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Stage is set for Inter Primavera in UEFA Youth League

Nerazzurri remain only Italian team standing in European tournament.

FC Internazionale U19 v AC Milan U19 - Primavera Serie A
FC Internazionale coach Stefano Vecchi issues instructions to his players during the Primavera Serie A match between FC Internazionale U19 and AC Milan U19 at Stadio Breda on January 27, 2018 in Sesto San Giovanni, Italy.
Photo by Marco Luzzani - Inter/Inter via Getty Images

The Inter Milan Primavera squad now knows the path to the Youth League title will run through Manchester, England.

After a thrilling win over Spartak Moscow that went to penalties, the Nerazzurri learned they will travel to England and face the Manchester City U19s in the round of 16 of the UEFA Youth League tournament.

Manchester City tore through its group, losing just three – 2-1 to Shakhtar Donetsk, 2-1 on penalties to Salzburg and 2-0 to Barcelona. They easily dispatched of fellow Italians Napoli, 3-1 in the first leg and 5-3 in the second.

Inter Milan had lost two in a row in the Campionato Primavera 1 prior to its shootout win over Spartak earlier this week. The two losses were enough to drop the Nerazzurri to second in the league – two points behind Atalanta whom Inter play this weekend.

The knockout round of the UEFA Youth League will be played Feb. 20-21. If Inter earns a victory, they will face the winner of Liverpool-Manchester United in the quarterfinals March 13-14.

UEFA Youth League

Knockout round of 16 (20/21 February)

  • Bayern Munich (GER) vs. Real Madrid (ESP)
  • Manchester City (ENG) vs. Internazionale Milano (ITA)
  • Atletico Madrid (ESP) vs. Basel (SUI)
  • Porto (POR) vs. Salzburg (AUT)
  • Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) vs. Barcelona (ESP)
  • Liverpool (ENG) v Manchester United (ENG)
  • Tottenham Hotspur (ENG) v Monaco (FRA)
  • Chelsea (ENG) v Feyenoord (NED)

Quarter-finals (13/14 March)

  1. Bayern/Real Madrid v Chelsea/Feyenoord
  2. Man. City/Inter Milan v Liverpool/Man. United
  3. Paris/Barcelona v Atlético/Basel
  4. Tottenham/Monaco v Porto/Salzburg


Semi-finals (20 April)

  1. Winner quarter-final 2 v winner quarter-final 3
  2. Winner quarter-final 1 v winner quarter-final 4

Final (23 April)

Winner semi-final 2 v winner semi-final 1