Inter Milan were saved the blushes with a stoppage-time equaliser against Slavia Prague at the San Siro on Tuesday night in the Champions League’s Group F.
Slavia Prague are not the big underdog after all after a compelling performance away to Inter Milan in the earlier kick-off on Tuesday. The Czech champions relentlessly pressed Antonio Conte’s surprisingly lacklustre Inter.
In the 63. minute, the visitors took a deserved 1-0 lead thanks to Peter Olayinka, who poked home Samir Handanovic’s insufficient clearance. The hosts hardly managed to create big scoring opportunities in the following half-hour of the game, as Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku were relegated to inefficient shots from distance until the match went into injury time.
Substitute Nicolo Barella pounced on Stefano Sensi’s free-kick that deflected off the crossbar in the 92. minute. His shot bolted into the far corner for the late 1-1 equaliser.
The hosts’ late-found urgency in the generous eight minutes of stoppage time was too late to secure all three points as Ondrej Kolar pulled off a terrific reflex save against Lukaku.
The result may be good for Borussia Dortmund and FC Barcelona. However, at the same time both the Spanish champions and German vice-champions will have to realise that the two ties against the Czech side won’t be a walk in the park.