Legendary former Nerazzurri midfielder Esteban Cambiasso feels that Inter Milan “dominated” the second half against Atletico Madrid.

The Argentine spoke to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInterNews, after the match. He also expressed his happiness for striker Marko Arnautovic after the Austrian scored the match-winner.

The first half of yesterday’s match was a tough one for both sides.

Inter and Atletico both worked tirelessly to deny one another space and disrupt each other’s rhythm in possession.

So in truth, neither side truly got the better of the other before the interval.

That always seemed a distinct possibility. The sense of pressure and occasion, along with both teams become among Euorpean football’s heavyweights, was always likely to keep the match from becoming one-sided right away.

But as Inter found their foothold in the second half, they really looked like the side in the ascendancy.

Inter scored just one goal. That came courtesy of substitute Marko Arnautovic, turning in the rebound of a saved Lautaro Martinez shot.

But there were more chances than that.

Inter had the majority of ball possession. And as the second half wore on, the Nerazzurri looked more and more comfortable moving the ball from back to front when they had it.

Cambiasso: Inter “Dominated” Second Half Vs Atletico Madrid

In the view of former midfielder Cambiasso, it was a downright one-sided second half in favour of his old team the Nerazzurri.

He called it a “Very tactical and cerebral match.”

“Atletico had more possession of the ball, but Inter created the clearer chances.”

[It was in fact Inter who had more possession over the course of the match as a whole.]

“They also dominated the match in the second half.”

Cambiasso called it a “Well-deserved victory.”

The 2010 Treble winner added that “I’m very happy for Arnautovic, who you can see really living every moment during the matches.”

“The passion in his celebration was no coincidence,” he said of the Austrian.

“You can see that he endears himself to the fans and his teammates, who went over to him en masse to embrace him after the goal.”