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Internazionale Milan: Current Squad

Internazionale Milan or simply Inter Milan is now recognized as one of the strongest teams in Europe after successfully winning the UEFA Champions League this year. Inter Milan defeated a lot of strong teams including Barcelona in the Semi Finals and of course Bayern Munich in the final match. What are the keys to this team’s success? The answer would be their current squad, filled with amazing players from all around the world.

Javier Zanetti is still holding the Captain badge along with Iván Córdoba as his vice-captain. They are both strengthening Inter Milan’s defensive line to the max. Let’s not forget that Inter Milan also has a superb goalkeeper, Júlio César, and another unrivaled defensive player Lucio.

The key to Inter Milan’s attacks would have to be Samuel Eto’o. This amazing player from Cameroon has successfully created numerous goals for the team as well as presented scoring opportunities for other attacking players and midfielders. Eto’o is also famous for being extremely fast, allowing him to break through enemy defense lines without hassle.

Wesley Sneijder, predicted to be the next big thing in the 2010 FIFA World Cup while supporting the Netherlands national team, is another strong player in Inter Milan’s formation. As an active midfielder, Sneijder is capable of producing opportunities and providing passes that any striker in the world would love. His amazing aiming ability makes him superbly accurate in every situation.

With a squad this strong, it is not impossible at all for Inter Milan to continue winning other trophies and titles this year.

2010 UEFA Champions League Final Roundup

The 2010 UEFA Champions League is over with Internazionale Milan as the champion. Bayern Munich is the team challenging Internazionale in the final match, and the match ended with 2 goals for Inter Milan’s victory. Let’s take a quick look at how the two finalists reached the UEFA Champions League final match, shall we?

The first match in the Round of 16 for Bayern Munich was against Fiorentina. The final score was 4-4, but Bayern Munich scored more goals in their away match so the team was declared the winner. Bayern Munich then had to face Manchester United. Again, the Home-and-Away matches ended with a total score of 4-4 with Bayern Munich scoring more goals in their away match; Bayern Munich progressed to the Semi Finals.

Inter Milan, on the other hand, must face Chelsea in their Round of 16 stage. They came up on top with a total result of 3-1. They then have to face CSKA Moscow in order to qualify for the Semi Finals. The matches ended with a total score of 2-0 for Internazionale.

Bayern Munich had to face Lyon in the Semi Finals, while Inter Milan was up against Barcelona. Bayern Munich successfully defeated Lyon hands down with a final score of 4-0. At the time, everyone was expecting Bayern Munich to win yet another UEFA Champions League trophy. Inter Milan defeated Barcelona with a total score of 3-2, and continued their winning streak by defeating Bayern Munich by 2 goals in the final match.

Kaka: 2009-2010 Season with Real Madrid

Kaka: 2009-2010 Season with Real Madrid

Kaka is famous for being an agile player with superb ability in constructing attacks and providing assists to other attacking players. These specific abilities are what brought Kaka to Real Madrid, before the start of 2009-2010 season. How was the season for Kaka? What did he accomplish for Real Madrid? We are going to answer those questions in this part.

Kaka played in 22 of Real Madrid’s domestic matches in the 2009-2010 season. He didn’t make any surprises, but managed to amaze everyone – especially fellow Real Madrid players and the team’s avid fans – by scoring 8 goals. Considering that he is actually a midfielder makes 8 goals quite substantial indeed.

As mentioned earlier, Kaka is famous for being able to provide top assists to support other strikers. In the 2009-10 season, Kaka provided 6 superb assists that transformed into amazing goals for the team. Again, the number may not be that spectacular but it is certainly more than enough for the team to lead the La Liga.

Let’s not forget that Kaka is still adjusting to Real Madrid’s playing style and building teamwork with other Real Madrid players. Whether he will be able to contribute more to the team and provide more goals as well as assists in the future is something we need to wait and see to find out. But judging from Kaka’s performances in the 2010 FIFA World Cup so far, it is safe to say that he will be one of the most shining players in European football this season.