defeated rival Bayern Munich
2- 0 to win the UEFA Champions League
. It was Inter Milan's first win of the European soccer title in more years than the age of many of its fans -- 45 years to be exact, for Inter to reclaim the title.
Diego Milito was on fire scoring both goals at the Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid as Inter added the European Cup to its Italian Serie A and Coppa Italia triumphs for the year. This has been a winning year for Inter who had not won this championship since 1965.
Milito's dominance and amazing foot action was a pleasure to watch as he scored with ease and confidence and has provided bragging rights to Inter for the year. San Diego, Orange County and LA fans are thrilled. Congratulations! Milito who's home country is Argentina will provide a huge boost for them to put claim on the World Cup!!
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The FIFA World Cup, an event soccer enthusiasts believe is better than the World Series, Super Bowl and NBA finals rolled into one, is three weeks away. Soccer fans counting down the days.
Saturday, Fox will do something surprising. The network is pushing its major league baseball coverage back three hours to 4 p.m. to show the UEFA Champions League
final, a match between Bayern Munich
and Inter Milan.
Bayern and Inter are both seeking to capture the championship and become recognized as the best team in Europe.
"What we discovered with the Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer Plus has been an incredible eye-opener," said David Hill chairman of Fox Sports. "The American audience keeps building. It became a no-brainer that this game deserves a place on the network. Obviously, being on a Saturday afternoon is perfect for us. It doesn't force us to replace prime time." Fox is rolling out the big guns for a match that starts at 11:30 a.m.
Martin Tyler, the lead announcer for Sky Sports' coverage of UEFA Champions League and Barclays Premier League matches in England, will call the match from Madrid's 80,000-seat Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Andy Gray is the analyst.
anchors the network's coverage, which includes a 15-minute pregame show, along with former U.S. men's national team coach and current L.A. Galaxy
coach Bruce Arena
"We all appreciate that the World Cup probably has a greater global presence than the Champions League," Arena said. "But I think, in the views of the football (soccer) communities around the world, people can clearly argue the Champions League has a greater quality than you will see in the World Cup."
Inter and Bayern Munich are two very strong teams and fans expect a great game. SN polled our viewers to ask who they thought were going to win. Monday SN will announce what percentage of visitors predicted the winning team. Will this go down as one of the best finals of all time?