Inter handed victory by man who snubbed Chelsea at 16

Inter Milan

Danilo D’Ambrosio, a wing-back who once snubbed Chelsea, was Inter's hero as they squeezed past Dnipro in the Europa League.

At the age of 16, Danilo D'Ambrosio turned down Chelsea and he showed what the Stamford Bridge side are missing out on when he secured Inter's victory over Dnipro.

The Italians had struggled to break down Dnipro, but they found a way through after the Ukrainians were reduced to 10 men by the dismissal of Ruslan Rotan.

D'Ambrosio saw a shot from point-blank range well saved but soon after made no mistake when he put the ball through the goalkeeper's legs after Artem Fedetskyi failed to clear properly.

It proved to be the only goal of the game and allowed Inter to take control of Europa League Group F after Qarabag held St. Etienne to a 0-0 draw.

D'Ambrosio revealed in the past that he was hunted by Chelsea at the age of 16 and visited London but his family decided he would be better off staying in Italy.

The talented wing-back instead signed for Fiorentina, where he struggled, then moved on to lower league Juve Stabia where he caught the attention of Torino.

Inter pounced for D'Ambrosio in January and his bright start to the new campaign could be the start of something big for the Under-21 international who is now 26.

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