Match ends, Ludogorets Razgrad 0, Inter Milan 2.
Christian Eriksen scored his first Inter Milan goal as the Italians won at Ludogorets Razgrad in the Europa League last 32.
The former Spurs midfielder slotted home from the edge of the area after Romelu Lukaku's lay-off with about 20 minutes remaining.
The Dane also hit the bar with a drive from 25 yards before Lukaku sealed the win with a penalty in added time.
The second leg takes place at the San Siro next Thursday (27 January).
Since joining Antonio Conte's side Eriksen had played 137 minutes across five matches but failed to register a goal or assist.
However, on a night that Inter controlled - limiting the hosts to just one off-target effort - his calm finish into the bottom right-hand corner past Plamen Iliev demonstrated his quality.
Manchester United loanee Alexis Sanchez also played for Inter alongside former Chelsea winger Victor Moses and Ashley Young came off the bench as a second-half substitute.
- 21GrigoreBooked at 43mins
- 95Oliveira SouzaSubstituted forBitonat 90'minutes
- 18DyakovSubstituted forBadjiat 67'minutes
- 12AndrianantenainaBooked at 90mins
- 88Cristaldo FariasBooked at 61mins
- 84Nascimento da Costa
- 10SwierczokSubstituted forTchibotaat 76'minutesBooked at 85mins
- 11MosesSubstituted forBarellaat 72'minutes
- 34BiraghiSubstituted forYoungat 81'minutes
- 10MartínezBooked at 22minsSubstituted forLukakuat 64'minutes
- 6de Vrij
- Carlos del Cerro Grande
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Ludogorets Razgrad 0, Inter Milan 2.
Foul by Diego Godín (Inter Milan).
Dan Biton (Ludogorets Razgrad) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Goal! Ludogorets Razgrad 0, Inter Milan 2. Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.
Anicet Andrianantenaina (Ludogorets Razgrad) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.
VAR Decision: Penalty Inter Milan.
Penalty conceded by Anicet Andrianantenaina (Ludogorets Razgrad) with a hand ball in the penalty area.
Attempt missed. Diego Godín (Inter Milan) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Christian Eriksen with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Cicinho.
Substitution, Ludogorets Razgrad. Dan Biton replaces Cauly Oliveira Souza.
Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Georgi Terziev.
Mavis Tchibota (Ludogorets Razgrad) is shown the yellow card.
Mavis Tchibota (Ludogorets Razgrad) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.
Attempt missed. Nicolò Barella (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matías Vecino with a cross.
Foul by Danilo D'Ambrosio (Inter Milan).
Wanderson (Ludogorets Razgrad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Inter Milan. Ashley Young replaces Cristiano Biraghi.
Offside, Inter Milan. Alexis Sánchez tries a through ball, but Cristiano Biraghi is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Alexis Sánchez (Inter Milan) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.