LISBON, March 15: Inter Milan advanced to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2010-11, drawing 0-0 against Porto on Tuesday to eliminate the Portuguese team 1-0 on aggregate.
Inter were looking for a forceful answer after a slump of domestic performance and arrived at the Estadio do Dragao with a slight lead in the first leg thanks to a late goal by Romelu Lukaku.
Porto dominated the game, but Inter goalkeeper André Onana kept the Portuguese outfit at bay.
The Nerazzurri survived a scare in stoppage time, when Denzel Dumfries made a desperate clearance on the goal line as Onana fingertiped Mehdi Taremi’s header off the post before Marko Grujic hit the post.
The home team was reduced to 10 men when winger Pepe received his second yellow card and Porto were unable to turn the game around.
Inter followed AC Milan to become the second Serie A team to reach the Champions League quarterfinals, and Napoli are expected to follow when they host Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday with a 2-0 lead in the first leg.