Inter wins European Champions League in an unforgettable day for Diego Milito
Diego Milito scored both Inter goals as they defeated Bayern Munich in the Champions League Final in Madrid.
The German champs controlled much of the match but it was Jose Mourinho’s side that took advantage of chances and a suspect Munich defense.
Argentina striker Milito scored after 35 and 70 minutes at the Bernabeu stadium as Inter claimed an unprecedented treble for a Serie A club of Italian league and cup and Champions League.
Both goals were typical Inter – counter attacks that created clean opportunities for the Nerazzurri. The first saw a long ball out of their own end find Sneijder’s feet after an aerial challenge, with the Dutch distributor finding Milito running between defenders. The second goal had Milito and Samuel Eto’o alone on Bayern’s center halves, with a nice run by Eto’o opening up space for Milito.
They were Milito’s 29th and 30th goals in 52 games for Inter this season: six in the Champions League, 22 in Serie A and two in the Italian Cup. Perhaps more important than the numbers is when Milito scores.
He scored once and set up two other goals in Inter’s 3-1 win over Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals; the only goal in Inter’s 1-0 win over AS Roma in the Italian Cup final when he carried the ball past three defenders; then less than a week ago he scored in Inter’s 1-0 win over Siena to seal the Serie A title on the final day of the season.
The win was Inter’s first in arguably the most prestigous tournament in the world since 1965.
It is the second Champions League title for Mourinho, who won with Porto in 2004.