Inter Milan survived a late onslaught of pressure at Porto to escape with a 0-0 draw that advanced them 1-0 on aggregate and into the quarterfinals of the Champions League for the first time in more than ten years.
A sold-out Dragao stadium witnessed a discouraging evening for the home crowd as the Portuguese champions attempted in vain to erase the slim deficit from the first leg in Italy.
A focused Inter team appeared satisfied to maintain their lead and did not encounter a significant danger until extra time.
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Before Pepe was dismissed for receiving a second yellow card and Inter joined city rivals AC Milan in the quarterfinal draw, Porto hit the woodwork twice in the space of 30 seconds.