Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte expressed his joy after qualifying for the ongoing UEFA Europa League semi-finals after defeating Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 in the quarterfinals on Monday.
Bayer Leverkusen’s match
Conte said Inter players are proud of the way they direct themselves on the field and reflects the big season they are going through. He said they are planning more than just a Europa League title right now.
Everyone is really happy because it did a great performance. We were able to prepare the match the right way and stop Bayer Leverkusen’s match. Moreover, we implemented what we worked on while owning,” said Conte, cited on Inrer Milan’s official website.
We were able to proceed in a more comfortable way because the results were close even though we didn’t actually have to dig. But I can only compliment it because we want to show that we are having a big season.
Now we have the opportunity to compete in the European Semifinals and we have to be happy with it. From tomorrow we need to think about the next game. Because we aim for maximum without regrets.
Meanwhile, Romelu Lukaku was the star of the show on Saturday. In addition to scoring Inter’s second goal, he was the target of more exciting moments throughout the 90-minute game.
Conte said of Lukaku, It’s hard to talk about individuals when you see everyone’s great performances. Romelu had a great season, but it was supported by the whole team. If all players are good and play as a team, you will be in a position where everyone can perform at an individual level.
Having strikers like Lukaku, Lautaro, and Sanchez is important, but the team should be grateful to the team because the individual can best express themselves.
Niccolo Barella drove the missing ball into the groove
In the 15th minute, after Lukaku’s shot was blocked, Niccolo Barella drove the missing ball into the groove, leading Inter. But a Belgian striker, he couldn’t get away from the net because he extended Nerazuri’s lead six minutes later.
Having a strong interest in English Premier League club Chelsea, Harbertz has regained the pride of Bayer Leverkusen.
Sevilla now faces Manchester United
Spanish club Sevilla advanced to the ongoing UEFA Europa League semi-finals after defeating English Premier League Team Wolves 1-0 on Tuesday. In another quarter-final, Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk defeated FC Basel 4-1.
Seville’s Lucas Ocampos’ second-half heading proved to be the only difference in a match that is likely to be pulled out of overtime. Five-time champion Sevilla now faces Manchester United on their last four Sundays.
Despite dominating the match throughout the match, Seville did not break through the decisive back line of Wolf. However, the tired English team eventually gave up with only two minutes left.
Ocampos got the ball into the back of the net nicely after receiving a smashing cross from Eva Le Benega when Wolves goalkeeper Louis Pat Risio was beaten for the first time in the 88th minute.
Wolves criticized luck for a positive reaction
Meanwhile, the Wolves criticized luck for a positive reaction after starting the match. The first real chance for a breakthrough came when Adam Tarore started a dazzling run for the goal before being cut off by Diego Carlos.
When Raul Jimenez of Wolves sent a weak spot kick and missed another chance, Sevilla began taking control of the procedure. However, the Wolves made it difficult for the Spanish team to go out as well.
Seville’s first real chance was in the second half when Bullock failed to hit Jules Kunde’s flying cross at 66 minutes. Eleven minutes later, Patricio denied Banega a chance to take a free kick before Argentina turned into a provider.
At Gelsenkirchen, Shakhta advanced to the semi-finals with a victory over FC Basel. For the last four opponents, Inter Milan, there will be no breaks in the office on Monday.
The Ukrainian team took the lead in two minutes of the match, with Brazilian-born Moraes heading home Marlos’s corner. Twenty minutes later, Taison extended Shaktar’s lead with a bounced shot leaving Basel goalkeeper Dorde Nikolic bamboozled behind.
Alan Patrick successfully kicked from the 12-yard spot in the 75th minute, and Dodo’s strike in the 88th minute put the last nail in Basel’s coffin after overtaking them on all sides.
Ricky van Wolfs Vinkel regained pride for the Swiss team with a comfort goal after two minutes of strike.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League
Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League confidence rose as coach Thomas Tucell confirmed the possibility of ace striker Killian Mbafe in the Champions League quarterfinal against Atalanta on Wednesday.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) coach Thomas Tucell has expressed confidence that he will be able to sign Killian Muffet in the Champions League quarterfinal against Atlanta on Wednesday.
Tuchel said before his training session on Tuesday, “If Kylian Mbappe does good training on Tuesday, everything goes well and nothing special happens, he will be in a group on Wednesday.
Tuchel’s words are amazing
PSG managers and management have previously informed that the French striker has been absent for three weeks and will be missing from the match against Atlanta. Tuchel admitted that even if Mbappe returned to the squad, he would be very unlikely to start against the Italian team.
Mm Baffé, the 2018 World Cup winner against France, suffered a terrible injury in the French Cup final against Saint-Etienne last week at Stade de France. The 21-year-old French representative limped after Loic Perrin’s powerful tackle put him in pain.
Perrin was sent off immediately, but his tackle drooled enormously between players from both teams. PSG’s German coach said earlier that he was preparing for the Atlanta match without Mbappe.
This will have a significant impact on us, but we hope we can find a solution,” as Goal.com quoted, Tuchel told reporters during the Coupe de la Ligue final against Lyon on Friday.
Tuchel’s team is aiming for the first semifinals in continental elite club competitions in 25 years. If PSG advances, they will play against Atletico Madrid or RB Leipzig in the semi-finals.