The Nerazzurri’s win in Germany throws the group wide open with any of the four teams in Group B able to proceed to the last 16. Inter took the lead on 17 minutes through another one of their Ex Man United contingent Matteo Damien with a good over lapping run and finish between Sommer’s legs.
Gladbach have carved out a decent reputation as a side hard to beat and should have equalised from Thuram but veteran Slovenian kepper Handanovic was equal to the task. Inter were eventually undone by a Plea free header in first half injury time.Lukako restored Inter’s advantage with a shot that went through the defender’s legs with Sommer unsighted. Inter’s defence was much impressive in this encounter than in recent weeks. It let in two goals here but limited them to just 10 the whole match.Lukaku got his brace 8 minutes after his first catching the Gladbach’s defence napping from a Hakimi cross.
Plea pulled one back for Gladbach after timing his run to perfection, staying onside and side footing low to Handanovic’s right. Borussia still tops the Group despite the defeat with 8 points followed by Shakthar Donetsk who completed the double over Real Madrid with a 2-0 win in Kiev with 7 points. Real has the same number of points but are third courtesy of an inferior head to head record. Inter prop up the table with 5 points. Who could have thought hey that the Group would be basically upside down from the bookies prediction.