19 December 2010

Inter Milan beats Mazembe to win FIFA club world cup 2010

The 2010 Champions of Europe, FC Internazionale Milano, have won the FIFA Club World Cup 2010 with a convincing 3-0 win over TP Mazembe Englebert at Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City Stadium.

The European champions got to an early 2-0 lead after Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o chipped a pass to forward Goran Pandev who opened the scoring in the 13th minute. Eto'o added the second himself four minutes later when he picked up a loose ball in the area and slotted it home. Eto'o's goal was his 19th in 23 games for Inter.

Mazembe, which beat Copa Libertadores champion Internacional of Brazil in the semifinals, didn't settle into the game until the final 20 minutes, when striker Dioko Kaluuyituka had several chances. However, any lingering doubts about where the world title was heading were finally removed when Joseph Biabiany sealed Inter’s triumph in the 85th minute, timing his run to perfection and coolly dragging the ball before slotting into the net. Brazilian club Internacional defeated South Korea's Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma, 4-2, to take third place int he tournament earlier.

This victory brought the perfect ending to a unique season when Inter secured the Italian league, the Italian Cup, the Champions League, the Italian Supercup and the Club World Cup. This is the third World Cup title for the club that won the tournament previously known as the Intercontinental Cup back in 1965 and 1966 during the 'golden era' of president Moratti senior and coach Helenio Herrera.


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