….. Inter Milan reached the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time in more than a decade as it managed a 0-0 draw at Porto on Tuesday to progress 1-0 on aggregate.

It was a disappointing night for the home fans at a sold-out Dragao stadium as the Portuguese champions tried in vain to wipe out the narrow deficit from the first leg in Italy.

There were few other concrete chances at the Estádio do Dragão as Inter did enough to ensure it advanced to the final eight for the first time since going out at that stage as the defending champion in 2011.

Romelu Lukaku had scored the all-important goal at San Siro but started on the bench on Tuesday as Inter coach Simone Inzaghi opted for Edin Džeko alongside Lautaro Martínez up front.

A disciplined Inter side seemed content to hold onto their lead and did not face a serious threat until added time.

Porto then struck the woodwork twice within 30 seconds before Pepe was sent off for a second yellow card as Inter joined City rivals AC Milan in the quarter-final draw.