Jitters aside, Inter Milan seal Serie title
Inter Milan survived a minor scare to lift their fifth straight Serie A title and stay on course for an unprecedented Italian treble after a tense 1-0 win at relegated Siena on Sunday.sports Updated: May 17, 2010 00:12 IST
Inter Milan survived a minor scare to lift their fifth straight Serie A title and stay on course for an unprecedented Italian treble after a tense 1-0 win at relegated Siena on Sunday. Argentina striker Diego Milito finished coolly on 57 minutes after great work from compatriot and captain Javier Zanetti to leave team mates in tears at fulltime and coach Jose Mourinho pointing to the sky.
Second-placed AS Roma won 2-0 at Chievo thanks to Mirko Vucinic and Daniele De Rossi and would have been champions had the final games of the season finished at halftime. Inter topped the table on 82 points, two above Claudio Ranieri's side. They meet Bayern Munich in Saturday's Champions League final in Madrid having also won the Italian Cup by beating Roma this month.
Sampdoria took the fourth and final Champions League qualifying spot with a 1-0 win over Napoli.
Ribery strikes as Bayern stay on track
Berlin: Franck Ribery grabbed one of the goals as Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich stayed on course for the treble with a 4-0 win over 10-man Werder Bremen in the German Cup final on Saturday.
Ribery scored his first goal for nearly two months after a difficult few weeks for the 27-year-old who is due to hear on Tuesday if he is banned for next Saturday's Champions League final against Inter.
Sevilla secure CL berth
Madrid: Rodri scored a dramatic injury-time winner to give Sevilla a 3-2 victory at Almeria which secured fourth place and La Liga's last Champions League qualification berth on Saturday.
It was a crushing blow for Real Mallorca who had their hopes dashed as they waited on the pitch at their Ono Estadi to hear the result, having beaten Espanyol 2-0 minutes earlier.
First Published: May 17, 2010 00:02 IST