23 May 2010

Inter win Champions League

9:52 am on 23 May 2010

Inter Milan have sealed a historic football Treble by beating Bayern Munich of Germany 2-nil in the Champions League football final in Madrid.

The Argentine striker Diego Milito scored a goal in each half as Inter added the Champions League trophy to their Italian league and Cup titles.

It's the first time an Italian side's won both pieces of domestic silverware as well as the European Cup or Champions League.

Inter's first top European triumph in 45 years came when Milito scored after 33 and 70 minutes at the Bernabeu stadium in a triumph for Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho, who became only the third man to win the European Cup with two clubs.

With one end of the stadium decked out in the red of Bayern and the other filled with the blue-and-white clad Inter fans, both teams made a cautious start on a balmy Madrid evening.

Milito then opened the scoring when he nodded Julio Cesar's long punt to Wesley Sneijder, ran on to the Dutchman's pinpoint through ball and lifted a shot over goalkeeper Hans Joerg-Butt.

Bayern twice came close to an equaliser through midfielder Thomas Mueller and pacy winger Arjen Robben before Milito turned defender Daniel van Buyten inside out and stroked the ball into the far corner to wrap up a convincing win for the Italians.