sport news Inter Milan 2-1 Empoli: Hosts secure Champions League qualification

Inter Milan 2-1 Empoli: Late strike by Radja Nainggolan secures Champions League qualification and relegates gallant visitors from Serie A Inter Milan secured Champions League qualification on the final day in Serie A  Radja Nainggolan scored an 81st-minute winner to relegate Empoli to Serie B Hamed Junior Traore had moments earlier cancelled out Keita Balde's opener  Sunday's victory saw Inter finish fourth — one point above rivals AC Milan

By Brian Homewood, Reuters

Published: 21:38 BST, 26 May 2019 | Updated: 21:59 BST, 26 May 2019


Inter Milan sneaked into next season's Champions League when a late goal from Radja Nainggolan gave them a 2-1 win over a gallant Empoli, who were relegated after an astonishing Serie A match on Sunday.

Half-time substitute Keita Balde fired Inter in front six minutes after the restart before Mauro Icardi won a penalty for the hosts, only to see his effort saved by Empoli goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski.


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