Inter Milan shootout howler gifts Atletico Madrid victory

Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez missed a crucial penalty shootout kick at the death, giving Atletico Madrid victory in their UEFA Champions League round of 16 contest.
Inter Milan shootout howler gifts Atletico Madrid victory | UEFA Champions League

Atletico Madrid emerged victorious in a thrilling Champions League last-16 clash against Inter Milan, securing a spot in the quarter-finals. After a 2-2 draw on aggregate, a penalty shootout was required to determine the winner.

Jan Oblak saved two penalties and Lautaro Martinez blasted his effort over the bar to send Atletico through 3-2 in the shootout after the match finished 2-1 to the Spanish side after extra time.

Inter opened the scoring in the 33rd minute through Federico Dimarco but Atletico hit back two minutes later with a goal from Antoine Griezmann and Memphis Depay’s goal three minutes from time sent the tie to extra time.

Both teams had chances to win it in extra time but in the end it was Diego Simeone’s side who held their nerve and last season’s beaten finalists exited the competition.

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