Champions League

INTER STILL FIGHTING

Inter Milan continued to fight for their place in the Champions League next season after securing a vital 3-1 over fellow contenders Udinese during the weekend. The huge early season struggles for Inter Milan is well documented, but they are on course to qualifying for the Champions League next season after losing down the gap to the third position to just three points.

RANIERI GETS EMOTIONAL

Inter Milan manager Claudio Ranieri has said that he will feel like crying if Inter Milan do not progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League after their 1-0 lead over Marseille from the first leg.

Inter Milan managed to win the first leg encounter between the two clubs 1-0 with a last gasp goal, which many regard to be the crucial one in this tie.

Due to the fact that it is an away goal, Inter Milan are the favourites to qualify for the quarter-finals, while Claudio Ranieri is also nervous because if Inter Milan fail to qualify, then he would feel like crying.

RANIERI GETS BOOST

Inter Milan manager Claudio Ranieri was handed a major boost ahead of the Champions league encounter with Marseille at the San Siro after his side won 2-0 courtesy of two league goals against Chievo during the weekend.

Inter Milan are coming into the match on the back of a poor run of form, which has seen them score just two goals in their last 10 matches in the league. Despite this poor domestic form, they come into the second leg encounter with Marseille with a slender 1-0 advantage from the first leg.

Inter beat CSKA

Inter Milan reached the last four of the Champions League for the first time since 2003 as they eased to a 2-0 aggregate victory over CSKA Moscow.

Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder grabbed the only goal of the game in the sixth minute as his low free-kick found its way through the CSKA wall and beyond goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev.

Things got worse for the hosts when they had substitute Chidi Odiah sent off early in the second half and Inter were comfortably able to repel any pressure from their hosts and coast in the last four.