Wednesday, November 29, 2023

UCL: Inter edge past Salzburg to move top of Group D



Inter Milan took provisional lead of Champions League Group D on Tuesday after winning a tough contest with Salzburg 2-1 at a packed San Siro.

Goals in each half from Alexis Sanchez and Hakan Calhanoglu were enough for Inter to move up to seven points, three ahead of Real Sociedad who are at bottom side Benfica later on Tuesday.

Simone Inzaghi’s side were good value for their win but were made to sweat for the three points as Salzburg caused the hosts problems and were briefly level when Oscar Gloukh stroked home a classy finish in the 57th minute.

A four-point gap between Inter and third-placed Salzburg makes qualification for the knockout stages more likely.