The Basque club was close to an unexpected victory in the first Champions League match in 10 years, but the favorite lost its legs at the end of the meeting
Inter managed to avoid defeat in the away match of the 1st round Champions League against Real Sociedad – 1:1.
The hosts opened the scoring in the very opening of the match – the hero of the episode was Brais Mendes. And in the future, the San Sebastians confidently controlled the course of the game. For a very long time Inter did not have any truly compelling arguments to attack.
Towards the end of the match, the game finally moved to the hosts’ goal. First, Marcus Thuram’s goal was disallowed for offside. But a few minutes before the finish, Lautaro Martinez, who responded to a pass from the fresh Barella, had his say.
Thus, Real Sociedad missed the opportunity to celebrate their return to the Champions League with a victory, which happened 10 years later.
In another match of this quartet, Benfica, with Trubin in goal, unexpectedly lost at home to Salzburg – 0:2.
In the second round, Inter will play at home with the Lisbon giants, and Real Sociedad will go to Austria.
- Champions League. Group D. 1st round
Real Sociedad – Inter – 1:1 (1:0)
Goals: Mendez, 4 – Martinez, 86
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