Aggregate Result: 4-3
Inter qualifying to the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 after defeating Celtic at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium. The hero of the match is Colombian midfielder Fredy Guarin scoring the only goal of the game and enough to secure the passing. The aggregate result is 4-3.
Inter battled until the end against Celtic playing with 10 players since the 36th minute. Referee Ivan Kruzliak sent off Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk after getting a second yellow card following a foul on Inter forward Mauro Icardi.
Guarin delighting the fans in the 88th minute, just 2 minutes before ending the game to get the victory and qualification. Guarin defeating Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon with a right footed shot in the top left corner. The assist is by defender Davide Santon.
Here is INTER official starting lineup by coach Roberto Mancini:
INTER (4-3-1-2): Juan Pablo Carrizo; D’Ambrosio, Andrea Ranocchia, Juan Jesus, Davide Santon; Fredy Guarin, Medel, Hernanes; Shaqiri; Mauro Icardi, Rodrigo Palacio
Here is CELTIC official starting lineup by coach Deila:
CELTIC (4-2-3-1): Gordon; Matthews, Denayer, Van Dijk, Izaguirre; Brown, Bitton; Mackay-Steven, Johansen, Armstrong; Guidetti
Photos Inter vs Celtic courtesy of inter.com
Inter official starting lineup against Celtic
Inter 1 – 0 Celtic
Thursday 26 February 2015
Giuseppe Meazza Stadium
Goal: 88′ Fredy Guarin (I)
Attendance: 33,000 approximately
|Referee||Ivan Kružliak (SVK)|
|Assistant referee||Tomaš Somolani (SVK) , Tomaš Mokoš (SVK)|
|Additional assistant referee||Richard Trutz (SVK) , Peter Kralović (SVK)|
|Fourth official||Ondrej Brendza (SVK)|
|UEFA Delegate||Alvaro Albino (POR)|
|UEFA Referee observer||Marinus Koopman (NED)|
Official formations – lineups:
INTER (4-3-1-2): Juan Pablo Carrizo; D’Ambrosio (80′ Campagnaro), Andrea Ranocchia, Juan Jesus, Davide Santon; Fredy Guarin, Medel, Hernanes (80′ Kovacic); Shaqiri; Mauro Icardi, Rodrigo Palacio (89′ Puscas).
Subs not used: (Handanovic, Vidic, Kuzmanovic, Obi).
Coach: Roberto Mancini.
|22(7)||Shots (on goal)||7(2)|