Paul Tomkins, Andrew Beasley, Daniel Rhodes, Chris Rowland and other TTT regulars will give their thoughts for 24 hours after the game, and we’ll have the post-match stats too.
A scrappy game against a team of giants: instead of Burnley beaten by a set-piece, this time it was Inter Milan, beaten by two set-pieces.
Despite lining up with three giant centre-backs, very tall wing-backs, a huge target-man as well as another 6’1″ attacking player, Inter couldn’t handle the delivery and reactions of the Reds, in the way that Burnley couldn’t at the weekend. That the snarling, mad-dog Arturo Vidal’s crazy foul helped seal the game made it all the sweeter.
The Reds were far from their best on the ball, but at the San Siro, Inter didn’t manage a single shot on target, and maybe had just three really promising moments all match.
I don’t see a lot of pace in this Inter team. It’s full of old, physical players.
Including the keeper and subs, they fielded players aged 37, 35, 34 and no fewer than three at 33; meanwhile, Stefan de Vrij, who spent the game appearing to be concussed, is 30, and Matteo Darmian, one of a few Premier League rejects, is 32.
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