23 May 2010

Inter win Champions League

3:16 pm on 23 May 2010

Inter Milan have claimed their first European Cup in 45 years, beating Bayern Munich of Germany 2-0 in the Champions League football final in Madrid.

Argentine striker Diego Milito scored a goal in each half as Inter claimed an unprecedented treble, adding the Champions League trophy to their Italian league and Cup titles.

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

Both teams made a cautious start at the Bernabeu stadium. Milito 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 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.