The Italian team faced the last day of the Champions tied in points with Tottenham, they played the pass to the knockout round and Inter had a small advantage, defined at home against PSV while Tottenham traveled to Spain to face the already qualified Barcelona.
The first chance was for Inter that felt confident. A center of Icardi was headed by Perisic to the post. There could have changed the game’s picture. Shortly after the Meazza was frozen by the goal of PSV after a blunder of Asamoah.
In the Camp Nou, Barcelona would go ahead with a great goal by the mosquito Dembélé, but the real figure was the Dutch Cillissen who so far denied the goal to the English team. With both teams losing the qualifier was Tottenham.
Inter would see itself in eighth thanks to the tie against PSV with a great header from Icardi, but the joy would only last 15 minutes as Lucas Moura would do the same against Barcelona 5 minutes from time. The news of the Camp Nou later frozen the Inter, that did not deserve much more whereas the PSV did not give up an inch. The Champions remains without a historical and win another English team. The 4 that played the group stage the 4 were classified.
The Inter could not with PSV in the 2 games like expecting to play the Europa League a competition in which they would have more possibilities but this season has very strong teams like Chelsea, Arsenal, Sevilla among other teams that present a high level.
The team of Pochettino to qualify as a second can face Real Madrid, Juventus, PSG, Dortmund, Bayern and if it is lucky to Oporto. Nothing easy for the English but they are also the team that nobody wants to face in the second round.