League make Barça dream

Published:25/10/2022 - 17:58h

Updated:25/10/2022 - 17:58h

Of the last four seasons of Champions, the Inter has remained without advancing to eighth in three of them. The interistas had the ticket in his hands in all they, but could not attain the triumph that needed

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The staff of the FC Barcelona and his fans will be more slopes that never of the Inter of Milan. The Italians have to win this Wednesday in front of Viktoria Plzen to the 18.45 h to seal his pass to eighth, and besides send to the Barça to the Europe League. With the ones of Inzaghi being local, the miracle seems almost impossible after having won in Czech earths (0-2) in September, although to the team lombardo pursues him a 'curse' in the last days of the Champions League when it plays the pass home.

Everything began in 2018, when the Inter returned to the tournament after six years of absence sharing group with the Barça, the Tottenham and the PSV Eindhoven. A demanding group where the ones of Milan arrived to the last day depending on yes same. Empatado To points with the Tottenham in the second square, had to win home against the PSV, that already was deleted with only a point. The Barça, did his work and empató in front of the londinenses (1-1), but the team of Luciano Spalletti in that moment did not happen of the 1-1 in Giuseppe Meazza.

Identical stage for the following edition. The Barça was already champion of group and arrived to Milan without too much at stake. The Inter had the advantage of the goals in favour with the Borussia Dortmund, that added the same points (7). Therefore, it sufficed him with doing the same result that the Germans home in front of the modest Slavia Prague. The Borussia won (2-1) but the Inter, this time with Antonio Conte in the bench, could not win.

Romelu Lukaku empató In the 44' the initial goal of Carles Pérez and the interistas had all the second time to convert another goal and seal the pass to eighth, something that did not finish sucediendo. The Inter could not defeat to a Barça with Net, Todibo, Wague, Umtiti and Aleñá in the eleven and even finished losing the party thanks to the so much of Ansu Fati in the final minutes. Goal that besides turned it into the goleador younger of the history of the Champions.

Three years, three disappointments

To add but antecedents to the 'curse, the Inter wrote another chapter in the Champions 2020-21. The team, with Conte in the bench again, shared sector with the Real Madrid, the Borussia Mönchengladbach and the Shakhtar and arrived last before the last day with five points, surpassed by the whites (7), the Ukrainians (7) and the germanos (8).

The Inter had done the most difficult in the previous day when winning to the Gladbach (2-3) and remain with the advantage of the 'goal-average' individual. It had to expect that the Madrid won to the Borussia, as it did (2-0), and defeat in Giuseppe Meazza to the Shakhtar, but the history went back to repeat . Lukaku And Lautaro, in big level in that season, did not see door and the 0-0 condemned to the Italians to finish his campaign in Europe in December.

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