29 Apr 2010

Ten-man Inter through to Champions League final

9:28 am on 29 April 2010

Inter Milan have reached the final of European football's Champions League final , beating Barcelona 3-2 on aggregate in their semi-final despite losing the second leg 1-0 in Spain.

Inter, who won the first game 3-1 last week, will play Bayern Munich in the final on May 22 in Madrid.

Despite Gerard Pique's 84th-minute goal, defending champions Barcelona were unable to find the crucial second goal as 10-man Inter held on.

The tension of the disappointing match boiled over in the 28th minute when Inter's Brazilian star Thiago Motta was red-carded for shoving Sergio Busquets in the face.

However, Inter were outraged when the Barcelona man collapsed theatrically to the ground, holding his head in his hands.