Ten-man Inter crashed out of the UEFA Champions League as a second half strike from Fernando Torres helped Liverpool to a 3-0 aggregate win and a place in the quarter-finals.
Inter 0-1 Liverpool (Agg: 0-3)
Inter's task of turning around their 2-0 deficit was always a tough one against their well-drilled visitors, but it was made even harder when Nicolas Burdisso was harshly shown a second yellow card by referee Tom Ovrebo following a goalless first half. The controversial dismissal, like that of Marco Materazzi in the first leg, prompted Liverpool to be more adventurous and their attacking intent was rewarded just after the hour mark when Spanish hitman Fernando Torres skilfully controlled a left-wing cross and steered a shot past goalkeeper Julio Cesar. Inter had several chances through Julio Cruz and Zlatan Ibrahimovic but Roberto Mancini's side limped out of the competition at the first knockout stage for the second successive season.
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