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2017/18 Italian Coppa Italia, Round of 16
Internazionale advance 5-4 on penalties
Internazionale advance 5-4 on penalties

Inter Milan progress in Coppa Italia on penalties against brave Pordenone

Luciano Spalletti Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

Inter Milan scraped into the Coppa Italia quarterfinals after the Serie A leaders were taken to penalties by third-division Pordenone on Tuesday.

Pordenone goalkeeper Simone Perilli pulled off several saves in regulation time to keep the game scoreless and he almost proved to be the hero during the shootout, stopping two penalties.

But Inter prevailed 5-4, with Yuto Nagatomo tucking away the final spot kick.

oth sides hit the woodwork during the 120 minutes.

Inter coach Luciano Spalletti rang the changes and only Milan Skriniar and Matias Vecino remained in the starting XI from Saturday's 0-0 draw at Juventus.

However, he was forced by desperation to bring on Marcelo Brozovic at half-time, as well as star forwards Ivan Perisic and Mauro Icardi.