Inter Milan crashed out of the Champions League in the group stage for the third season in a row on Wednesday after being held to a 0-0 draw at home by Shakhtar Donetsk, who were also eliminated.
AllNews understands that unlike other previous eliminations, this time Antonio Conte's men were eliminated from the UEFA competition - both the Champions League and the Europa League.
It could be rather advantageous for the Serie A side as they chase their first Scudetto in years with AC Milan ahead hanging to a 5-point lead and defending champions, Juventus trailing.
Antonio Conte could now bank on fewer fixtures and fatigue of inter-country travels, as AC Milan progresses in the Europa League and Juventus' Champions League qualification.
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The earliest chance for the Nerazzurri was when Argentine forward, Lautaro Martinez rattled the crossbar in the seventh minute of the Group B match but Inter created fewer chances after that, despite dominating possession at home turf.
Inter Milan was looking up to their star man, Romelu Lukaku but he could not find the back of the net, with the Shakhtar defenders keeping a close eye on the Belgian and his partner, Martinez.
Consecutive draw damaged Inter's qualification after the first half of the group stage with 2 draws and 1 loss to Real Madrid.
The second loss in the return fixture meant doom even for a Europa League qualification as Shakhtar was ahead of them both on points and goal difference.
Shakhtar finished level with Borussia Moenchengladbach on eight points but lost out to the Bundesliga side – beaten 2-0 by Real Madrid – on their head-to-head record to finish third and will go into the Europa League instead.
Inter, who could have gone through with a win, finished bottom of the group with six points after drawing three of their six games. Real won the group with 10 points.