Before we say Raul and make no mistake this was all the former Real Madrid man, we’ve to say this Inter defense was exposed once again. What a difference a year makes.
Schalke was obviously the brighter of the two teams but Jurado slipping a pass to Raul through a defense hopelessly caught out of position and the striker feinting past a stumbling Julio Cesar did not make for a pretty picture. Thiago Motta got a consolation equalizer but a desperate Inter were undone as Raul slipped a nice pass for Howedes to outrun the defense and score.
It is Man Utd and Schalke in the semi-finals and if past records are any indication then the Red Devils will have their hands full against Ralf Ragnick’s team. German teams have had their way against the Mancusians.