Inter Milan Wins Coppa Italia




Inter Milan wins Coppa Italia

Inter Milan wins Coppa Italia

After a breathtaking Champions League final match played at Wembley, all eyes focused on who would come out triumphs at Coppa Italia, the cup competition at Italy as Inter Milan and high flying Palermo squared off against each other. And Samuel Eto’o struck twice to hand their beleaguered coach Leonardo their first title as they romped home Palermo 3-1 at Rome’s Olympic Stadium. It was the seventh time the blue half of Milan won the competition.

Inter Milan have endured a frustrating season to say the least. After a treble winning season under Mourinho when they were absolutely perfect, Rafael Benitez stepped in Mourinho’s shoes but could not muster the same magic. Leonardo was appointed after the needed sacking of Rafael Benitez amidst much anger among AC Milan fans. However after some fine performances, their season seemed to fall apart with their Champions League humiliation and some poor performances in Serie A. But they have bounced back and winning atleast a trophy has salvaged some pride.

Inter Milan started brightly when Samuel Eto’o pounced upon a pass from Wesley Sjneider to slot the ball past the Palermo custodian. Wesley has time in and again showed how valuable he is to the team and his transfer out of the team, if it happens would cast a gloom over Inter’s capabilities to snatch the Scudetto back from their city rivals. However it was not all Inter as Palermo had some decent chances but failed to capitalise on them.

However Palermo were crestfallen when Samuel Eto’o again lunged onto a Sneijder pass to strike the bass in the far post which doubled the lead. Palermo gave them a brief scare when Miccoli’s corner kick beat Julio Ceasar to reduce the margin. However, last season’s hero, Diego Milito ensured that Palermo returned empty handed as he struck in stoppage time to hand Inter their first trophy of the season.

The win ensures that next season’s curtain raiser would be a mouth watering clash between AC Milan and Internazionale.  Leonardo was visibly ecstatic after the match after his delight to hand a trophy to the Inter faithful.  “It was an exciting win, a perfect close to a season of continuity,” the Brazilian told reporters after the game.

Interestingly, although some might suggest that Inter have been poor which they indeed have been, yet they have managed to land in a treble of different sorts, namely: he Coppa Italia, the Supercoppa and the Club World Cup. The last two were however won by Benitez.

Tags: , , , ,

Author:

A complete fanatic about the most beautiful game in the World.

Cricket

Preview: South Africa likely to come hard on India as improved side for Centurion Test

Preview: South Africa likely to come hard on India as improved side for Centurion Test

Posted by: Sudipto Biswas on January 11th, 2018

South Africa will lock horns with the visiting side India in the second Test at Centurion, starting on January 13. The hosts are currently leading the series 1- ..

Football

FFCI Football Monthly Achievement Awards

FFCI Football Monthly Achievement Awards

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on January 10th, 2018

Federation of Football Coaches in India (FFCI), an Organization formed in 2011 and approved by the All India Football Federation (AIFF ) organized its Monthly A ..

Tennis

Australian Open Round 1: Maria Out, Sharapova Progresses

Australian Open Round 1: Maria Out, Sharapova Progresses

Posted by: Mahalakshmi Murali on January 16th, 2018

Well, the 5-time Grand Slam champion, Maria Sharapova is through to the second round of the 2018 Australian Open after seeing off Germany’s Tatjana Maria in ..

F1

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on September 26th, 2016

Held on Sept 1st, The Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau (TOSB) Twinterview consisted of sports panelists such as Mark Gallagher (Public Speaker on F1 race), Shayam ..

Boxing

Rajasthan Rumble – Vijender Singh’s double-title defense against Ghana’s Ernest Amuzu

Rajasthan Rumble – Vijender Singh’s double-title defense against Ghana’s Ernest Amuzu

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on December 22nd, 2017

Undefeated Indian knockout king, Vijender Singh is set to defend his WBO Oriental and Asia Pacific Super middleweight titles against African Champion Ernest Amu ..

Other Sports

Rajasthan Rumble – Vijender Singh’s double-title defense against Ghana’s Ernest Amuzu

Rajasthan Rumble – Vijender Singh’s double-title defense against Ghana’s Ernest Amuzu

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on December 22nd, 2017

Undefeated Indian knockout king, Vijender Singh is set to defend his WBO Oriental and Asia Pacific Super middleweight titles against African Champion Ernest Amu ..

One stop guide to all the latest sports news, reviews, opinions, fixtures and live scores from India and around the world.

Copyright © 2017 | The Sports Mirror