Romelu Lukaku’s fist half strike and a late second from substitute Christian Eriksen secured victory for Antonio Conte’s side, while Los Azulones were made to rue a second half missed penalty from striker Jorge Molina.
— Getafe C.F. (@GetafeCF) August 5, 2020
This was a one-off Round of 16 tie despite being originally scheduled as a two-legged encounter back in March, but Covid-19 brought European football to a halt and football was suspended.
Lukaku’s 30th goal of the season on the half-hour mark put Inter on their way – holding off Getafe defender Xabi Etxeita before firing home into the far corner.
Getafe will regret Molina’s missed penalty – skewed wide of the target – having been awarded following a lengthy VAR decision before Eriksen doubled the lead minutes later.
Inter will now play either Scottish side Rangers or Bayer Leverkusen at the quarter-final stage on Monday evening.
Getafe’s European run is over after a memorable triumph over Ajax at the Round of 32 stage, and they have also missed out on qualification for next season’s tournament.