Wednesday, 28 April 2010

[UCL] Resilient Inter reach final

Inter survived an early red card and a late Barcelona goal to reach next month's UEFA Champions League final against Bayern Munich, as the Nerazzurri remain on course for an historic European Cup, Serie A and Coppa Italia treble.

Barcelona 1-0 Inter
Inter win 3-2 on aggregate.
An immense display of intelligent defending and sheer determination took Inter into the European Cup final for the first time since 1972, ending Barcelona's hopes of becoming the first team to defend the Champions League. Once again Jose Mourinho's tactics proved decisive, Inter overcoming the loss of Goran Pandev minutes before kick-off plus the controversial dismissal of former Barca midfielder Thiago Motta inside the first half-hour and even a fine 84th-minute goal from Gerard Pique. That late strike was the only moment when it looked as if the Nerazzurri, who gave everything to protect their 3-1 first-leg lead, were not going to thwart the reigning European and World champions at every turn as they look to win the trophy for the third time in their history, against Bayern Munich on May 22 in Madrid.

UEFA Champions League 2009-10
Semi-final Second Leg
Tuesday 27 April 2010
Lyon 0-3 Bayern Munich (Agg: 0-4)
Wednesday 28 April 2010
Barcelona 1-0 Inter (Agg: 2-3)

Final (in Madrid)
Saturday 22 May 2010
Bayern Munich v Inter (1945)

[Tuesday 20 Apr] - [Wednesday 28 Apr]

Source: UEFA

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