SERIE A - Inter defeats ''CL surprise package'' Sheriff Tiraspol

20.10.2021 02:00 of D.B. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
SERIE A - Inter defeats ''CL surprise package'' Sheriff Tiraspol
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Inter Milan began their Champions League campaign with a 3-1 victory over Sheriff Tiraspol on Tuesday, boosting their prospects of reaching the knockout stage for the first time in a decade.

Simone Inzaghi's team was under pressure to produce a positive result after only gaining a single point in their first two matches of the season.

Edin Dzeko, Arturo Vidal, and Stefan de Vrij all scored to put them two points behind Sheriff in Group D.

The Italian champions are level on points with Real Madrid, who are second after a 5-0 thrashing of Shakhtar Donetsk, and will fancy their chances in the return match in Tiraspol next month after a strong showing at the San Siro.

Inter haven't made it out of a Champions League group since the 2011-12 season, and will now believe they have a decent chance of doing so this year, as well as being boosted ahead of their weekend match against Juventus.