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Inter Milan beat Atletico in International Champions Cup final

IANS  |  Madrid 

Atletico Madrid will prepare for next week's Super Cup clash with rivals Real Madrid with more doubts than certainties, after losing 0-1 to in the final match of

Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez, who was close to being signed by Atletico earlier this year but who opted to play for Inter Milan, scored the winning goal on Saturday, with a spectacular scissor kick in the 31st minute, stunning the home side at Wanda Metropolitano, reports

Atletico Madrid played with a 4-4-2 formation, with keeper Jan Oblak, Juanfran, Diego Godin, and on defense; Thomas Partey, Koke, Saul and at midfield; and and in front.

stayed on the bench for most of the match, replacing Correa in the 61st minute.

opted for a standard 4-2-3-1 formation, with keeper Samir Handanovic, Danilo D'Ambrosio, Miranda, and Dalbert on defense; and as defensive midfielders; Matteo Politano, and as offensive midfielders; and as forward.

Lautaro had an early chance to score in the 11th minute, after an assist by Icardi, but his shot from outside the box was blocked by Oblak.

None of the teams found decent chances until Lautaro's acrobatic goal from the right of the box in the 31st minute, connecting a superb pass over the top and from the left by Asamoah.

A goal in the 43rd minute by Correa off a pass from Koke would have tied the match, yet the VAR determined that the Atletico forward was offside.

ended with Tottenham in first place, tying at seven points with and Inter Milan, though the English team had a better goal differential.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 15:32 IST
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