Live ticker Inter Milan – Atlético Madrid (Champions League 2023/2024, round of 16 first leg)



Corner for Atlético from the right: Griezmann brings the ball sharply into the six-yard box, where Sommer easily picks the ball down.



A sign of life from Atlético: Samuel Lino plays a one-two with de Paul and then shoots from a tight angle to the near corner on the left side of the penalty area. The ball goes into the side netting because he doesn’t hit it correctly.



The hosts put on a lot of steam in the first few minutes after the break. Atlético are deep in their own half but have withstood the pressure so far.


10:15 p.m

Next change at Atlético: Álvaro Morata replaces Saúl, so the guests should now be more offensive.



Substitution at Atlético Madrid: Álvaro Morata




Substitution at Atlético Madrid: Saúl



Mario Hermoso

Yellow card for Mario Hermoso (Atlético Madrid)

Mario Hermoso hits Barella from behind and is booked.



Barella crosses from the right half of the field to the penalty spot, where Arnautović climbs up and heads just past the left – that was close!



Arnautovic! Inter quickly switch gears via Dimarco, who marches forward from the left and serves the ball to Arnautović at the second post. The Austrian finishes from a full run, but can’t get the ball on goal – just wide, chance wasted.



Inter comes out of the locker room well and receives a corner from the right, which Dimarco circles sharply in front of the goal. Oblak has problems fisting the ball out of the danger zone, but is disturbed by Pavard – striker foul.



Referee Kovacs blows the whistle for the second round. Inter had to make one change due to injury: Arnautović replaced Thuram. And Atlético also made one change: Savić replaced the ailing Giménez in central defense.


10:05 p.m

Stefan Savic

Substitution at Atlético Madrid: Stefan Savić


10:05 p.m

José Giménez

Substitution at Atlético Madrid: José Giménez


10:05 p.m

Marko Arnautović

Substitution at Inter: Marko Arnautović


10:05 p.m

Marcus Thuram

Substitution at Inter: Marcus Thuram


10:05 p.m

Kick-off of the 2nd half


9:50 p.m

Half-time conclusion:
The teams say goodbye at halftime. The score is 0-0 between Inter Milan and Atlético Madrid. The hosts started dominantly and had more possession from the start, while Atlético was more interested in stability in defense. In a game with few penalty area scenes, Inter had the biggest chance to score, which Martínez missed after Thuram’s assist. In a rather mixed Champions League round of 16 with many inaccuracies and few highlights, Inter has advantages, but everything is still completely open. We’re looking forward to an exciting second half – see you soon!


9:49 p.m

End of 1st half


9:49 p.m

The final seconds in the first round are running. Is something else happening here?


9:49 p.m

Official added time (minutes): 1


9:47 p.m

That doesn’t look good: Thuram injured his thigh when he shot on goal and needs treatment. It is questionable whether things will continue for the ex-Gladbacher.


9:46 p.m

Again we move quickly forward via Thuram. The ex-Gladbacher goes over to the right to Barella, who hits a hook and passes it back to the Frenchman. Thuram’s shot from the back is too out of place and ends up in Oblak’s arms.


9:42 p.m

Thuram can intercept an Atlético free kick, wins the running duel against Witsel and marches alone towards Oblak. When he gets to the penalty area, he crosses again to Martínez, who was running along with him, who hesitates too long before finishing and miserably misses the chance – there was more potential.


9:40 p.m

Good chance for Inter! Barella crosses sharply from the right to the first post, where Martínez rises to head the ball and heads powerfully towards the near post. Oblak gets down quickly and can hold on to the ball.


9:39 p.m

Furthermore, relatively little happens in the game. The action takes place between the penalty areas and there are few highlights. The game is characterized by many inaccuracies.


9:35 p.m

Thuram can process a long pass from his own half on the right side of the penalty area and pass it to Martínez in the back area. The Argentine’s shot just misses the right side of the box.


9:34 p.m

Now Atlético pushes forward a bit and opens up the game in Inter’s half. The Spaniards patiently let the ball circulate without finding a gap.


9:32 p.m

The hosts repeatedly try to bridge the midfield with quick combinations. That works quite well, but it’s over in the last third of the attack at the latest. The strong Witsel in particular holds the Atlético chain together well at the back.


9:28 p.m

Mkhitaryan tries a cross from the left side, but Atlético stands well and clears it with his head.


9:26 p.m

There has been a lack of clear scoring chances on both sides so far. Inter has more possession of the ball and keeps getting into promising positions. Atlético is waiting for the counterattack, but their offensive game has been too complicated so far.


9:22 p.m

Pavard gets through to de Vrij, who runs away and marches alone towards Oblak. The Dutchman decides to cross the pass to Thuram, who was running along, but he is covered by Witsel. The Atlético defender can intercept the ball before it becomes really dangerous – chance wasted.


9:20 p.m

Inter continue to dominate the game and combine forward on the right: Pavard sends a half-high cross towards Thuram, who is lurking at the penalty spot. Witsel is wide awake and clears the danger zone.


9:17 p.m

There is a controversial scene in Atlético’s penalty area: Martínez comes to the right at the corner of the penalty area, which is deflected by Witsel and then jumps to Molina’s hand. Referee Kovacs decides to continue playing and the VAR doesn’t get involved either – the right decision.


9:15 p.m

Samuel Lino works his way into the penalty area with a great solo from the left and wants to cross in front of the goal from a tight angle. His cross goes over to the right and remains in play, so that shortly afterwards the ball goes back to Samuel Lino on the left in the penalty area. His second shot goes just past the goal to the right.


9:12 p.m

A throw-in from the left ends up in the penalty area, where Atlético can clear with a header. The ball finally comes to Çalhanoğlu in the backcourt, who volleys it past the left.


9:09 p.m

For the first time, the Spaniards are on the offensive: de Vrij confidently clears the cross from the right.


9:07 p.m

Barella marches down the right towards the penalty area and puts it across the first post, where Thuram gets to the ball but cannot control it – goal kick for Atlético.


9:05 p.m

Inter takes command and lets the ball circulate through their own ranks. A first cross from Darmian from the right ends up in the arms of Oblak.


9:03 p.m

The ball is rolling. Atlético kicks off in green jerseys. Inter are wearing blue and black.

8:44 p.m

The referee of the game is the Romanian Istvan Kovacs. His assistants on the sidelines are his compatriots Vasile Florin Marinescu and Ovidiu Artene. The German referee Marco Fritz is on duty as a video assistant.

8:34 p.m

At Inter Milan, coach Inzaghi changes his wing players. Darmian and Dimarco start instead of Dumfries and Carlos Augusto.

8:33 p.m

Let’s look at the staff: The hosts have several well-known faces from the Bundesliga. Among other things, Marcus Thuram is in the hosts’ starting line-up. Former Gladbacher Yann Sommer is also guarding the Milan goal tonight. Compared to the game against Las Palmas, Savic, Reinildo, Barrios and Correa are on the bench. Hermoso, Witsel, de Paul and Griezmann are in the starting line-up.

8:20 p.m

“It will be very difficult. Inter are in excellent form at the moment. I like their style. Last year they made it to the final of the Champions League,” said Atlético coach Simeone before the game.

8:16 p.m

Atlético Madrid also put in a clean dress rehearsal and recently celebrated a 5-0 win against UD Las Palmas. The Madrilenians are currently in fourth place in the table and have lost touch with the top of the table – city rivals Real are already eleven points ahead. Nevertheless, Atlético is known for being an uncomfortable opponent, especially in knockout games, and for achieving success with minimal effort.

8:09 p.m

“Atlético have been in the Champions League final twice in the last ten years and can look back on a wealth of European Cup experience. These will be two extremely close and tough games,” said Inter coach Inzaghi before the game.

8:08 p.m

The Italians had a successful dress rehearsal last weekend: Inter clearly won 4-0 against Serie A bottom team US Salernitana. In the domestic league, the Milanese are currently comfortably leading the tables – the gap to second-placed Juventus Turin is already nine points. This is one of the reasons why Inter go into the game as favorites this evening, but are warned against also strong Spaniards.

8:01 p.m

With Inter Milan and Atlético Madrid, two real heavyweights meet in the round of 16 of the Champions League. Both teams made it through the group stage undefeated, with Inter only finishing second in the group behind San Sebastian.

Hello and welcome to the Champions League round of 16! This Tuesday evening, Inter Milan will face Atlético Madrid. The game at the Giuseppe Meazza in Milan kicks off at 9:00 p.m.