For Internazionale, it had the feel of an impossible job. In 34 previous European ties in which Liverpool had won the first leg away from home, the Premier League team had never failed to progress. Liverpool brought all-conquering form into the tie as they sought to confirm their place in the Champions League quarter-finals. Inter had been patchy.
Yet the Italian champions had a blueprint to manoeuvre the ball efficiently and, when Lautaro Martínez aimed a firecracker into the far top corner from outside the area after the hour – it had Alisson beaten from the moment of discharge – they had the scent of something more.
Written by David Hytner at Anfield
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/mar/08/liverpool-internazionale-champions-league-match-report under the title “Martínez cracker gives Inter hope but Liverpool advance after Sánchez red”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.