Inter Milan won against Atletico Madrid (1-0), in the round of 16 of the Champions League

Inter Milan beat Atletico Madrid with a score of 1-0 (0-0), at the San Siro stadium, in the first leg of the round of 16 of the football Champions League, writes Agerpres.

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The only goal of the match refereed by Romanian Istvan Kovacs was scored by Austrian Marko Arnautovic (79). The goalkeeper Horatiu Moldovan was a reserve at Atletico, this being the first time he appeared on the official sheet of a Champions League match.

Inter, the finalist of the last edition, had control of the field in the first half, but the scoring opportunities came at the end of it. Lautaro Martinez (37) restarted with a header, but Oblak was at the post, then the Argentinian striker's shot was deflected by the Uruguayan defender Gimenez (38), the Slovenian goalkeeper also excelling at Marcus Thuram's shot (43).

The leader of Serie A started the second half very well, but Arnautovic, entering the break, missed from a difficult position (49). The Austrian wasted another opportunity in the min. 63, after which Oblak stood out for Lautaro Martinez's header (77).

Inter opened the scoring at min.79, after Madrid lost a ball in the middle of the field, due to a misunderstanding between De Paul and Reinildo, Lautaro Martinez managed to escape on the counterattack, Oblak rejected his shot, but Arnautovic sent it into the net .

Atletico had few opportunities, and the clearest ones came after the entry of Morata.

Lino (56, 81) missed good opportunities, as did Morata (88).

The match was preceded by a moment of silence in memory of the former German footballer Andreas Brehme, a former member of the Inter team, who passed away at the age of 63.

The match in the second half will be played on the Metropolitano, on March 13.