Final score

20 February 2020 18:55

Ludogorets
0 - 2
Inter
50' (2nd half) Lukaku (P)
26' (2nd half) Eriksen
referee Carlos Del Grande Cerro / linesmen J.C. Yuste Jimenez, R. Alonso Fernandez / 4th man G. Cuadra Fernandez / assistants J. Martinez Munuera, D. Barbero Sevilla
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Minutes Text commentary
45' The first half in Razgrad ends with no added time: 0-0 with nothing to separate Ludogorets and Inter so far
43' Grigore booked for an awful late challenge on Moses
40' Lautaro hits one on the turn after an Eriksen free kick. Iliev saves
37' D'Ambrosio knocks one up to Lautaro Martinez but the ball is too heavy and Iliev collects gratefully
33' Inter keep pressing through Lautaro Martinez, but El Toro fouls Grigore while on the hunt for the ball
29' Eriksen touches down Sanchez's cross in the box but Iliev gets to the ball before our Dane can get a shot off
25' A fantastic chance for the Nerazzurri as Moses' deep cross finds Biraghi and our number 34's first-time volley is just kept out by Iliev
23' Lautaro Martinez wins the ball after a high press, but then fouls Cicinho after a heavy touch. El Toro will now miss the second leg at San Siro
18' Vecino tries one from distance but fires his effort over the crossbar
15' After a great start to the game from the Nerazzurri, the match has now settled down after 15 minutes with the hosts keeping possession
9' Ludogorets put on a bit of pressure of their own as Marcelinho wins their first corner of the game after a Ranocchia challenge
4' D'Ambrosio knocks one into the middle from deep but Iliev reads it and gets to the ball before Lautaro Martinez
2' A chance straight away for Inter: cross from Moses, Biraghi comes in at the back post and volleys with his left. Iliev just saved by a deflection and a corner to come for the Nerazzurri!
1' The match kicks off! Come on boys, FORZA INTER!!!
1' Inter resume their European journey as they face Ludogorets away in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League round of 32
Minutes Text commentary
51' Full-time in Razgrad: Inter with an important win in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League round of 32 as goals from Eriksen and Lukaku secure a 2-0 victory!
50' GOAL! GOOALLL!! GOOOAALLLLL!! Lukakuuuuuuuuu! Big Rom makes no mistake from the spot as he sends Iliev the wrong way and doubles Inter's lead! 2-0!!!
48' A VAR review reveals a handball by Anicet and the referee awards a penalty to Inter! Yellow card for the Ludogorets player who will now miss the second leg in Milan.
47' Great chance for Inter's second: Eriksen whips in a corner from the left, it takes a deflection and D'Ambrosio can't quite put it in at the back post!
45' Four minutes of added time announced
45' Ludogorets send on Biton for Cauly
43' A Sanchez dummy sets Lukaku free, but Grigore nicks the ball before our Belgian can get a shot off
39' Tchibota booked for a dive in the Nerazzurri penalty area
36' Conte makes his final change as Young comes on for Biraghi at left-back
35' Eriksen sets to Vecino outside of the box, but his shot is blocked by a defender. Sanchez then tries to find a way through but gets crowded out by the bodies
31' Change for Ludogorets: Tchibota replaces Swierczok
29' CROSSBAR! Eriksen has really come alive as he rattles the crossbar from 20 yards out with his left: Iliev was well beaten!!!
27' Conte brings on Barella for Moses
26' GOAL! GOOOOALLL!! GOOOOOOAAAAAALLL!!! Erikseeeeeeeen! Our Nerazzurri number 24 gets his first goal for Inter as he beats Iliev from just inside the box! 1-0 Inter!!!
24' Grigore takes a longshot after a corner but his effort flies off target
22' First substitution for Ludogorets: Badji on for Dyakov
19' Conte makes his first change of the night as Lukaku comes on for Lautaro
18' Miracle save from Iliev who gets down superbly to keep out Eriksen's volley. Just a corner for Inter!
16' Wanderson booked for a tactical foul on Sanchez
14' Lautaro sets it back to Sanchez in the box, but El Niño Maravilla can't find the space for a shot
12' Nedyalkov whips the ball into the Nerazzurri area. No danger to Padelli who watches the ball bounce behind for a goal kick
8' Lautaro Martinez takes aim from yards out and his shot flies just wide of the top corner!
5' Inter just inches away from 1-0 as Sanchez's touch off a Moses ball in rebounds off the post!
1' The second half begins with no changes for either side. Come on lads, FORZA INTER!!!
Biraghi
5.31
5.31
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Ranocchia
6.45
6.45
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D'Ambrosio
5.97
5.97
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Padelli
5.92
5.92
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Valero
6.46
6.46
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Vecino
5.8
5.8
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Martínez
4.69
4.69
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Godin
6.54
6.54
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Barella
6.27
6.27
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Lukaku
7.13
7.13
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Sanchez
6.34
6.34
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Young
6.41
6.41
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Moses
6.42
6.42
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Eriksen
7.66
7.66
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0 shots on target 6
1 shots off target 6
10 fouls committed 16
3 corners 5
1 offsides 3
44% ball possession 56%

Among the 24 teams to qualify for the Europa League knockout rounds via the group stages, no side conceded more than Ludogorets (10).

Inter have never lost against Bulgarian opposition in all European competition (W2 D3), though this is their first such game since the first round of the 1974-75 UEFA Cup (vs Etar Veliko Tarnovo).

This will be the first competitive meeting between Ludogorets and Inter Milan. The Bulgarian side lost both games the last time they faced Italian opponents, against AC Milan in the 2017-18 last 32.

Inter striker Romelu Lukaku has scored in each of his last five Europa League matches, netting eight goals in total in this run with Everton in the 2014-15 competition. The Belgian also scored in Inter’s last two Champions League group stage games this term.

Inter have only won one of their last nine away games in the UEFA Europa League (D4 L4), beating SK Rapid Wien 1-0 at this stage last season.

wins(1) draws(0) defeats(0)

starting lineups

Iliev 23 27 Padelli
Cicinho 4 2 Godin
Terziev 5 13 Ranocchia
Grigore 21 33 D'Ambrosio
Nedyalkov 3 11 Moses
Dyakov 18 8 Vecino
Anicet Abel 12 20 Valero
Cauly 95 24 Eriksen
Marcelinho 84 34 Biraghi
Swierczok 10 7 Sanchez
Wanderson 88 10 Martínez

substitutes

Stoyanov 27 35 Stankovic
Tawatha 6 6 de Vrij
Biton 8 9 Lukaku
Tchibota 13 15 Young
Ikoko 22 23 Barella
Badji 25 31 Pirola
Moti 30 87 Candreva