With a 2-0 win at San Siro, Liverpool took control of their Champions League tie with Inter. Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah scored late goals to put Liverpool in possession.
Throughout the opening hour, Inter looked the more threatening of the two teams, with Hakan Calhanoglu rattling the crossbar after only 16 minutes.
Firmino, who came on at halftime to replace Diogo Jota, scored the game’s first goal with a superb header across goal in the 75th minute.
In the 14th minute, Jurgen Klopp’s side had a chance to take the lead, but Sadio Mane’s header from the edge of the six-yard box was deflected wide.
Inter came even closer two minutes later, with Calhanoglu finding a gap in the box before having his shot rebound off the woodwork.
As the hosts opened the second half energetically, Lautaro Martinez arrived just too late to turn in an Ivan Perisic cross, while Edin Dzeko had a goal rightfully disallowed for offside in the 60th minute.
Luis Diaz’s arrival injected new life into Liverpool’s attack, but it was Firmino who broke the deadlock with a wonderful header.
Salah put the game out of reach as his shot crept over the line in the 83rd minute, putting Liverpool in a strong position to reach the quarter-finals.
With a deflected shot eight minutes later, Salah doubled Liverpool’s lead, leaving Inter with little to do in the return leg of the last-16 tie at Anfield on March 8.
Source: livescore news