"Inter make history," declared the Gazzetta dello Sport as press in Italy and Germany digested FC Internazionale Milano's triumph and praised Diego Milito and José Mourinho.
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The Italian press have been busy acclaiming FC Internazionale Milano's treble winners after they ended their club's long wait for European glory, and there is admiration in Germany and elsewhere for the decisive contributions of Nerazzurri scorer Diego Milito and coach José Mourinho.
Inter make history. The Champions League is yours
Gazzetta dello Sport, Italy
"Champions of Europe. Champions of Europe. Champions of Europe. The sky is black and blue over Madrid. Interisti, give yourselves a slap on the back and share the love. The dream is reality, the 45-year wait over. The captain Zanetti, after 15 years and so many setbacks and 700 matches, could lift up the cup. The photo of Massimo Moratti with the Champions Cup will sit beside that of his father Angelo."
Milito ends Munich's treble dream
"Thanks to Diego Milito, Milan won the Champions League final in Madrid. The striker made the difference in the match against Bayern with his finishing ability. It was a hard-fought contest in which the German double winners had a big advantage in ball possession but could not convert it into making the treble dream a reality."
'Grande Inter' are born again
Corriere della Sera, Italy
"Inter reach the peak again after 45 years. Inter win the Champions League after beating Bayern in the Madrid final thanks to a Milito's double and complete the Grand Slam."
"After the league and cup, Bayern also wanted to triumph in the big one and do something that no German club had ever done before. But the dream of a treble crashed against the Mourinho wall. A perfectly organised Inter team destroyed all hope, superbly managed by José Mourinho."
La Repubblica, Italy
"Thirty-five thousand fans all night at San Siro but Milito upsets the supporters: 'I don't know if I'm staying.' After the celebrations at the Bernabéu, the team were back in Italy at five and had a fantastic party with the fans at San Siro. The Argentinian scored two goals and stamped his name onto this triumph. For Mourinho, it is tears and goodbye."
Next destination: Munich.
"After defeat, Bayern showed real greatness. The record German champions do not want to look back on their frustrating evening in the Bernabéu. The club believe in a future rich in success under coach Van Gaal – and are thinking already about the 2012 final in Munich."
Milito crowns Inter
El País, Spain
"Diego Milito, scorer of both goals, was the game's key figure – the final in Madrid was the culmination of the Argentina forward's epic journey. In the Bernabéu he was the focal point of his team's possession, he personified the game plan. After 45 years, Inter were crowned again and added the Champions League to their league and cup – the treble claimed last year by Barcelona."
The Sunday Times, England
"Six years after becoming the Special One by winning the European Cup with Porto, Mourinho raised the trophy again. As is his way, this was a triumph of precise calculations and fine margins.Inter Milan, winning thanks to an outstanding finish in each half from Diego Milito, were seldom superior but deadly in the moment when they were."