Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Masterful Mourinho's Mighty Men Muffle FC Barcelona

Another great victory was achieved by the famous Special One in the Champions League semi-final.  Jose Mourinho pulled off another tactical win over last year's champions and this year's clear favourites. Although Inter Milan, or Internazionale Milano, lost one nil on the night they won 3-2 on aggregate. (They stunned and prevailed over Barcelona at the San Siro Stadium in Milan earlier this month.)  Mourinho's mighty men played with a man short when the Argentinian defender Thiago Motta was shown the red card in the first half.  That makes the victory all the more special. There was a rather special performance by Sergio Busquets. It is amazing to see that a finger tap on the face was able to fell the powerful 1.89m defensive midfielder.  Barcelona could not produce the expected brilliance.  They were stiffled for most of the match and Julio Cesar was very rarely troubled.

Gerard Pique livened up the match when he scored for Barca towards the end of the second half, but Inter remained resolute until the end. Exceptional defending carried Inter through.

Inter Milan are heading for the final in Madrid and are probably now favourites to beat Bayern Munich next month. Well done Inter.

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