Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, December 18, 2010. The Internacional champion of Italy and Europe faces Mazembe, the champions of Africa. The Internacional is one step away from becoming world champion and winning the fifth title after the Italian Championship, Italian Cup, Champions League and Italian Super Cup. An achievement that had never been accomplished before by any Italian club.
The first part of 2010 saw Mourinho living his dream of wining the winning the Italian Cup, Champions League. The Italian Cup was only the first success. It happened on May 5 at the Olympic Stadium against Rome. Diego Milito played a great game, using Thiago Motta’s roll, leaving the Roman Defense behind with a huge right hit from Julio Sergio. Scudetto’s rival is Rome, coached by Claudio Ranieri. The three decisive points happen in Siena on May 16th with Milito, who seals the victory after a nice play from captain Zanetti.
The striker is also in top form on May 22nd when, at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Internacionall won the Champions League. Two goals from the former Genoa player, at the thirty-fifth and seventieth minute, close the match against Bayern Monaco. With this victory Mourinho of Internacional concludes his cycle. A new season brings new success. Also new is the coach on the bench… Benitez. What doesn’t change is the opponent. Ranieri’s Rome is at the San Siro for the Italian Super Cup. The “Black & Blues” tremble before a goal by Riise, then are revitalizd up thanks to goals from Pandev and two from Eto’o.
The triumphant 2010 season ended on December 18 in Abu Dhabi, with the World Cup finals against the African champions Mazembe, who got there afterr the surprise elimination of the Brazilians Internacional. It takes 17 minutes to end the debate: the nets come from Pandev and Eto'o. The opponents try to create problems for Internacional, but the gap widens. With five minutes left, Biabiany definitively ends the game. By 2010, Internacional won 5 titles, the so-called Manita. A goal that had never been achieved by an Italian soccer team.