Witness the full match replay and highlights of the thrilling clash between Inter and Salzburg. This electrifying showdown was part of the UEFA Champions League 2023/2024, specifically in Group D during Matchday 3.
The action ignited at 16:45 GMT on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, providing fans with a spectacle to remember. François Letexier, a distinguished referee from France, took charge of this epic encounter, ensuring fair play and maintaining the game’s integrity.
The battleground for this epic showdown was none other than the iconic Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, nestled in the heart of Milano. This hallowed ground has borne witness to countless historic moments, and it set the stage for Inter and Salzburg to showcase their talents in the UEFA Champions League arena.
Prepare to relive the moments that defined this clash of titans, as Inter and Salzburg battled for supremacy. The stakes were high, and the competition fierce. Stay tuned for the riveting highlights and full match replay that will immerse you in the heart-pounding action of this UEFA Champions League showdown.
Inter Milan vs Salzburg Full Match Reports
Inter Milan maintained their impressive unbeaten record at home against Austrian opponents, stretching it to nine matches with a 2-1 victory over Red Bull Salzburg, seizing the initiative in UEFA Champions League (UCL) Group D.
With just a single point separating the top three clubs in Group D, the clash between Inter and Salzburg presented a significant opportunity for one of them to assert dominance in the standings. This incentive prompted Salzburg to start aggressively, and they created a clear goal-scoring opportunity within the first five minutes when Oscar Gloukh wriggled free in the box, only to have his effort thwarted by Yann Sommer.
The crucial save shifted the momentum of the game. While Salzburg missed their opportunity, Inter capitalized on theirs. There was an element of luck in their opening goal, as Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s reverse pass was inadvertently deflected into the path of the advancing Alexis Sánchez by Davide Frattesi. The Chilean made no mistake, elegantly slotting home the opener. This goal firmly tilted the game in Inter’s favor. However, despite their attacking efforts, their first-half advantage was only a single goal, with Lautaro Martínez narrowly missing their best chance, sending the ball wide of the target.
Shortly into the second half, Inter conceded a goal. Salzburg drew level with one of their few attacks, and there were no complaints about the quality of the strike. Maurits Kjærgaard’s pass was expertly fired into the top corner by Gloukh.
However, Inter quickly reestablished their lead. They were granted an opportunity when Strahinja Pavlović fouled Frattesi in the area. Hakan Çalhanoğlu took responsibility for the penalty and calmly sent Alexander Schlager the wrong way.
With only a one-goal lead, Inter searched for a decisive third goal to seal the game. They believed they had achieved this 10 minutes from the end when Martínez found the back of the net. Unfortunately, Frattesi had been offside before delivering the ball to the Argentine. Fortunately for Inter, this was not a game-defining moment, as they comfortably held on for a victory that puts them in pole position to secure a top-two spot in Group D. Salzburg is by no means out of contention, but they have work to do if they hope to progress to the UCL knockout stage, especially after being eliminated in the group stage last season.
Man of the Match: Davide Frattesi (Inter Milan)