Inter Milan 0 Shakhtar Donetsk 0 LIVE REACTION: Italians OUT of Champions League after frustrating stalemate at San Siro

INTER MILAN are out of European competition after drawing a blank at home to Shahktar, finishing bottom of Group B.

  • Final score: Inter Milan 0-0 Shakhtar

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    DARK MOMENT

    This is a bad night for Inter Milan as it marks the first time ever that the Nerazzurri finish last in the Champions League group stage.

    Inter have been hapless throughout the competition suffering two losses and only managing one win despite the immense quality they possess within their ranks.

    Antonio Conte will now be focusing on the Serie A where his team is second

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    FT: INTER MILAN 0-0 SHAKHTAR DONETSK

    It's full-time at the San Siro and so both Shakhtar Donetsk and Inter Milan are eliminated from the Champions League following Real Madrid's 2-0 victory against Borussia Monchengladbach at the Santiago Bernabeu.

    This means that Shakhtar are going to the Europa League and Inter have suffered a shock elimination from Europe.

    Real managed to top the group despite their hapless start to the competition and Gladbach will follow them to the last 16.

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    PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

    THE FINAL WHISTLE GOES!

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    INTER MILAN 0-0 SHAKHTAR DONETSK

    90+6 Anatoliy Trubin is booked with a yellow card for delaying the game but Inter Milan are getting a free-kick in a dangerous position.

    Samir Handanovic moves forward…

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    INTER MILAN 0-0 SHAKHTAR DONETSK

    90+3 WHAT A CHANCE

    Inter Milan with another amazing chance as Marcelo Brozovic's dangerous cross is punched away by Anatoliy Trubin.

    Christian Eriksen then fires a powerful shot but Trubin produces an incredible save in the air.

    The teenage shot-stopper picked up a knock during that chance but it still didn't stop him from denying the ex-Tottenham star

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    INTERMILAN 0-0 SHAKHTAR DONETSK

    90 Referee gives four more minutes of stoppage time.

    Both teams need a win to stay in the Champions League.

    As it stands, Real Madrid and Borussia Monchengladbach are advancing to the last 16.

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    INTER MILAN 0-0 SHAKHTAR DONETSK

    90 WHAT A CHANCE!

    Alexis Sanchez again picks up a header but is denied from his own team-mate in Romelu Lukaku.

    Sanchez was going for goal but Lukaku was unfortunate enough to be in the way.

    Play can not continue as the Belgian was offside

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    INTER MILAN 0-0 SHAKHTAR DONETSK

    88 WHAT A CHANCE!

    Inter Milan come close to an opener again with Alexis Sanchez.

    Sanchez picked up a header following an incredible ball by Danilo D'Ambrosio.

    However, the former Arsenal and Manchester United man sends the ball just over the bar

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    INTER MILAN 0-0 SHAKHTAR DONETSK

    85 SUBSTITUTION

    Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte is making a last-ditch effort for a late goal as he makes a triple substitution.

    Christian Eriksen comes in for Lautaro Martinez, Matteo Darmian takes Bastoni's place and Danilo D'Ambrosio replaces Achraf Hakimi.

    Conte needs this to pay off

     

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    INTER MILAN 0-0 SHAKHTAR DONETSK

    83 Inter Milan are running out of stamina despite the fact they got a fresh pair of legs in Ivan Perisic and Alexis Sanchez.

    Inter are struggling to find Romelu Lukaku, who is tightly marked by Shakhtar's defence.

    No signs of a goal any time soon…

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    INTER MILAN 0-0 SHAKHTAR DONETSK

    79 Inter Milan are dominating possession and have created the most chances.

    However. Shakhtar have come close twice with Taison and Maycon as both teams are trying to save a place in the Champions League last 16.

    Nevertheless, the below image has become prevalent at the San Siro tonight…

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    INTER MILAN 0-0 SHAKHTAR DONETSK

    75 SUBSTITUTION

    Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte brings in another potential scorer in Alexis Sanchez, who replaces Roberto Gagliardini.

    Conte is going all in here by bringing his biggest names on to the pitch

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    INTER MILAN 0-0 SHAKHTAR DONETSK

    75 WHAT A CHANCE!

    Shakhtar Donetsk get on the counter attack and Taison's picks up a shot from the right but the ball goes straight to Samir Handanovic.

    That was Shakhtar's third chance of the game; Inter were dealt with a stressful moment there…

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    INTER MILAN 0-0 SHAKHTAT DONETSK

    72 CHANCE

    Nicolo Barella fires a cross and finds Lautaro Martinez but his effort to direct the ball in goal is blocked by Taras Stepanenko.

    Shakhtar Donetsk have yet to find a solution to stop Inter's attack from the flanks, which are led by Barella and Ivan Perisic

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    INTER MILAN 0-0 SHAKHTAR DONETSK

    69 SUBSTITUTION

    Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte decides to make his side more attacking and thus brings in Ivan Perisic for Ashley Young.

    Inter and Shakhtar Donetsk need to do better as they are only 20 minutes away from Champions League elimination, as it stands

     

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    INTER MILAN 0-0 SHAKHTAR DONETSK

    65 Shakhtar Donetsk manager Luis Castro has decided to shake things up a little with a double substitution.

    Alan Patrick replaces Marlos and Manor Solomon takes Tete's place

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    INTER MILAN 0-0 SHAKHTAR DONETSK

    64 WHAT A CHANCE!

    Shakhtar Donetsk finally show some life at the San Siro with an incredible chance.

    Tete's shot from outside the box is saved by Samir Handanovic but Maycon picks up the ball from the left and fires the ball over the bar.

    Shakhtar came very close there…

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    INTER MILAN 0-0 SHAKHTAR DONETSK

    62 WHAT A CHANCE!

    Marcelo Brozovoic fires a powerful shot but it deflects on Shakhtat Donetsk defenders and goes out for a corner kick.

    VAR had a look ata potential penalty after a rough challenge betweenAntoliy Trubin, who punched the ball away after a corner kick, and Nicolo Barella

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    INTER MILAN 0-0 SHAKHTAR DONETSK

    61 YELLOW CARD

    Marcelo Brozovic is booked after a hard tackle and becomes the third Inter Milan player to see yellow.

    Tensions are picking up at the San Siro…

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    INTER MILAN 0-0 SHAKHTAR DONETSK

    60 And it's been an hour at the San Siro where it remains goalless between Inter MIlan and Shakhtar Donetsk.

    Inter are dominating possession and have created five good chances, four of which came from Lautaro Martinez.

    Shakhtar's Anatoliy Trubin has proven to be in great form following an incredible save to deny Romelu Lukaku's header.

    Long way to go still…

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    INTER MILAN 0-0 SHAKHTAR DONETSK

    55 A cross by Alessandro Bastoni from the left finds Lautaro Martinez but his shot is too weak and wide off the mark.

    Another miss for Lautaro as Inter are pressing for an opener while Shakhtar Donetsk haven't managed to create any threats

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    INTER MILAN 0-0 SHAKHTAR DONETSK

    52 WHAT A CHANCE

    More like, what a save!

    Anatoliy Trubin saves a wonderful header by Romelu Lukaku, following a free-kick from Marcelo Brozovic.

    Lukaku's chance sees the ball going towards Trubin's left-hand corner but the teenager saves it with his finger tips.

    What a night this is turning out to be for the 19-year-old.

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    INTER MILAN 0-0 SHAKHTAR DONETSK

    50 CHANCE

    Inter Milan get a corner kick and Romelu Lukaku fires a header to Anatoliy Trubin.

    It was a powerful header from Lukaku but it didn't worry Trubin.

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    INTER MILAN 0-0 SHAKHTAR DONETSK

    49 Inter Milan are pressing and Shakhtar Donetsk are not finding any solutions to attack.

    Inter's game plan heavily relies on getting the ball to Romelu Lukaku who then moves it around with ease and finds Lautaro Martinez.

    Shakhtar need to find a way to stop Nicolo Barella and Ashley Young's runs from the wings

     

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    INTER MILAN 0-0 SHAKHTAR DONETSK

    46 Lautaro Martinez is eager to score for Inter Milan and it shows as he has missed three chances in the second half.

    Lautaro would mark a special occasion if he scored as tonight's match is his 100th for Inter across all competitions ever since his arrival two years ago.

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