The Unbelievable Comeback: How Atlético Madrid Defeated Inter Milan

The return of the round of 16 at Wanda Metropolitano was a thrilling spectacle as overcame Inter Milan in a tense encounter.

Match Highlights

The game ended 2-1, with the going 3-2 in favor of Atlético, despite Inter winning the first leg 1-0. Griezmann (35′) and Depay (87′) put the ball in the back of the net for Atlético, while Dimarco scored for Inter in the 33rd minute.

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Tough Night for Inter Milan

Inter Milan, highly ranked among Europe's elite, encountered a challenging night in Madrid. From the onset, they were tested by a starkly formidable Atlético squad.

Despite the pressure, Inter managed to first blood with a smooth team effort leading to Dimarco's goal. However, their joy was short-lived as Griezmann managed to level the score for Atlético only two minutes later.

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Second Half and Extra Time Thrills

In the proceeding half, Atlético maintained their offensive push, even hitting the woodwork. It was Depay who broke the deadlock late into the game, forcing the match into extra time.

Extra time was fraught with tension and excitement, but neither team was able to alter the scoreline. The game thus headed into a nerve-wracking penalty shootout.

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Penalty Shootout Drama

In the shootout, both teams experienced disappointment. Alexis Sanchez failed to convert his shot for Inter, and Saul Niguez couldn't find the target for Atlético. Klaassen followed Sanchez's footsteps and missed for Inter, and Lautaro Martinez squandered the fifth penalty for Inter as well.

In the end, it was Atlético who triumphed in this exhilarating round of 16 clash.

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