Posted by Barrie on Saturday, 22 May 2010

Inter Milan Complete Treble with Champions League Trophy

Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan won the first Champions League final to be played on a Saturday this evening, with a 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu.

After early pressure from Inter Milan, Bayern Munich took control of the first half in terms of possession, but failed to test Julio Cesar in the Inter Milan goal. It took 35 minutes to see what Jose Mourinho's teams do so well, as they soaked up the pressure and scored on the counter attack; Diego Milito lifting the ball over Hans-Jorg Butt in the Munich goal.

Both teams started the second half brightly, but it was Inter Milan who took the ascendancy with a smart run and finish from Diego Milito in the 70th minute to put the game beyond the Germans.

Diego Milito, the scorer of the only goal in Inter Milan's Coppa Italia final victory, and the goalscorer on the final day of the season in their 1-0 victory at Siena that saw them lift the Serie A title. He completed the hat trick with his brace this evening. His place in Diego Maradona's 23 man World Cup squad is still to be confirmed. Milito also scored valuable goals in the quarter and semi finals against Chelsea and Barcelona respectively.

In winning the Champions League, Inter Milan become the sixth team to complete the treble; winning the domestic league and cup as well as the Champions League. Barcelona were the fifth to do so, last season, joining the elite list that consists of Celtic, Ajax, PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United.

Jose Mourinho has now won the league and Champions League with two of his last three teams; FC Porto the first. He failed to win the Champions League during his time at Chelsea. He is expected to join Real Madrid in the near future as he aims to become the first manager to win the Premier League, Serie A and La Liga.

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