Inter Milan defeated Dortmund 2-0 in their first group stage clash at the San Siro. The Black and Yellow couldn’t afford a similar result in today’s rematch in Dortmund. However, Dortmund’s plans seemed destined for failure down 2-0 at the halfway point.
Inter’s timely 5′ and 40′ goals highlighted their overwhelming control of the first half. Dortmund controlled possession but Inter’s counterattacks proved lethal. Dortmund were fortunate to only trail by two goals heading into the break.
Dortmund haven’t lost at home since April, and they came out of the break determined to preserve that streak. Achraf Hakimi scored his third Champions League goal of the season in the 51′, cutting Dortmund’s deficit to one.
The goal provided his club and their supporters with a much-needed boost in energy as the came’s complexion began to change. Julian Brandt leveled the scoring in the 64′ minute as Dortmund took control of the match.
Rather than settle for a draw, Dortmund maintained their pressure and picked Inter apart. Their efforts were rewarded with a 77′ go-ahead goal from Hakimi, who is now the top scorer in Champions League competitions.
Dortmund face Bayern in their next match on Saturday.
A 2019 graduate from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Ryan is an aspiring sports writer with a profound passion for the Black and Yellow. On match day, Ryan can likely be seen draped in Dortmund’s colors, perennially pacing the living room of his Ann Arbor apartment. He dreams of one day watching a match from world football’s largest and most impressive standing terrace, The Yellow Wall.