MILAN - This Sunday, we’re going back ten years in time for a special Inter Quiz on Inter’s victorious 2009/10 Coppa Italia campaign. The first trophy of the Treble, a historic feat that we’re currently looking back on with our #Timeless2010 powered by Pirelli campaign.
1) Who did Inter face in the Coppa Italia round of 16 in the 2009/10 season?
Inter’s Coppa Italia journey in 2009/10 began in the round of 16 on 16 December 2009, the Nerazzurri triumphing 1-0 over Livorno at San Siro.
Round of 16: Inter 1-0 Livorno
Quarter-finals: Inter 2-1 Juventus
Semi-finals: Inter 1-0 Fiorentina, Fiorentina 0-1 Inter
Final: Inter 1-0 Roma
2) Who scored Inter’s first goal in the 2009/10 Coppa Italia?
Wesley Sneijder kicked off the Nerazzurri’s cup campaign with a perfect free kick to secure a 1-0 win over Livorno in the round of 16.
3) How many goals did Inter concede across the entire competition in 2009/10?
The only goal Inter conceded in the Coppa Italia that year came in the quarters against Juventus, as the Nerazzurri came away with a 2-1 victory. Diego’s goal for Juve was followed by two strikes by Lucio and Balotelli to gift us a place in the semis.
4) Who was the only player to score more than one goal for Inter in the Coppa Italia that season?
A goal in the semi-final first leg against Fiorentina, and a beautiful and decisive finish against Roma in the final: a modest return for Diego Milito, but a huge contribution in securing the trophy in 2009/10.
The full list of Nerazzurri scorers in the competition: Milito 2, Sneijder 1, Lucio 1, Balotelli 1, Eto'o 1.
5) Who came on for Wesley Sneijder just minutes into the final against Roma?
A big clash with Burdisso saw Wesley Sneijder take a knock with less than a minute on the clock: Sneijder was forced off, and on came Mario Balotelli in his place. Mourinho was also forced into an early second change after another first-half injury, with Samuel coming on for Cordoba.
6) Who provided the assist for Milito’s goal in the final against Roma?
A deft and brilliant touch with the outside of his left boot: that was all it took for Thiago Motta to play in Diego Milito and set him on his way to scoring that fabulous matchwinning goal.
7) In the final against Roma, one Inter player took 54% of Inter’s shots (7/13). Who was it?
A performance right at the heart of things. Mario Balotelli, on for Sneijder after just five minutes, was Inter’s biggest threat all evening. Of Inter’s 13 shots, Balotelli took seven of them. The others came from the following players: Cristian Chivu 2, Maicon 1, Thiago Motta 1, Samuel Eto'o 1, Diego Milito 1.
8) That Milito goal against Roma was our Argentinian’s first in a Coppa Italia final. But how many Coppa Italia final goals did he score for Inter in total?
Two Coppa Italia finals, two goals for Diego Milito: not just against Roma in 2010, but also the goal to make it 3-1 in our victory over Palermo in 2011.