Apr 29, 2010

Inter Milan going to Madrid for final

Jose Mourinho celebrating after Barcelona-Inter match

Barcelona have beaten Inter Milan 1-0 in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final, but Inter advance to the final 3-2 on aggregate.
The Italians face Louis van Gaal's Bayern Munich in Madrid on May 22 and Mourinho is relishing the meeting with his former mentor at Barcelona.
The Italians shocked the favourites and defending champions Barcelona by limiting them to just a 1-0 win at Nou Camp in the second leg of the semi-final. Inter triumphed 3-2 on aggregate to book a date with Bayern Munich.
Inter were also down to ten men after Thiago Motta was sent off in the 29th minute. Despite conceding a late goal to Barca's Gerard Pique, Inter held on in the end.

Inter Milan players celebrating after the match

Mourinho's side, protecting a 3-1 lead from the first leg, were reduced to 10 men following Thiago Motta's 28th-minute dismissal, but the Italians defended heroically - and at times cynically - to deny Pep Guardiola's men.
And for Mourinho, who celebrated triumphantly on the pitch at the final whistle, it was vindication following a turbulent spell in Italy and his controversial departure from Chelsea, where he was unable to deliver a repeat of his remarkable Champions League success with Porto.

Inter Milan players posing before match

disappointed Gerrard Pique, triumphant Lusio

Love or Hate me
Jose Mourinho, architect of Barca's exit from Champions League. he masterminded Inter's win.
Jose Mourinho has admitted he could never coach Barcelona after crushing their Champions League dream last
Best of Luck to Jose & his Inter team for UEFA Champions League final in Madrid

(Source - ESPNSTAR.com)

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