Diego Milito’s double ended a 45-year-long wait for Inter fans as Inter defeated Bayern Munich 2-0 at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu to win the Champions League and complete an unprecedented treble.
The undisputed star of the show, Milito struck ten minutes before half time and scored his second 25 minutes after the restart to add his goals which won us the Coppa Italia against Roma and the Scudetto in Siena.
Bayern, whose main tactic was to sweep the ball wide to Arjen Robben on the right wing, had more possession and shots on goal but Inter were more dangerous coming forward and Wesley Sneijder was unlucky not to score when his free kick took a deflection off Altintop, forcing Butt into a difficult save.
Sneijder set up Inter’s opener on 35 minutes, threading through to Milito who took one touch and did a feint before firing past Butt. The Dutchman should have gone from provider to scorer just before the break but he shot straight at the Bayern goalkeeper after receiving in the area from Milito.
Julio Cesar made sure it wasn’t Bayern’s night when he pulled off a brilliant save from Müller right after the restart. That save way the key to the game, because who knows what would have happened if Bayern had socred then.
Inter came close moments later when Pandev’s shot from Milito’s cross was tipped over by Butt, and Julio Cesar did the same from Robben’s curling shot as Bayern continued to churn out chances, prompting Mourinho to bring on Stankovic for Chivu and switch Zanetti to left-back.
Inter soaked up Bayern’s pressure and put the trophy beyond the Germans’ reach with twenty minutes remaining when Milito ran on to Eto’o’s through ball and brilliantly turned Van Buyten inside out before burying his shot into the far corner.