Champions League: Inter Milan plagued by familiar issue in first-leg loss vs. Liverpool

A Dominant Liverpool Performance At San Siro Was Unlikely. Despite Winning The First Leg 2-0, Inter Milan Deserved To Be In This Stage Of The Competition.

Liverpool Performance

Hakan Calhanoglu hit the post in the first half, almost giving Inter the lead. Inter Milan were vulnerable when Liverpool counterattacked.

liverpool

Ivan Perisic led a personal march against Alexander-Arnold in a goalless first half, demonstrating Inter's ability to contain Klopp's dangerous strikers.

Alexander-Arnold

The first-leg loss worried Inter. Like in the previous month's Milan derby, Inzaghi's team dominated. A goal changed this team's mindset. Afraid, insecure, and shifted

Milan Derby

Inter Milan were also the better team for portions of the second half but failed to covert any of their multiple chances

multiple chances

Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez, especially, were not clinical enough in front of the net. 

Edin Dzeko

After 70 minutes, Roberto Firmino scored a header from a corner kick, and Simone Inzaghi's team lost confidence. Soon after, Mohamed Salah scored again.

Roberto Firmino

The Reds hope they don't have to face them every week. I'm proud of the team, but not our best moments. It started with a dread goal.

Dread Goal