After signing for the Italian club in January, Victor Moses helped Inter Milan in reaching the Europa League Final on Monday evening, with Antonio Conte’s side having thrashed Shakhtar Donetsk in their last four encounter. While Moses was only introduced in the 81st minute of the match, Inter still scored during this time, with a final against Sevilla now awaiting them.
Former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku and attacking partner Lautaro Martinez both scored a brace against their Ukrainian opponents, with Danilo D’Ambrosio also finding the back of the net in a 5-0 rout. Taking place at the Merkur Speil-Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany, Inter were rarely threatened by Shakhtar, while Conte’s men were rampant.
Can Inter Make Up for Serie A Disappointment with Europa League Success?
After missing out on the Serie A title, despite having once been well in contention, Inter will be hoping to lift the Europa League trophy when they take on Sevilla in Cologne on Friday, a match where they are the 2.20 favourites with bookmaker 888Sport.
Moses is likely to once again be named on the substitutes bench for the final, with D’Ambrosio being Conte’s preferred option for the right wing-back position, however it would not be a surprise to see the Nigerian international come on at some point. It remains to be seen as to whether Moses’ switch to Inter will be made permanent, with the Serie A giants having an option to buy as part of their agreement with Chelsea.
Late Introduction of Ighalo Fails to Stop Sevilla Upsetting United
Inter will face Sevilla in the final following a 2-1 win over Manchester United in the other semi-final, a match in which the Spanish side were on the backfoot for large periods. However, a late goal from Luuk de Jong meant that Sevilla reached their sixth Europa League final, with the late arrival of former Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo for United having little impact upon the result.
Ighalo had played a significant role in United reaching the last four of the competition, however even with Anthony Martial misfiring in front of goal, it took until the 93rd minute for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to turn to the 31-year-old. With just three minutes of stoppage time remaining, Ighalo was unable to carve out any chances, however with his loan spell at Old Trafford having been extended until January, he will be looking forward to featuring in the Champions League next season.