Inter Milan 0-0 Shakhtar Donetsk: Both teams crash out of the Champions League with Antonio Conte’s side finishing BOTTOM of Group B after stalemate at the San Siro
- Both sides needed a result on matchday six to progress to the knockout-stages
- But after a goalless draw, Inter and Shakhtar Donetsk miss out on a last-16 place
- Lautaro Martinez hit the bar for Antonio Conte’s side, who were largely dominant
- Shakhtar do at least have the saving grace of Europa League football in 2021
Inter Milan were knocked out of the Champions League in the group stage for the third season in a row on Wednesday after being held to a 0-0 draw at home by Shakhtar Donetsk, who were also eliminated.
Lautaro Martinez rattled the crossbar in the seventh minute of the Group B match but Inter created few chances after that, despite dominating possession at a soggy San Siro.
Shakhtar finished level with Borussia Monchengladbach on eight points but lost out to the Bundesliga side – beaten 2-0 by Real Madrid – on their head-to-head record to finish third and will go into the Europa League instead.
Inter, who could have gone through with a win, finished bottom of the group with six points after drawing three of their six games. Real won the group with 10 points.
More to follow…
Romelu Lukaku could not net a crucial goal as Inter failed to qualify for the knockout-stages
The goalless draw against Shakhtar means Antonio Conte’s side finish bottom of Group B
It was a frustrating evening for both teams – but Shakhtar do at least go into the Europa League
Lautaro Martinez hit the underside of the crossbar for the dominant hosts on Wednesday night
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