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  1. Champions League glory for Inter

    Champions League glory for Inter

    Diego Milito scored both goals as Internazionale beat Bayern Munich 2-0 in the Champions League final at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Bayern München
    • Internazionale
    • 90+3' FULL-TIME!! Inter win their third European title and their first since 1965.
    • 90+2' Milito and Mourinho embrace on the touchline.
    • 90+1' Here comes Marco Materazzi who replaces Milito to a standing ovation.
    • 90' Three minutes of added time to be played.
    • 89' Eto'o would have been clean through on goal if Milito's pass had a little less pace.
    • 88' Robben is down in a heap after a challenge by Muntari but he soon jumps up when Webb says no foul.
    • 87' The Bayern fans look consigned to their fate.
    • 86' Mueller's cross is too high for Klose.
    • 85' Robben holds the ball next to Inter Milan's coach Mourinho. Match Image
    • 84' Robben gets to the by-line but too much pace on his cross.
    • 83' Van Buyten is now playing up front.
    • 82' Bayern have been too reliant on Robben whose free-kick hits Muntari in the wall.
    • 81' Schweinsteiger is tripped on the edge of the penalty area by Stankovic.
    • 80' Bayern have won only nine of 28 previous games against Italian opponents, losing 12 and drawing 7. That bad run is destined to continue.
    • 79' Inter won their second and last European title in 1965 and have not been in the final of Europe's premier club competition since losing to Ajax Amsterdam in 1972. Their last trophy came in 1998 when they beat Lazio to win the UEFA Cup.
    • 78' Former Portsmouth midfielder Sulley Muntari replaces Pandev.
    • 77' Van Bommel slides in dangerously on Maicon with his studs showing and sees yellow.
    • 76' A low centre from Holger Badstuber but Lucio clears the danger.
    • 75' Cambiasso heads clear - his omission from Argentina's World Cup squad is mystifying.
    • 74' Robben wins a corner but Cesar deals with the delivery.
    • 73' Mario Gomez replaces Olic.
    • 72' Pandev is stopped on the edge of the penalty area by Demichelis.
    • 71' Milito on a hat-trick now, no-one has achieved that feat in the final since it became the Champions League.
    • 70' GOAL INTER!! 2-0 and it is that man Milito again. A counter-attack from the Nerazzurri and Eto'o plays in the Argentine who cuts Van Buyten inside out and buries his finish in the far corner for his 30th goal of the season.
    • 69' Robben's cross is headed across goal by Klose and Olic's shot is charged down by Samuel.
    • 68' Chivu is replaced by Dejan Stankovic so Javier Zanetti will drop to left-back.
    • 67' Van Buyten at full stretch to prevent Sneijder's dink reaching Milito in front of goal.
    • 66' A delicious curling effort from Robben destined for the top corner is acrobatically tipped over by Cesar at full stretch.
    • 65' Another long-range Sneijder free-kick is well handled by Butt.
    • 64' Robben whips in a free-kick with real pace and the ball falls to Mueller whose goal bound shot is headed away by Cambiasso.
    • 63' The first change as Miroslav Klose replaces Altintop.
    • 62' Robben cuts between Chivu and Pandev and earns a free-kick.
    • 61' Lahm feeds Olic in the penalty area but the ball runs away from the Croat as he turns and Chivu clears.
    • 60' Altintop gets a yard on Maicon but his cross from the left is straight at Cesar.
    • 59' Lahm's cross is cleared by Cambiasso for a corner - but the Argentine had little control as he faced his own goal and that was an anxious moment for the Inter fans.
    • 58' Corners at either end are cleared without concern.
    • 57' Both sides now attacking the ends of the ground where their fans are gathered.
    • 56' Lucio plays his side into trouble by giving Maicon a hospital pass in the penalty area but Altintop's shot can only find the side netting.
    • 55' Sneijder can't quite get his shot up and down in time and his free-kick fails to test Butt.
    • 54' Inter win a free-kick right on the edge of the penalty area after Van Bommel upends Pandev.
    • 53' Robben cuts inside on his favoured left foot but his shot is charged down by Samuel.
    • 52' Milito celebrates scoring Match Image
    • 51' Eto'o beats Schweinsteiger but his marauding run is ended by Demichelis.
    • 50' Has Louis van Gaal told Bayern to up the tempo. Bastian Schweinsteiger fails to pick out Olic when well placed for a shot himself.
    • 49' A sensational start to the second period.
    • 48' A wonderful break from Inter and Milito cuts back to Pandev whose curling shot is destined for the top corner only for the flying Butt to push it over.
    • 47' Inter are almost caught napping inside 30 seconds but Julio Cesar makes a fine save with his legs to deny Mueller from close range who was stretching but should have done better after picking up Olic's pass.
    • 46' No changes to either side as the second-half gets underway.
    • 45+1' Mark van Bommel drives wide from 25 yards and that is half-time. It has been a typical smash and grab raid from Inter in the opening period. They lead 1-0.
    • 45' Cambiasso loses out to Olic but the shot from the Croat is horribly shanked wide.
    • 44' Bayern's high line exposed again.
    • 43' Milito clear down the left channel and finds Sneijder whose shot is straight at Butt from point-blank range. It should have been a second for Inter.
    • 42' Robben cuts inside and unleashes a curling 25-yard effort that is not too far from the top corner.
    • 41' Milito is a willing frontman but his cross from the right is deflected into the arms of Butt.
    • 40' Bastian Schweinsteiger finds Altintop but the Turk scuffs his shot and it is a comfortable save from Cesar.
    • 39' Milito is bundled to the ground by Demichelis, a needless foul.
    • 38' Eto'o was on the Barcelona team which won the CL in both 2006 and 2009 and scored his team's opening goal in both.
    • 37' Bayern hold a high line and Inter break dangerously but the ball just runs away from Samuel Eto'o which allows Demichelis the chance to clear.
    • 36' Inter have failed to beat German opponents in each of their last five fixtures but are on course here.
    • 35' GOAL INTER!! Diego Milito has scored in all three knock-out rounds for Inter and the Argentine has given the Serie A champions the lead. Julio Cesar's long kick is flicked on by Milito to Sneijder, the striker continues his run and loses Demichelis - he is found by the Dutchman and finishes with aplomb.
    • 34' Milito's deep cross from the left finds Sneijder in the penalty area but the Dutchman cannot make a clean contact with his attempted volley.
    • 33' Mueller checks inside on his favoured right foot but his shot from 25 yards is high, wide and not very handsome.
    • 32' Altintop gets past Maicon and to the dead ball line but the low cross is well handled by Cesar.
    • 31' Robben's free-kick is headed away by Milito.
    • 30' Chivu booked for a trip on Robben but there was no contact, a clear dive from the Dutchman and it has fooled the English officials.
    • 29' Lucio makes a crucial interception to deny Mueller a sight of goal.
    • 28' Milito finds Pandev but he is not on the same wavelength as Sneijder on the edge of the penalty area.
    • 27' It is only the second time that there has been a Germany-Italy match-up in the Champions League final. Borussia Dortmund beat Juventus 3-1 in 1997. Italy also came out second best in the only such European Cup final, Hamburg SV beating Juventus 1-0 in 1983.
    • 26' Sneijder blasts another 30-yard free-kick on goal, it skids in front of Butt but his handling is secure.
    • 25' Martin Demichelis booked for a tackle from behind on Milito.
    • 24' The Romanian fractured his skull in January and has been wearing a protective cap since returning to action in March but has yet to rediscover his best form.
    • 23' Chivu is a worried man and slides in to stop this particular probing run from Robben.
    • 22' Mueller brings down the ball with agility in the penalty area and it drops to Robben who volleys wide. You would expect the Dutchman to do better.
    • 21' Chivu is surprised as a long ball hits the corner flag and stays in play - he hacks away.
    • 20' A predictable pattern to the game with Bayern having lots of composed possession and Inter solid in defence and looking to attack on the break.
    • 19' For the first time since the European Cup started in 1955-56, the two finalists both stand to win a treble of European title coupled with domestic league and cup double. Whichever team achieves it will be the sixth - after Celtic in 1967, Ajax Amsterdam in 1972, PSV Eindhoven in 1988, Manchester United in 1999 and Barcelona last season.
    • 18' Cambiasso's volley is charged down by Lahm.
    • 17' Sneijder's long-range free-kick takes a slight deflection off the head of Altintop in the wall and Butt pushes clear.
    • 16' Bayern play it short and Daniel van Buyten's header seems to strike the hand of Maicon but the Brazilian full-back knew little about it.
    • 15' Robben's deep free-kick is headed away by Samuel at the expense of a corner.
    • 14' A confident claim from Julio Cesar.
    • 13' Philipp Lahm finds Hamit Altintop who creates space for himself on the edge of the penalty area and his shot is deflected behind for a corner.
    • 12' Robben goes down theatrically after a tussle with Chivu - Webb waves away the protests.
    • 11' Ambitious diagonal drive from Maicon is a long way wide of the post.
    • 10' If Bayern win, it will be Germany's seventh European Cup win, a mark only exceeded by Spain (12), Italy and England (both 11).
    • 9' Thomas Mueller gets a talking to by Webb after a sliding foul on Esteban Cambiasso.
    • 8' Arjen Robben surges past Cristian Chivu and then Samuel but his near post cross is poked wide by Olic.
    • 7' Healthy spell of possession for Bayern who are being patient.
    • 6' If Inter win, it will be Italy's 12th European Cup victory and a joint record with Spain for whom Barcelona won last year.
    • 5' Wesley Sneijder frees Diego Milito down the left, the Argentine slips but the Dutchman picks up the pieces but is unable to find the decisive pass to Pandev.
    • 4' Ivica Olic twists and turns in the penalty area but his cross is headed away by Samuel.
    • 3' Maicon drives across to Goran Pandev on the edge of the penalty area but the space is quickly closed. Bayern break and Walter Samuel cynically brings down Arjen Robben.
    • 2' Hans Joerg-Butt punches clear in commanding fashion to quell the first danger from Inter.
    • 1' We are underway at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on a hot night.
    • 19:40 Here come the teams.
    • 19:35 Five head-to-head battles to watch out for tonight. Inter v Bayern: Key battles
    • 19:30 Ahead of kick-off, relive five of the greatest goals ever scored in club football's grandest showpiece. Top Five: Champions League final goals
    • 19:25 Our blogger Jim White filed on Jose Mourinho this week. Cult of Jose reaches its peak
    • 19:20 And the Inter squad: Penpix
    • 19:15 Here's everything you need to know about the Bayern team: Penpix
    • 19:10 Inter defender Lucio was formerly at Bayern and was also a team mate of the Munich side's goalkeeper Hans-Jorg Butt in the Bayer Leverkusen team defeated by Real Madrid in the 2002 final. Lucio scored Leverkusen's goal in their 2-1 defeat in Glasgow eight years ago.
    • 19:05 Three other Inter players also used to play for Real -- Samuel Eto'o, Esteban Cambiasso and Walter Samuel.
    • 19:00 The venue - Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium - is familiar territory to many of the players but especially Netherlands team mates Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder. They played in the same Real Madrid team together last season before Robben left for Bayern and Sneijder joined Inter.
    • 18:55 Howard Webb, 38, will head an all-English team officiating at the match with Michael Mullarkey and Darren Cann acting as his linesmen, and Martin Atkinson, who like Webb is a Premier League referee, as the fourth official.
    • - Bayern Munich: 22-Hans Joerg-Butt; 21-Philipp Lahm, 5-Daniel van Buyten, 6-Martin Demichelis, 28-Holger Badstuber; 10-Arjen Robben, 17-Mark van Bommel, 31-Bastian Schweinsteiger, 8-Hamit Altintop; 11-Ivica Olic, 25-Thomas Mueller. /// Inter Milan: 12-Julio Cesar; 13-Maicon, 25-Walter Samuel, 6-Lucio, 26-Cristian Chivu; 4-Javier Zanetti, 19-Esteban Cambiasso, 10-Wesley Sneijder; 9-Samuel Eto'o, 22-Diego Milito, 27-Goran Pandev.
    • 18:50 The teams are in and the Bayern line-up is as expected. Franck Ribery's suspension means Hamit Altintop takes his place on the wing. For Inter, Cristian Chivu comes in at left-back with Javier Zanetti pushing forward to midfield with Thiago Motta banned while Mourinho has plumped for Goran Pandev ahead of the more defensive Dejan Stankovic.
    • 18:45 We await the teams. Bayern winger Franck Ribery and Inter midfielder Thiago Motta are suspended but otherwise both coaches largely have full squads to choose from with Mourinho mulling 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-2-1 formations.
    • 18:40 According to a study commissioned by MasterCard, one of the sponsors of the competition, more than 120,000 people have descended on Madrid and the Spanish capital is also set to receive an economic boost of 50 million euros, slightly higher than Rome last year.
    • 18:35 There was humour when a Russian journalist handed the Portuguese a crown and the coach gave him his Inter jacket in return, but in truth Louis Van Gaal's pre-match news conference had more of the panache which had been Mourinho's trademark.
    • 18:30 "Me and Louis will carry on in our jobs. The one that doesn't do it tomorrow will do it in the future," Mourinho told a news conference on Friday. Questions about his future, amid reports he may leave for Real Madrid almost immediately after the final, were dealt with straightforwardly while he even acknowledged the self-proclaimed "Special One" would be nervous. "My heart will beat a little quicker, my body temperature will rise a little bit."
    • 18:25 Jose Mourinho claimed Europe's top club trophy with Porto in 2004 and Louis Van Gaal achieved the feat with Ajax in 1995 with the pair now battling to become only the third man after Ernst Happel and Ottmar Hitzfeld to win the Champions League with a second club.
    • 18:20 Both clubs are bidding to complete astonishing trebles - Italian league and cup winners Inter will become the first Serie A side to win a season treble if they prevail.
    • 18:15 Inter have already arrived at the ground - Bayern are on the bus en-route to the stadium.
    • 18:10 In Madrid's sun-drenched squares, thousands of German and Italian supporters have gathered as the day has worn on. Gallery
    • 18:05 While the players were preparing for the final, the heroes of old were thoroughly enjoying their afternoon in the sweltering sun by playing in UEFA's "Ultimate Champions Match". Alessandro Altobelli scored several goals in an entertaining five-a-side exhibition which ended up with an estimated scoreline of 18-18. Steve McManaman, Enzo Scifo, Michael Laudrup and Emilio Butragueno were amongst the stars on show.
    • 18:00 Follow all the build-up to the Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Internazionale at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Kick-off is at 19:45, we should get confirmation of the teams in about 45 minutes.
  • Summary

    • 70' GOAL INTER!! 2-0 and it is that man Milito again. A counter-attack from the Nerazzurri and Eto'o plays in the Argentine who cuts Van Buyten inside out and buries his finish in the far corner for his 30th goal of the season.
    • 66' A delicious curling effort from Robben destined for the top corner is acrobatically tipped over by Cesar at full stretch.
    • 64' Robben whips in a free-kick with real pace and the ball falls to Mueller whose goal bound shot is headed away by Cambiasso.
    • 48' A wonderful break from Inter and Milito cuts back to Pandev whose curling shot is destined for the top corner only for the flying Butt to push it over.
    • 47' Inter are almost caught napping inside 30 seconds but Julio Cesar makes a fine save with his legs to deny Mueller from close range who was stretching but should have done better after picking up Olic's pass.
    • 43' Milito clear down the left channel and finds Sneijder whose shot is straight at Butt from point-blank range. It should have been a second for Inter.
    • 42' Robben cuts inside and unleashes a curling 25-yard effort that is not too far from the top corner.
    • 37' Bayern hold a high line and Inter break dangerously but the ball just runs away from Samuel Eto'o which allows Demichelis the chance to clear.
    • 35' GOAL INTER!! Diego Milito has scored in all three knock-out rounds for Inter and the Argentine has given the Serie A champions the lead. Julio Cesar's long kick is flicked on by Milito to Sneijder, the striker continues his run and loses Demichelis - he is found by the Dutchman and finishes with aplomb.
    • 34' Milito's deep cross from the left finds Sneijder in the penalty area but the Dutchman cannot make a clean contact with his attempted volley.
    • 26' Sneijder blasts another 30-yard free-kick on goal, it skids in front of Butt but his handling is secure.
    • 22' Mueller brings down the ball with agility in the penalty area and it drops to Robben who volleys wide. You would expect the Dutchman to do better.
    • 17' Sneijder's long-range free-kick takes a slight deflection off the head of Altintop in the wall and Butt pushes clear.
    • 16' Bayern play it short and Daniel van Buyten's header seems to strike the hand of Maicon but the Brazilian full-back knew little about it.
    • 8' Arjen Robben surges past Cristian Chivu and then Samuel but his near post cross is poked wide by Olic.
    • - Bayern Munich: 22-Hans Joerg-Butt; 21-Philipp Lahm, 5-Daniel van Buyten, 6-Martin Demichelis, 28-Holger Badstuber; 10-Arjen Robben, 17-Mark van Bommel, 31-Bastian Schweinsteiger, 8-Hamit Altintop; 11-Ivica Olic, 25-Thomas Mueller. /// Inter Milan: 12-Julio Cesar; 13-Maicon, 25-Walter Samuel, 6-Lucio, 26-Cristian Chivu; 4-Javier Zanetti, 19-Esteban Cambiasso, 10-Wesley Sneijder; 9-Samuel Eto'o, 22-Diego Milito, 27-Goran Pandev.

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • H. Butt
      • P. Lahm
      • D. van Buyten
      • M. Demichelis Yellow Card
      • H. Badstuber
      • M. van Bommel Yellow Card
      • B. Schweinsteiger
      • A. Robben
      • H. Altintop Substitution Out (63′)
      • T. Müller
      • I. Olic Substitution Out (74′)

      Subs

      • M. Klose Substitution In63′
      • M. Rensing
      • M. Gomez Substitution In74′
      • A. Görlitz
      • D. Pranjic
      • D. Contento
      • A. Timoschtschuk

      Suspended

      • F. Ribéry
    • Starting line-up

      • Júlio César
      • Maicon
      • Lúcio
      • W. Samuel
      • C. Chivu Yellow Card Substitution Out (68′)
      • J. Zanetti
      • E. Cambiasso
      • S. Eto'o
      • W. Sneijder
      • G. Pandev Substitution Out (79′)
      • D. Milito Goals×2 Substitution Out (90′)

      Subs

      • D. Stankovic Substitution In68′
      • F. Toldo
      • M. Materazzi Substitution In90′
      • S. Muntari Substitution In79′
      • M. Balotelli
      • M. Mariga
      • I. Córdoba

      Injured

      • D. Santon

      Suspended

      • T. Motta
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