Inter Milan beat Shakhtar to reach Europa League final

first_imgRelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ David Silva recovers from COVID-19 Italian giants Inter Milan eliminated Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk 5-0 on Monday to qualify for the Europa League final.The Italian side advanced to the final for the first time in 22 years. Inter Milan’s Argentine forward Lautaro Martínez found the net with a header in the 19th minute.Danilo D’Ambrosio also scored with a header in the 64th minute.Martinez scored again in the 74th minute, making it 3-0 at Dusseldorf Arena.Belgian star Romelu Lukaku scored twice in the 78th and 84th minutes and his team moved to final.Inter Milan will face Spanish club Sevilla in the Europa League final Friday. Tags: Danilo D’AmbrosioEuropa LeagueInter MilanRomelu LukakuShakhtar Donetsklast_img read more

Pardew demands more from Newcastle

first_img The 51-year-old has endured a difficult few weeks on Tyneside as his side has slipped down the table to the point where it faces a very real fight for top-flight survival. “It’s a big, big club and we don’t want to be playing, with all due respect to the Championship, in the Championship,” Pardew said. Press Association Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is determined not to ruin his CV by adding another relegation from the Barclays Premier League to it.center_img “Hopefully we get the result we need or two results or three, whatever it is. It is in our hands. We have a five-point cushion, although Wigan have a game in hand, and that’s a significant cushion at this stage. “We need to increase it and if we increase it, it will be very difficult for Wigan to catch us.” It has all been in stark contrast to his first 18 months at St James’ Park, which saw him steer the Magpies to mid-table safety in their first season back in the Premier League and then roar to a fifth-place finish and European qualification last time around. Whatever happens between now and May 19, Pardew will sit down with owner Mike Ashley and managing director Derek Llambias at the end of the season to discuss what went wrong and the implications for the future. In some ways, it will be an uncomfortable conversation with mistakes having been made at boardroom and managerial levels as well as on the pitch. But against the backdrop of claims of disunity within the dressing room, which have been vehemently denied by Newcastle, and mounting pressure on the manager from outside the club in the wake of thumping home defeats by derby rivals Sunderland and Liverpool, Pardew is concentrating solely on football. He said: “There’s no point having an inquest at the moment because it’s no good to anybody. The most important thing is getting ourselves safety in the Premier League, and that’s what we will try to do.” last_img read more