Inter Milan vs Atletico Madrid: Arnautovic’s Stunning Goal Gave Milan a Decisive 1-0 Victory

In a thrilling UEFA Champions League encounter, Inter Milan faced off against Atletico Madrid at its home Stadium, the San Siro. The match was somewhat one sided for Milan with its Dominant 19 shots compared to 7 from Atletico and finally the match ended with a narrow 1-0 victory for Inter Milan.

Inter Milan's Marko Arnautovic
Marko Arnautovic of Inter Milan celebrating after the goal. Getty images

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Key Players

Inter Milan’s key players included Marko Arnautovic, who came on for the injured Marcus Thuram at half-tim, and the Argentinian Striker Lautaro Martinez.

For Atletico Madrid, Antoine Griezman, Jan Oblak, and Alvaro Morata, who returned from a knee problem.

Match Highlights

The match was a cagey affair with both teams creating chances. However, it was Inter Milan who broke the deadlock in the 79th minute. Marko Arnautovic, after missing a hat-trick of chances, finally slammed home a second ball to give his team a narrow 1-0 lead. This goal stemmed from an Atletico Madrid mix-up in the midfield.

Brief Statistics

TeamYellow CardsCorner KicksTotal ShotsShots On TargetBall Possession Percentage
Inter Milan2319557
Atletico Madrid427043

Match Timeline (Inter Milan vs Atletico Madrid)

  • 48 min: Arnautovic in Thuram out (Inter)
  • 48 min: Savic in Gimenez out (Atletico)
  • 54 min: Morata in Soul out (Atletico)
  • 68 min: Mandava in Hermoso out (Atletico)
  • 68 min: Barrios in Molina out (Atletico)
  • 69 min: Dumfries in Darmian out (Inter)
  • 69 min: Augusto in Dimarco out (Inter)
  • 72 min: Davide Frattesi in Henrikh Mkhitaryan out (Atletico)
  • 78 min: Angel Correa in Antoine Griezman out (Atletico)
  • 78 min: Marko Arnautovic of Inter Milan scored a goal.
  • 88 min: Alexis Sánchez in Lautaro Martinez out (Inter)

Table Position

At the time of the match, Atletico Madrid is in the 4th position in La Liga with 51 points and Inter is in the 1st position in Serie A with 63 points.

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