PSV Eindhoven ended their European campaign with a well-earned 1-1 draw at Inter Milan. 

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Already out heading into the final game, PSV had little to play for but pride, while Inter Milan needed to better Tottenham’s result against Barcelona to book their place in the next round.

The odds were firmly on a home win and Inter started brightly with a combination of Jeroen Zoet and the post denying Ivan Perisic while Danilo D’Ambrosio headed wide.

PSV looked to play on the counter attack and on 13 minutes they stunned the home crowd by taking the lead. Steven Bergwijn took the ball off Kwadwo Asamoah before crossing for Hirving Lozano to head into the net.

Inter dominated possession but the best chances for another goal before the break fell to PSV. Luuk de Jong was denied by Samir Handanovic at close range while the goalkeeper had to push Bergwijn’s fierce strike over the bar.

After the break, Inter pushed looking for an equaliser but Zoet kept out Mauro Icardi’s strike before saving from Matteo Politano. Eventually in the 73rd minute, Zoet was beaten when Politano’s cross was headed in at the back post by an unmarked Icardi.

After the goal Inter sat back, believing a point was enough for them to progress, but Tottenham’s equaliser at Barcelona forced them to attack towards the end. PSV’s defence held out, though, and they end their Champions League campaign with a second point.

PSV exit Europe with their heads held high from difficult group but there is also a sense of what could have been. PSV led in four of their six clashes but only managed two points. 




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