Bayer Leverkusen is out of the quarter-finals of the Europa League. The sacrificially fighting team of coach Peter Bosz ultimately had to give in to the individual class of Inter Milan.
Inter will continue with the better opportunities
But Inter remained more dangerous. For example, if Hradecky had to risk his head and neck against Alexis Sanchez (67th), Milan’s goalkeeper Samir Handanovic had little difficulty parrying a long-range shot by Kerem Demirbay shortly before. But not much was missing after 79 minutes, when both Volland and Havertz just rushed past a Baileys re-entry.
Shortly before the end, referee del Cerro Grande again decided on penalties for Inter after a foul match in the Leverkusen penalty area. But again he reversed the decision, because a Milan had previously played the ball by hand. Bayer fought to the drop, but in the end there were no more goals.
No German team left
With the departure of Leverkusener, no German team is represented in the final tournament of the Europa League. Inter will now meet the winner of the game Schachtjor Donezk against FC Basel at the final tournament in North Rhine-Westphalia on Monday (Tuesday, 9 p.m.).