It’s a great night to be a Southampton fan.
The Saints beat Inter Milan 2-1 to secure a famous victory that takes them to the brink of the Europa League’s knockout stages.
Not only that but it was an impressive comeback – they recovered from going a goal behind and missing a first-half penalty. And it means they climb to second in Group K, establishing a three-point lead over Hapoel Be’er Sheva in third.
Yuto Nagatomo’s 69th-minute own goal decided the game, after Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk had cancelled out Mauro Icardi’s first-half opener for the Italian visitors. Dusan Tadic missed from the spot on the stroke of half-time, but it didn’t prove decisive.
Fans are a bit shocked still TBH.
Southampton 2 - 1 Inter Milan in actual real life, not football manager #saintsfc— John Oakley (@jonokli) November 3, 2016
Find it pretty mad I've just witnessed Southampton beat Inter Milan— Rosie (@adustlandriot) November 3, 2016
What a crazy night. Just watched @SouthamptonFC beat Inter Milan what a feeling 😍❤️⚽️— sasha (@sashalouxo) November 3, 2016
Little old Southampton have just beaten Inter Milan.
Going to repeat this until it's sunk in 😁😁😁 #saintsfc— Russell Carey (@Fuffell) November 3, 2016
we beat inter milan. never thought id say that in my lifetime :') #saintsfc— Glenn Jones (@MrGlennJones) November 3, 2016
Everyone’s just so impressed with how far the Saints have come.
Great night for saints,beating Italian giants inter Milan 🔴⚪️⚽️👏🏻😇 @SouthamptonFC come along way— billy sharp (@billysharp10) November 3, 2016
2010: Southampton finish 7th in League one, whilst Inter Milan complete the treble.
Southampton 2-1 Inter Milan
Progress.— We Are Football (@WeAreFootballGB) November 3, 2016
Six years ago to the week, #saintsfc were playing Dagenham & Redbridge. Tonight, we beat Inter Milan— Mark Littlewood (@MarkJLittlewood) November 3, 2016
Van Dijk in particular impressed people on Twitter.
My days @VirgilvDijk tonight, guy was incredible. Quickly becoming one of the best players in Europe.— Tom Davis (@BigTomD) November 3, 2016
James Ward-Prowse and Virgil Van Dijk were absolutely sublime tonight for #saintsFC— Fresh Saints (@FreshSaints) November 3, 2016
Respective home and away fixtures with Hapoel and group leaders Sparta Prague are now to come for Southampton.
Draws in each would suffice, but first place is possible for Claude Puel’s team.
And after tonight’s performance, who knows…