Saturday, May 22, 2010

Inter Milan Conquer Treble with Milito double

Inter Milan's captain Zanetti lifts the trophy following his team's Champions League final soccer match victory against Bayern Munich in Madrid
Inter Milan are European Champions and have completed a historic treble which puts them among 5 other majestic clubs which are Celtic, Ajax, PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, and Barcelona. Here's the full match wrap up of the 2010 Champions League Final.

Bayern Munich - Inter Milan

Inter Milan were going into the final as favorites, the game began with nervousness on both sides, and little by little the match slowly eased into a slow lull. While Bayern Munich piled on the pressure with slippery Robben, Inter Milan had Sneijder's free kick expertise which sent shivers down Butt's (Bayern Munich goal-keeper) spine. Inter Milan were also very successful at counter-attacking, and eventually Diego Milito and Sneijder cut through Bayern's defense with a one-two, putting Milito right in front of Butt, and the Argentine cooly finished putting the Italian champions in front. It was the 35th minute, and Inter Milan held out well until the end of the half always threatening Bayern with quick counter-attacks.
Football - Bayern Munich v Inter Milan 2010 UEFA Champions League Final
Inter Milan's Zanetti celebrates their victory against Bayern Munich after their Champions League final soccer match in MadridWith the possession stats skewed ridiculously about 65% for the Bavarians, Bayern Munich went out to attack after the interval, Robben continued being slippery, forcing Chivu to do some last-ditch defending, but Bayern didn't create many chances. Altintop was dangerous and Louis van Gaal took him off and replaced him with Klose, a move which I think took out a large part of Bayern's surprise and scare factor. Chivu was also substituted because of his inability to contain Robben well, and having already reveived a yellow he was risking expulsion, so Stankovic took his place and went into the midfield, and Zanetti slotted into left back. Inter Milan continued their fantastic defensive display with Cambiasso, Lucio, Samuel, and Maicon all seemingly unstoppable, then another goal by Diego Milito came. The Argentinean turned Demichelis inside out, then went on to curl a wonderful finish past Butt, sealing the result at 2-0.

A wonderful match with its moments, and it's amazing to see Jose Mourinho prosper yet again in the Champions League as he moves on possibly to the Santiago Bernabeu's coaching bench.

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