Milito brace guides Inter Milan to Champions League title

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Madrid, May 23(ANI): Inter Milan forward Diego Milito scored two goals to guide the Italian side to a stunning 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium to win the Champions League title.

It is Inter Milan's first triumph in Europe's most prestigious club competition since winning consecutive titles in 1964 and 1965.

Despite a big advantage in ball possession, Bayern Munich never managed to pierce Inter's defensive wall, protected by Lucio and Walter Samuel.

Later as Bayern tried to push forward, it was exposed to lethal counter-attacks, spearheaded by Milito.

The ambush began in the 34th minute, as Milito guided Inter keeper Julio Cesar's long clearance down to clip home a delightful finish. He then wrapped up the win with his second goal in the 70th minute.

Milito's performance was the climax of a season in which he justified his signing last summer. He has been awesome in the Champions League, scoring against Chelsea in the last 16 and again in the 3-1 semi-final victory over Barcelona, News of The World reports.

The victory means that Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho, who won the cup with Porto in 2004, becomes the third man in history to win it with two clubs.

He joins Ernst Happel and Ottmar Hitzfeld in earning that remarkable accolade. (ANI)

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