UEFA Champions League 2009/2010
Final : Internazionale vs FC Bayern Munchen
Date : May 22nd, 2010 Venue : San Bernabéu, Madrid.
Mourinho’s side, protecting a 3-1 lead from the first leg, were reduced to 10 men following Thiago Motta’s 28th-minute dismissal, but the Italians defended heroically – and at times cynically – to deny Pep Guardiola’s men.
And for Mourinho, who celebrated triumphantly on the pitch at the final whistle, it was vindication following a turbulent spell in Italy and his controversial departure from Chelsea, where he was unable to deliver a repeat of his remarkable Champions League success with Porto.
Barca were camped in the Inter area for the remainder of the half, but essentially little had changed.
Mourinho’s men held out until half-time and Barca knew they were in a game, even against 10 men.
Guardiola’s side still needed two goals as the second period got under way and things were not getting any easier for the Catalans.
The noise was deafening in the final five minutes, plus four of added time, as Barca poured forward, willed on by close to 100,000 loyal fans. Bojan lashed home in added time, but Yaya Toure was harshly ruled to have handled and Inter survived to set up a final meeting with Bayern Munich. –soccernet