Inter turn on style to cruise into round of 16 after they thrashed Viktoria Plzeň with four goals to nil in the fifth round of group C in the group stage of the Champions League
It was just a matter of being patient and then the technical quality and superiority would emerge, that what the Nerazzurri have done today scoring four goals through Mkhitaryan (35), Džeko (42 & 66) and Lukaku (87), recording their biggest win in the competition since September 2010 (4-0 v Werder Bremen), and secure the qualifying to the knockout stage with a game to spare from a group including Bayern and Barcelona, which is already a great achievement.
It was the Barcelona game, actually two games against the Spanish giant, that defined Inter’ path in the group stage this season by winning at home (1-0) and drawing at Spain (3-3), and tonight they completed their job in style with a convincing all-around performance against Plzeň.
Edin Džeko has been named Player of the Match. Inter’ striker has now scored 11 goals in seven European games against Plzeň.
Dzeko total 27 goals in Champions League have been scored v Viktoria Plzen (26%). He netted in each of his 5 matches against them (7 goals), at least 4 more than against any other side.