Italian champions Inter Milan will not play UEFA Champions League (UCL) football again this season after they were knocked out by Liverpool at the round of 16 stage.

Inter Milan booked their place in the round of 16 after finishing second to Real Madrid in Group D, while Liverpool were Group B winners ahead of Spanish La Liga champions Atletico Madrid, Portuguese giants FC Porto and Italian football team AC Milan. Liverpool and Inter Milan were drawn together when the round of 16 draw was held in December and the Reds were seen as favourites mainly due to their attacking prowess. At the end of the tie, Liverpool lived up to their status as favourites as they saw off Inter Milan to secure a place in the last eight of this season's Champions League.

Italian football giants Inter Milan could have gotten more out of the first leg if they had a similar attacking prowess as Liverpool. They gave a good account of themselves until the last quarter when Roberto Firmino scored the opening goal as a Liverpool substitute before Mohamed Salah doubled the lead to give the Reds a 2-0 away win at the end of the first leg.
The result from the first leg meant that Inter Milan needed two score at least two goals without conceding to force extra time at least or score three goals without conceding to secure a place in the last eight of this season's Champions League. The Italian champions were given a big boost when Argentine forward Lautaro Martinez scored the first of the two goals needed on 61 minutes. However, the boost flattened two minutes later when Alexis Sanchez was sent off for two yellow cards. The red card to the Chilean dashed the hopes of making a huge comeback for Inter Milan as they bowed out at the last 16 stage via a 2-1 aggregate defeat.