Final score

22 May 2010 20:45

Bayern Munich
Inter
25' (2nd half) Milito
35' Milito
referee Howard Melton Webb / linesmen M. Mullarkey, D. Cann / 4th man M. Atkinson
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46'On the stroke of half time Robben serves van Bommel, whose low drive swerves away from Julio Cesar's right-hand post.
46'Half time at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Bayern Munich 0-1 Inter.
45'Wasted chance for Bayern as Olic wins the ball off Zanetti and darts to the edge of the area before shooting wide.
45'One minute of stoppage time.
43'Inter close to a second. Milito charges down the left and crosses low to Sneijder who shoots straight at Butt from close range.
41'Altintop slips while shooting from 20 yards. Easy save for Julio Cesar at his right-hand post.
41'Robben cuts inside and takes the ball round Zanetti before curling an ambitious shot high and wide.
39'Butt rises at his back post to catch Sneijder's inswinging left-wing free kick.
38'Inter pour forward on the counter. It's four versus four. Milito plays through to Eto'o, who mis-controls in the area.
35'GOAL!!!!!!!!!! Wesley Sneijder plays the sweetest of through balls to Diego Alberto Milito and the Argentine striker takes one touch before firing beyond Butt. BAYERN MUNICH 0-1 INTER.
34'Bayern back on the attack. Lahm sprints down the right and sees his cross take a deflection off Chivu on its way into the arms of Julio Cesar.
33'Inter come back at Bayern and Milito crosses for Sneijder but the Dutch midfielder mis-times his shot on the turn.
32'Müller scythes high over the crossbar from 20 yards.
31'Altintop gets past Maicon on the left and swings in a low cross. Julio Cesar makes a diving save in his six-yard box.
30'Cristian Chivu gets a yellow card for bringin down Robben. The free kick is 25 yards out on the right.
30'Milito makes a headed clearance from Robben's inswinging cross, conceding an attacking throw.
29'Lucio elegantly cuts out Robben's pass for Müller as Bayern try to hit us on the counter.
26'Sneijder's shot from the free kick is on target, but Butt makes a fairly comfortable save.
25'Demichelis fouls Milito. He gets a yellow card and it's a free kick to us in a central position about 35 yards from goal.
23'Chance for Bayern. Robben hooks wide after Altintop and Müller work the ball to the Dutch winger.
18'Inter win a free kick midway inside the Bayern half after a foul by their captain van Bommel on Pandev.
18'Nerazzurri close as Sneijder's wicked free kick takes a deflection off Altintop, forcing Butt into a difficult save. Moments later Cambiasso has a shot on the turn blocked in the area.
16'Howard Webb blows for a foul by Chivu on Robben. Bayern win a corner from the resulting free kick.
16'Robben sends in a right-wing cross for Van Buyten, who can't get a header on target.
14'Altintop carves out some space for a shot just outside the area. Samuel blocks the Turkish midfielder's effort and it's a corner to the Germans. Robben's cross from the flag is caught by Julio Cesar.
12'Maicon unleashes a fierce low drive from 25 yards but the Brazilian's speculative effort is off target.
10'Robben gets past Chivu and Samuel with a quick burst of pace and plays low to Olic, who fires wide from close range.
7'Lucio dispossesses Olic on the left but the Croatian forward wins the ball back and serves Müller, who loses a duel with Samuel and concedes a goal kick.
5'Brilliant through ball by Cambiasso for Milito, but the Prince slips on the edge of the box. Sneijder pounces on the loose ball and tries to serve Pandev, but Bayern intercept.
4'Olic crosses for Muller. Samuel makes a headed clearance.
3'Robben picks up a loose ball on the right and he tries to cut inside Samuel, who commits a foul. José Mourinho shakes his head in disapproval.
2'Sneijder's dangerous inswinging cross is punched clear by Butt.
1'Good things come in threes, goes the saying. This old adage will come true for one of tonight's finalists as German and Italian double winners Bayern and Inter both seek to complete a historic treble at the Estadio Santiago.
1'Good things come in threes, and the Italian champions are looking to add to their two European titles won under Helenio Herrera in successive seasons in 1963/64 and 1964/65. A third triumph would see Inter join Barcelona and Manchester United, winners in the past two seasons, on three European Cups.
1'Bayern, who last won the Champions League in 2001, will join Liverpool on five European Cups with a win tonight and will become the joint-third most successful club in the competition's history behind Real Madrid and AC Milan.
1'Good things come in threes, and Samuel Eto'o is tonight bidding to become the second player to score in three Champions League finals. The Cameroon forward struck in the 2006 victory over Arsenal and scored again three years later as Barcelona beat Manchester United. The legendary Alfredo Di Stefano is the only other player to achieve that feat.
1'There's more than European glory at stake in what is the first ever Champions League final to take place on a Saturday. A win for Bayern or a draw after 120 minutes would mean four Bundesliga clubs will enter the Champions League draw for 2011/12 at the expense of one Italian side. Under the UEFA coefficient rules, Inter need to win without penalties to keep the four Champions League slots for Serie A teams.
1'What a night it is for Javier Zanetti. The veteran and versatile Argentine captained Inter to a fifth straight Serie A title on his 699th appearance for the Nerazzurri last weekend, but celebrating his 700th with the Champions League trophy would be impossible to forget.
1'There's less than an hour to go until kick-off and the atmosphere at the Bernabeu is electric, with both sets of fans currently engaged in a shouting competition. And they are all doing rather well.
1'Bayern Munich lineup: 22 Butt; 21 Lahm, 5 Van Buyten, 6 Demichelis, 28 Badstuber; 17 Van Bommel, 31 Schweinsteiger; 10 Robben, 25 Müller, 8 Altintop; 11 Olic. <br>&#8232;Subs: 1 Rensing, 13 Goerlitz, 18 Klose, 23 Pranjic, 26 Contento, 33 Gomez, 44 Tymoshchuk.<br>Coach: Louis Van Gaal.
1'Inter lineup: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 26 Chivu; 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso; 27 Pandev, 10 Sneijder, 9 Eto'o; 22 Milito. <br>&#8232;Subs: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 5 Stankovic, 11 Muntari, 17 Mariga, 23 Materazzi, 45 Balotelli.<br>&#8232;Coach: José Mourinho.
1'The teams are well into their pre-match warm-up with less than 30 minutes until kick-off.
1'The players are back in the dressing rooms for those last-minute preparations, and it's time for the pre-match flamenco-style entertainment - a tribute to the host city of Madrid.
1'The players are back on the pitch. Take one deep breath...
1'Away we go in the Bernabeu as the Nerazzurri kick off. FORZA INTER!!!!!
1'Free kick to us on the left wing after a Lahm foul on Pandev.
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49'Full time. Bayern Munich 0-2 Inter. We're champions of Europe!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FORZA INTER FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!
47'Mourinho replaces Diego Milito with Marco Materazzi. Huge ovation for the Prince.
46'Lucio blocks a shot from van Bommel and then makes the clearance.
45'Three minutes of additional time.
40'Robben runs on to Müller's pass and flashes his shot across the face of goal.
40'Five minutes to go plus injury time.
38'Robben's free kick is blocked by Muntari at the far end of Inter's wall.
37'Schweinsteiger is brought down by Stankovic as he tries to skip past the Serbian. Free kick.
34'Inter bring on Sulley Muntari for Goran Pandev.
33'Lucio goes on a trademark run, gliding past three opponents before van Bommel gets a booking for a two-footed challenge on Milito.
31'Julio Cesar drops Robben's corner at his back post but there's no opponent on hand.
29'Bayern bring on Gomez for Olic.
25'Samuel makes a sliding block as Olic shoots on sight.
25'GOAL!!!!!! Diego Milito does it again!!!!!!!! The Prince receives from Eto'o and turns Van Buyten before slotting past a hapless Butt. BAYERN MUNICH 0-2 INTER.
23'José Mourinho makes his first change. Dejan Stankovic replaces Cristian Chivu and Zanetti will switch to left-back.
22'Van Buyten makes a vital hooked interception to deny Milito a clear scoring chance from Sneijder's pass.
20'Inter are awarded a free kick about 35 yards from goal. Sneijder's effort is saved by Butt.
20'Julio Cesar makes a fantastic tipped save from Robben's curling shot.
18'Louis Van Gaal makes a substitution before the free kick can be taken. Klose replaces Altintop.
18'Müller's shot from Robben's free kick is blocked and headed clear by Cambiasso.
17'Pandev fouls Robben just outside our area on the right. Free kick.
15'Robben goes on another of his crossfield runs and frees Altintop down the left. The Turk's cross is straight at Julio Cesar.
13'Nothing comes of Robben's corner kick and Maicon launches a counter-attack down the right after beating Badstuber to the ball.
11'Demichelis deals with Sneijder's right-wing corner and Schweinsteiger sweeps to safety.
9'Wesley's curling free kick sails over the crossbar.
9'Altintop takes advantage of a mistake by Lucio and fires a low shot into the side-netting.
8'At the other end Inter win a free kick in a dangerous position 25 yards from goal after van Bommel's foul on Pandev.
7'Robben drifts inside from his right wing position and unleashes a shot. Samuel blocks.
6'Eto'o combines with Maicon on the right but he can't find a way past Demichelis.
5'Robben picks out Schweinsteiger in space with an arrowed pass and the Germany midfielder serves Olic, who can't get a shot on goal.
2'And a great chance for Inter. Milito crosses to Pandev, whose placed shot from the edge of the area is tipped over by Butt.
1'Bayern Munich get the second half going.
1'Massive save by Julio Cesar. Altintop plays through to Müller, who is brilliantly denied by our Brazilian keeper.
Zanetti
9.34
9.34
Materazzi
8.27
8.27
Stankovic
8.39
8.39
Cambiasso
9.26
9.26
Julio Cesar
9.31
9.31
Samuel
9.01
9.01
Maicon
8.58
8.58
Chivu
8.01
8.01
Muntari
8
8
Milito
9.86
9.86
Lucio
8.63
8.63
Eto'o
8.83
8.83
Sneijder
9.13
9.13
Pandev
8.37
8.37
Average rating8.78
6shots on target7
15shots off target4
16fouls committed13
6corners0
0offsides0
67%ball possession33%
Inter v Bayern Munich

The two teams meet in a competitive fixture for the fifth time after 2 Bayern victories, 1 draw and 1 Inter win.

Details:
1988/89 UEFA Cup round of 16 Inter-Bayern Munich 1-3 2-0
2006/07 Champions League group stages Inter-Bayern Munich 0-2 1-1

Inter v German clubs

The Nerazzurri have faced German opposition on 35 previous occasions in European competitions, winning 18 games, drawing 8 and losing 9. Inter have gone five games without a win against a German team since their 2-0 home victory over Werder Bremen in the Champions League group stages on 14 September 2004.

Details:
1960/61 Fairs Cup Inter-Hannover 8-2 6-1
1961/62 Fairs Cup Inter-Cologne 2-0 2-4 5-3 (playoff in Milan)
1963/64 European Cup Inter-Borussia Dortmund 2-0 2-2
1969/70 Fairs Cup Inter-Hertha Berlin 2-0 0-1
1971/72 European Cup Inter-Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-2 0-0
1979/80 UEFA Cup Inter-Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-3 1-1
1984/85 UEFA Cup Inter-Hamburg 1-0 1-2
1984/85 UEFA Cup Inter-Cologne 1-0 3-1
1988/89 UEFA Cup Inter-Bayern Munich 1-3 2-0
1993/94 UEFA Cup Inter-Borussia Dortmund 1-2 3-1
1996/97 UEFA Cup Inter-Schalke 04 1-0 0-1
1997/98 UEFA Cup Inter-Schalke 04 1-0 1-1
2000/01 UEFA Cup Inter-Hertha Berlin 2-1 0-0
2002/03 Champions League Inter-Bayer Leverkusen 3-2 2-0
2004/05 Champions League Inter-Werder Bremen 2-0 1-1
2006/07 Champions League Inter-Bayern Munich 0-2 1-1
2008/09 Champions League Inter-Werder Bremen 1-1 1-2

Bayern Munich v Italian teams

Bayern take on an Italian team in European competitions for the 29th time after 9 wins, 7 draws and 12 defeats. Their last meeting with an Italian club was against Fiorentina in the return leg of the Champions League last sixteen on 9 March 2010. It ended 3-2 in Florence after a 2-1 win in Germany.

Details:
1967/68 Cup Winners' Cup Bayern Munich-AC Milan 0-0 0-2
1984/85 Cup Winners' Cup Bayern Munich-Roma 2-0 2-1
1988/89 UEFA Cup Bayern Munich-Inter 0-2 3-1
1988/89 UEFA Cup Bayern Munich-Napoli 2-2 0-2
1989/90 European Cup Bayern Munich-AC Milan 2-1 aet 0-1
2002/03 Champions League Bayern Munich-AC Milan 1-2 1-2
2004/05 Champions League Bayern Munich-Juventus 0-1 0-1
2005/06 Champions League Bayern Munich-Juventus 2-1 1-2
2005/06 Champions League Bayern Munich-Milan 1-1 1-4
2006/07 Champions League Bayern Munich-Inter 1-1 2-0
2006/07 Champions League Bayern Munich-Milan 0-2 2-2
2008/09 Champions League Bayern Munich-Fiorentina 3-0 1-1
2009/10 Champions League Bayern Munich-Juventus 0-0 4-1
2009/10 Champions League Bayern Munich-Fiorentina 2-1 2-3

Seventh final between Italian and German teams

The 2009/10 Champions League final is the seventh European final between Italian and German clubs.

Details:
1982/83 European Cup (Athens, 25 May 1983): Hamburg-Juventus 1-0
1996/97 European Cup (Munich, 28 May 1997): Borussia Dortmund-Juventus 3-1
1967/68 Cup Winners' Cup (Rotterdam, 23 May 1968): AC Milan-Hamburg 2-0
1988/89 UEFA Cup: Napoli-Stuttgart 2-1, 3-3
1992/93 UEFA Cup: Juventus-Borussia Dortmund 3-1, 3-0
1996/97 UEFA Cup: Inter-Schalke 04 0-1, 1-0 (1-4 after pens)

Fifth European Champions Cup final for Inter

Inter play their fifth European Cup/Champions League final after two wins and two defeats. The Nerazzurri lifted the trophy in 1963/64 after a 3-1 victory over Real Madrid in Vienna (Mazzola 43', 76', Milani 62; Felo 70) and again the following season after a 1-0 win against Benfica in Milan (Jair 42'). The two defeats came at the hands of Celtic in 1966/67 (Gemmel and Chalmers scored to give the Scots a 2-1 win in Benfica after Mazzola's early penalty) and Ajax in 1971/72 (Cruyff scored both goals in a 2-0 win in Rotterdam.

Seventh final for Bayern Munich

The 2009/10 Champions League final is Bayern's seventh after four successes and three defeats. In 1973/74 the Germans beat Atletico Madrid 4-0 in a replay in Brussels after a 1-1 extra time draw. They made it two in a row with a 2-0 victory over Leeds United in Paris in 1974/75, lifting the cup for a third consecutive season in 1975/76 with a 1-0 win against Etienne 1-0 in Glasgow. Bayern's fourth European Cup triumph came in 2000/01 after a 6-5 penalties victory over Valencia in Milan. The Bavarians were runners-up in 1981/82 (1-0 defeat to Aston Villa in Rotterdam), 1986/87 (2-1 defeat to Porto in Vienna) and 1998/89 (2-1 defeat to Manchester United in Barcelona).

Mourinho v Van Gaal

The 2009/10 Champions League final marks the first competitive meeting between the two coaches.

Fourth final in Madrid

This season's European Cup/Champions League showpiece is the fourth in Madrid after Real Madrid 2-0 Fiorentina (inaugural final on 30 May 1957), AC Milan 4-1 Ajax (28 May 1969) and Nottingham Forest 1-0 Hamburg (28 May 1980).

Eto'o's record

Six players have scored twice in finals since the European Cup has been known as the Champions League: Massaro for AC Milan in 1994, Riedle for Borussia Dortmund in 1997, Crespo for AC Milan in 2005, Filippo Inzaghi for AC Milan in 2007, Raul for Real Madrid in two separate finals (2000 and 2002), and Inter's Samuel Eto'o (in 2006 and 2009 for Barcelona).

Third 22 May final

This season's European Cup final is the third to take place on 22 May. Both of the previous finals involved Italian teams. In 1962/63 AC Milan beat Benfica 2-1 in London, while in 1995/96 Juventus beat Van Gaal's Ajax 4-2 on penalties in Rome after a 1-1 extra time draw.

Inter's trophy triumph on 22 May 1991

There have been two other European finals on 22 May. In 1985 Real Madrid lifted the UEFA Cup after 3-1 aggregate victory over Videoton, and in 1991 Inter won the same trophy after a 2-1 aggregate win against Roma.

22 May: a date to forget for Van Gaal

José Mourinho is set for the second Champions League final of his career after his Porto side beat Monaco 3-0 in Gelsenkirchen to lift the big-eared trophy on 26 May 2004. Louis Van Gaal has reached the final on two previous occasions, winning one and losing the other. On 24 May 1995 his Ajax team defeated AC Milan 1-0 in Vienna. Van Gaal's Dutch side reached the final again the following season, losing 4-2 on penalties to Juventus in Rome after a 1-1 extra time draw on 22 May 1996.

Inter chasing historic treble

After winning the Coppa Italia and the Scudetto, Inter will complete a historic treble if they also win the Champions League. No Italian team has ever won all three titles in one season.

Yet another milestone for captain Zanetti

By appearing against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final, Javier Zanetti will make a landmark 700th appearance for Inter. His 699 matches for the Nerazzurri are subdivided as follows: 501 (Serie A), 59 (Coppa Italia), 131 (European competitions), 5 (Italian Super Cup), 1 Champions League playoff), 2 (UEFA Cup playoffs). Zanetti, who made his debut for Inter in a 1-0 Serie A victory at home to Vicenza on 27 August 1995, has played more games for an Italian team this season than any other player. In 54 appearances he has notched up 4,860 minutes.

One Inter defeat in last 13 games

Inter are unbeaten in their last 12 matches, with 11 wins (including four out of last four) and 1 draw since their 1-0 Champions League defeat at Barcelona on 28 April 2010.

Bayern: two clean sheets in a row

Bayern Munich haven't conceded in Europe since Nani's 41st-minute goal in the quarter-final return leg away to Manchester United, which ended 3-2 to the Germans. Van Gaal's men kept clean sheets in their semi-final tie with Lyon, winning 1-0 in Munich and 3-0 in France.

Bayern goalless in one of last ten European games

The Reds have failed to score in just one of their last 10 European fixtures (0-2 at home to Bordeaux in the group stages on 9 November 2009), netting 18 goals in the other 9 games.

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MADRID - And there's number three! Diego Milito's double ended a 45-year wait for Inter as the Nerazzurri 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 to 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.

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 to protect his midfield and switch Zanetti to left-back.

The Nerazzurri soaked up the Bayern pressure and put the trophy beyond the Germans' reach with twenty minutes remaining when Milito ran on to Eto'o's through ball and elegantly turned Van Buyten before burying his shot into the far corner.

Mourinho granted Milito a standing ovation in additional time, bringing on Marco Materazzi in place of the Argentine. After the final whistle, a visibly emotional Mourinho embraced Javier Zanetti - who made a landmark 700th appearance for the club in tonight's final - before going on a lap of honour with his son José junior. He then joined Massimo Moratti and his players on stage to receive the big-eared trophy - the perfect end to a season that will long be remembered.

Bayern Munich 0-2 Inter (HT: 0-1)

Scorer: Milito 35, 70.

Bayern Munich: 22 Butt; 21 Lahm, 5 Van Buyten, 6 Demichelis, 28 Badstuber; 17 Van Bommel, 31 Schweinsteiger; 10 Robben, 25 Müller, 8 Altintop (18 Klose 63); 11 Olic (33 Gomez 74).
Subs not used
: 1 Rensing, 13 Görlitz, 23 Pranjic, 26 Contento, 44 Tymoshchuk.

Coach
: Louis Van Gaal.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 26 Chivu (5 Stankovic 68); 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso; 27 Pandev (11 Muntari 79), 10 Sneijder, 9 Eto'o; 22 Milito (23 Materazzi 90+2).
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 17 Mariga, 45 Balotelli.

Coach
: José Mourinho.

Referee: Howard Webb (England).

Booked: Demichelis 25, Chivu 30, van Bommel 78.

Att: 78,000.

starting lineups

Butt12 Julio Cesar
Lahm13 Maicon
Van Buyten6 Lucio
Demichelis25 Samuel
Badstuber26 Chivu
Van Bommel4 Zanetti
Schweinsteiger19 Cambiasso
Robben27 Pandev
Muller10 Sneijder
Altintop9 Eto'o
Olic22 Milito

substitutes

Rensing1 Toldo
Gorlitz2 Cordoba
Contento23 Materazzi
Pranjic5 Stankovic
Tymoshchuk11 Muntari
Klose17 Mariga
Gomez45 Balotelli