Liverpool - Inter Milan summary: score, goals, highlights, UCL 2021-22
Liverpool vs Inter Milan: live updates
The whistle sounds and Liverpool advance. Despite a 0-1 on the night, the two goals in Milan send Klopp's side through to the quarter-final.
Gagliardini clipped and Inter win a free half way inside the Liverpool half... This is last chance saloon for Inter as the ball drifts wide for a goal kick. That surely is it for the Serie A side?
The ball falls to Diaz and a great last ditch intervention from Vidal sees the ball over the bar.... The veteran Chilean has been tireless tonight for Inter.
Nothing to lose for Inter now as their UCL 2021-22 dream is about to vanish.... The Italian side need a goal....
Five minutes of time to be added....
Great counter as Liverpool break through a majestic Van Dijk pass... Robertson sees his cross intercepted.
Who will join the Bundesliga side in the last eight ? As things stand it's Liverpool who will be in the Friday Mach 18th draw.
FT in Munich.... Bayern advance with a comprehensive 7-1 win.... 8-2 on agg....
Bastoni clips Salah and is booked
Time running down for Inter as Liverpool run the clock down and make the ten men chase the ball.
Final Inter change as Vecino is set to join the action as Hakan Çalhanoğlu makes way
Possession: LFC 59%-41% Inter
Ten remain at Anfield.... Luis Diaz ready to enter the fray.
make that 7 to Bayern....
...in Munich.... it's now Bayern 6-1 (7-2 agg)
Changes for Inter: Off - Lautaro, Dumfries and Brozovic.... on Darmian, Correa and Gagliardini
Salah hits the post yet again
15 minutes remain at Anfield. Can Inter salvage something from the tie ? The Serie A side need one goal to take the tie to extra time.
Brozovic injured and may need to be subbed....
Sadio Mane carded for a barge on Bastoni
So, what will the final 20 plus minutes hold ? Inter boosted by the goal and the joy short lived with the sending off ....Another Inter goal would take the tie to extra time.
Kieta on for Jones (LFC) and Tiago makes way for Henderson.
A blow for Inter as Alexis is awarded a second yellow... the Chilean is off!
Top corner effort from the Argentine....nothing Alisson could do about that....
Çalhanoğlu is Inter's danger man at the moment with the Turkish international playing some excellet passes....
We've not seen the best version of Argentine striker Lautaro this evening. The striker is being bossed by Van Dijk as Inter win a corner.
What a blistering pace to the second half as both sides create openings. An Inter goal and it's very much 'game-on', a goal for Klopp's men and it's curtains one would feel for the Nerazzuri.
Great work from Thiago as he almost slips Jota in... Inter keeper pushes the ball to Salah who hits the woodwork with the goal at his mercy.
Salah off the post .....
Yet another goal for Bayern in Munich as Muller finds the net... 5-0 on the night, 6-1 on agg
Sanchez heads from an Hakan Çalhanoğlu free but the flag was up as Alisson was well positioned to save.
Robertson clips Dumfries and is also carded
UEFA have confirmed too at the interval that Alexis Sanchez was also yellow carded during the first half.
Change for Inter as D'Ambrosio comes on for de Vrij as Liverpool start the second half.
Inter need to move up another gear now..... A few risks will need to be taken by the Italian champions if they are to keep their UCL dream alive this season.
No goals and no real cutting edge from Inter who really did need that early goal to rattle the Premier League side. Matip and Van Dijk along with the A-Arnold effort enjoying the best chances of the night.
Trent to take.... the No. 66 drives the ball inches wide of the Inter wall.
Robertson and Alexander-Arnold are over the ball for Liverpool.
Vidal fouls Jones and is carded. Danger as the 'Reds' win a free just outside the Inter box.
We haven't seen that much of Salah and Mane tonight as the game goes through a scrappy phase.
Five minutes to be added after the game was briefly held up due a medical incident in the Kop.
Great break for Liverpool as Jones goes to ground after being caught..no free insists the Spanish ref as the Liverpool man feels he was impeded.
Hakan Çalhanoğlu goes for pace and forces Alisson to save well as the Brazilian palms the ball back into open play.
Jota carded as he clips Škriniar and Inter win a dangerous free
Vidal's blonde ambition
...that Vidal look !!!
Two great chances for the home side as Matip hits the bar from a power header and then Van Dijk almost finds the net.....Alisson a virtual spectator in this 30 minutes plus of action in the LFC goal.
Bayern make it 4-0 on the night and 5-1 on agg.
Fans in the Kop applaud the medical team and it looks like the action can resume.....
The players regroup and move to their respective benches as the game is halted.
Match held up briefly as it appears that there is a medical incident in the Kop Stand....
Make that Bayern 3-0... The Polish striker bags a hat-trick (4-1 agg)
Bayern score again ... 2-0 (3-1 agg)... The German champions looking like a solid bet to progress as Lewandowski bags his second spot kick of he night.
Arturo Vidal sporting a very fetching peroxide blonde mohican tonight....We'll try and bring you a pic of the most eye catching player on the Anfield pitch when we can.
Alexis Sanchez is a live-wire for the Italian side tonight as he almost feed the ball through to Lautaro but Alexander-Arnold is on hand to cut out the danger.
Header from Van Dijk from a long way out and easy for the Inter keeper to gather.
With no away goals in the competition anymore, a 2 goal win for Inter would be the only result that would take us to a period of extra time.
Bayern score in Munich !
FC Bayern 1-0 Salzburg (2-1 agg)
It's all Liverpool now as Inter are forced to sit deep. Neither keeper to have been really tested to far as we pass the 12 minute mark.
Corner, first of the night goes the way of the home side following decent work from Robertson. Vidal defends well and averts the danger.
Decent opening spell from the visitors with Vidal and Alexis looking lively.
3,000 Inter fans have made the trip to the North of England and are tucked into the corner behind Handonovic's goal.
Liverpool in their iconic all red strip, Inter tonight in their change all black kit.
Inter start the action...
Alexis and Lautaro are the striking outlets for Inter. Imperative for Inzaghi's side that the Serie A men get an early goal to deliver a sliver of hope.
A banner of 'Peace' is displayed as players from both sides pose with all football fans desperate to see a halt to Russia's agression in Ukraine.
We seem to have ditched the new Round of 16 matchballs too that were emblazoned 'Road to Saint Petersburg'...No Gazprom advertising too, both consequences of Vladimir Purin's war on Ukraine.
'You'll Never Walk Alone' belts out from the packed stadium with the Kop in full voice on a big European night one of the best sight/sounds in European football.
All set at Anfield...just moments away before Liverpool and Inter gets underway.....We'll let you know of any goals in Munich too with a an eye on action from Bavaria too.
Odds stacked against Inter
Can Inter deliver a major shock as only one side has progressed in a Champions League knockout tie having lost the first leg at home by a two-goal margin or greater.
Man. United in the 2018/19 round of 16 against Paris. Can Inzaghi's men become the second this evening?
LFC-Inter: match official
Spaniard Antonio Mateu Lahoz is tonight's referee with the Valencia born a fully fledged FIFA match official.
- 1S. Handanovic
- 95Alessandro Bastoni
- 6de Vrij
- 2Denzel Dumfries
- 10Lautaro Martínez
- 4Virgil Van Dijk
- 26A. Robertson
- 66Trent Alexander-Arnold
- 17Curtis Jones
- 20Diogo Jota
Team news reminder for those just joining us ......
As things stand, Liverpool are fourth favourites to lift the trophy in Paris next May with Man City, Bayern Munich and PSG cited as clubs most likely to win the 2021-22 competition according to the bookmakers.
This is the first week of the Round of 16 games with more UCL ties to take place next week with the quarter-final and semi-final draw set to take place at UEFA HQ on Friday 18, March. Will Liverpool or Inter be in the mix ....
Give Peace a Chance
Very poignant as John Lennon's 'Give Peace a Chance' plays at Anfield over the PA system !
Tonight's other UCL Round of 16 second leg clash takes place in Munich as Bayern face Salzburg with the first leg ending 1-1 in Austria a fortnight ago. With the exception of the Man City-Sporting CP clash (5-0 in Lisbon), all other games remain reasonably n the balance ahead of the second legs.
50 UCL games for Mane
Sadio Mane celebrates his 50th Champions League appearance for Liverpool tonight, becoming just the 6th LFC player to reach this milestone.
Inter arrive at Anfield having drubbed Salernitana 5-0 in Serie A last Friday, the attacking partnership of Lautaro Martínez (3) and Edin Dzeko (2) accounting for all of the Nerazzurri’s goals. However, that result was a first win in five league games for Simone Inzaghi’s side, who are locked in a tussle with AC Milan at the top of the table. Dzeko knows a little about scoring against Liverpool, having found the net in his last three games against the Premier League side, who in turn have conceded in their last four away fixtures in the Champions League.
Ukraine present at Anfield
Having said that, one feels that an early goal for the Premier League would certainly put the tie out of reach for the Italian side.
Inter will desperately seek an early goal to revive the tie with Liverpool holding a commanding 2-0 lead over Serie A title challengers. Not a scoreline that traditionally bodes well for the side on the other end of it in European competition, as Jürgen Klopp noted before the game.
Inter, meanwhile, had a mixed group stage and have only won once in their last five Serie A outings, allowing local rivals AC Milan to leapfrog them to the top of the table.
And here's a look at Liverpool's group stage record...
Klopp on Inter
Klopp is a man who wears his heart on his sleeve and despite Liverpool's aggregate lead, and imposing record in the Champions League this season of played seven, won seven, the Liverpool boss is taking nothing for granted against the Italian champions.
"It's a danger everyone knows about: it's a lead that gets turned over the most in the history of football, I think. It's a much better result than we expected if I'm honest. The game didn't look like we would win it 2-0 for most of it. It is a tough tie and was a really difficult game. We knew they had quality but now we know they have real quality,” Klopp said in his pre-match press conference.
Liverpool hold a 2-0 advantage from the reverse fixture at San Siro, where Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah struck late to give Jürgen Klopp's side an edge going into tonight's encounter. However, with away goals counting for nothing this season, Inter will be confident of rattling the Kop with Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martínez having warmed up for this one by putting five past Salernitana between them in Serie A at the weekend.
Hello and welcome to AS USA's live coverage of the Champions League round of 16 second leg fixture between Liverpool and Inter Milan from Anfield. Kick-off is at 15:00 ET / 12:00 PT.