Created on 22-05-2010 at 00:00 AM
Bayern came up agonisingly short of a historic treble on Saturday night, but were ultimately undone by a superbly-drilled and alert Internazionale side in the Champions League final, sharp-shooter Diego Milito netting in each half to seal an ultimately merited victory for the Milan outfit.
The 74,954 capacity crowd at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid saw Bayern control the first-half possession but Inter hold the half-time lead through Milito’s goal on the break. Thomas Müller spurned a golden opportunity to level straight after the restart and the Bavarians piled on the pressure, but Milito clinically added a second 20 minutes from time to wrap up the victory.
The result means Bayern fall short of winning a first treble, and coach Louis van Gaal must wait before becoming only the fourth coach to win the Champions League with different clubs – the third being Inter boss José Mourinho, whose success on Saturday night also means the Italian Serie A retains its fourth qualifying spot at the Bundesliga’s expense.