Champions League - Press reaction: All hail Milito

Reuters - Sun, 23 May 11:47:00 2010

The reaction of the Italian and German press to Internazionale's Champions League triumph over Bayern Munich in Madrid, with Diego Milito hailed as its architect.

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La Gazzetta Sportiva: Only Inter

"Milito crushes Bayern. Mourinho tears and farewell. Two goals by the super Argentine give a great Inter the European throne 45 years after Herrera.

"It's their third triumph this season, an unprecedented feat in Italy."

Corriere dello Sport: Inter, a myth

"(Inter) wins the Champions League after 45 years. Mourinho cries: I leave.

"It was a triumph for Mourinho, an extraordinary coach who accelerated a club that wanted to rediscover its international dimension."

Corriere della Sera: The great Inter of old is reborn

"Inter ole, Europe at their feet. The wait is over and a spell has been broken."

La Repubblica: Inter, a triumphal night. But Mou leaves

"There are three 'Ms' in this club's season: that of Moratti, that of Milito and that of the Portuguese - hard to replace him."

Bild: Crap! Milito steals Bayern treble

"Bayern wanted the top trophy as well as the Bundesliga and cup, something that has never been done by a German club. But the treble dream was shattered by Mourinho.

"Bayern should not be criticised. They fought and gave everything. Only rarely, however, could they unlock the Italians.

"Mueller had the big chance just after half-time, but no one can blame him for missing. The boy is only 20 - and will learn from it."

Die Welt: Bayern despondent at season climax

"The defeat against Inter was certainly sobering for Bayern - and also because Italy and not Germany will have four Champions League qualification places.

"It's sad, but there is no reason to fall completely into mourning."

Kicker: Milito destroyed Bayern's dream

"The German double winners dominated possession but could not turn it into a treble dream.

"The player with the killer instinct on the evening wore black and blue... Diego Milito."

Eurosport / Reuters

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