The scenes at the San Siro were the polar opposite to the celebrations among the away fans at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night.
With five minutes remaining in both games, Inter Milan were heading through with a 1-1 draw against PSV Eindhoven because Tottenham were losing to Barcelona.
But when Lucas Moura equalised for Spurs in the 85th minute, the mood completely changed at the San Siro.
The Inter fans were visibly disheartened. Some roared their team on to get a winner, but it never came – in part thanks to Nick Viergever’s brilliant last-ditch tackle.