Inter Milan 2-0 Getafe: Inter storm Europa League quarters for the first time ever
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Inter Milan 2-0 Getafe: Inter storm Europa League quarters for the first time ever

Inter Milan on Wednesday beat Getafe 2-0 in UEFA Europa League last-16 to set a quarterfinal clash with either Rangers or Bayern Leverkusen. 

Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring in the 33rd minute with a clinical strike and Christian Eriksen added the second late into the match as Inter dispatched a hard-fighting Getafe side at the Arena AufSchalke.

The Liga side nearly went ahead through Nikola Maksimović’s header before a drop in intensity saw Lautaro Martínez twice denied by Samir Handanović.

Lukaku broke the deadlock, meeting a long ball from Alessandro Bastoni to rifle a ruthless finish, but Inter had Jorge Molina’s wayward second-half penalty to thank for staying level.

Recap the Inter Milan v Getafe match updates, stats and highlights here.

Eriksen then sealed victory moments after coming on with a close-range effort seven minutes from time.

Inter are through to the quarter-finals for the first time in the UEFA Europa League era after three previous round of 16 defeats.

Inter are the fifth Serie A side to reach the quarter-finals in the UEFA Europa League era after Lazio (2), Napoli (2), Juventus and Fiorentina.

Line-ups
Inter: Handanovič; Godín, De Vrij, Bastoni; D'Ambrosio (Biraghi 84), Barella, Brozović (Eriksen 82), Gagliardini, Young; Lautaro Martínez (Alexis Sánchez 70), Lukaku

Getafe: Soria; Damián Suárez, Djené, Etxeita, Olivera (Portillo 88); Nyom (Jason 69), Maksimović (Ángel 56), Arambarri (Hugo Duro 88), Tímor, Cucu; Mata (Molina 69)