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Inter storm back to hold Ajax
February 23, 2006 03:55 IST
Champions League Last 16 first leg
Inter Milan staged a fierce second-half fightback to draw 2-2 at Ajax Amsterdam in their Champions League first knockout round tie on Wednesday.
The Serie A side looked down and out after 20 minutes with a youthful Ajax two goals up, courtesy of a powerful Klaas-Jan Huntelaar header and a close-range effort by Mauro Rosales.
Inter showed signs of life when they twice hit the bar in rapid succession just before halftime and pulled a goal back after 48 minutes with a deflected shot from Dejan Stankovic.
Luis Figo and Obafemi Martins went close before the visitors were rewarded for constant pressure when Julio Cruz swept in a low cross four minutes from time in the first leg match.
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