INTER 0 ALAVES 2
By Nic Evans
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Former Manchester United winger Jordi Cruyff was the hero of the hour as his opening goal in the 77th minute proved the decisive one on the night.
Alaves went through 5-3 on aggregate as after Cruyff's goal, Ivan Tomic sealed the win, catching the Italian giants on the break and slotting home comfortably.
The first half was in stark contrast to the first leg which saw a dramatic comeback by the home side that saw them grab two goals in the last quarter of an hour.
This game was played a lot more cagily, with both sides seeming to want to avoid making a mistake rather than going for the win.
Playing in Europe for the first time, Alaves showed commendable discipline against the expected Inter onslaught and looked dangerous on the break.
Javi Moreno, the target of many of Europe's top clubs saw his header disallowed for offside.
It was Cruyff who opened the scoring with 13 minutes to go as he fired in a 30 yard strike that surprised Inter keeper, Sebastian Frey.
Tomic's cool finish from the left edge of the box made it two, as Alaves counter-attacked at speed.
Inter fans could not take anymore and disturbances held the game up as seats were torn up and thrown onto the pitch.
With Ronaldo out of action, a coaching situation that would appear to see a third one appointed at the end of the season and Inter not in the hunt for domestic or European honours it has been an awful season for the Milan side.