Inter Milan advanced into the Europa League semifinals after defeating Bayer Leverkusen, 2-1, on Monday. The Italian side was carrying the momentum from an impressive round of 16 match against Getafe, and their aggressive offensive attack did not slow down during their quarterfinal.
Despite not having the majority of possession, the Inter Milan did have more offensive looks on goal with 18 total shots (seven on goal) to Leverkusen's nine. Inter's Romelu Lukaku remained a threat in this match, scoring the game winner -- it's his 31st goal of the season in all competitions, his highest career total.
Bayer Leverkusen, meanwhile, held the majority of the possession throughout the game, but the German side was unable to overcome the aggressive attack from Milan. After going down two goals in less than 10 minutes in the first half, the team responded thanks to Kai Havertz, who got a goal back in the 24th minute. It would be the only goal on the day for Leverkusen and Inter continued to look lethal the entire match, including potential penalty opportunities that were overturned with VAR.
Inter Milan will face the winner of Shakhtar vs Basel in next week's semifinals. You can catch every UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League on CBS All Access. Sign up now and enjoy one month of CBS All Access for free.
Inter Milan 2, Bayer Leverkusen 1 (FINAL)
⚽Inter Milan: Barella (15')
⚽Inter Milan: Lukaku (21')
⚽Leverkusen: Havertz (24')