I cant believe it. I am still a little rattled. Inter has won the Champions League - for the first time in 45 years. In addition to this historic achievement, Inter has completed the treble - something no other Italian team has managed to do... EVER.
There were definitely some hairy moments - Julio Cesar earned his pay today - but I think the result speaks for itself. Bayern 0-2 Inter. It was a team effort, but this man proved today that he is no longer a prince, he is a king:
I was worried when Marco came on, but after all those years he deserves this as much as any one.
And Lucio, he had some issues, but good to see he still loves Jesus (and note the color scheme - he thinks of everything!)
But most of all, for me, this was about Zanetti. After 700 games, 15 years, blood, sweat, tears; the ups and downs; the terrible years and the last-minute heartbreak. For me, this is for Javier Zanetti. Pupi, you deserve this.
Moratti has had his share of ups and downs but he has always believed in the team, believed in the dream. He has poured his heart and soul (and a considerable amount of his own money) into this team, and I thank him for it. Of all the Italian presidents, I like him the best (but he really should fix those teeth).
Maicon did not get a goal, but he played a good game. Clearly, he loves this trophy.
And, by request, a little Argie Manlove:
And the obligatory Toldo/Zanetti celebration - although they have certainly taken it to the next level for the big game. Just dont drop him!
Ok, I will post highlights and such when they are available. If anyone has any good links, please post them below. This has been an enormously satisfying season and I thank you all for coming here and sharing it with me.
Grazie Tante a Tutti