Ten years have passed since Inter Milan managed to qualify for the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League. It was the 2011-2012 season and the truth is that football has evolved a lot since that time. Gasperini and Ranieri were the ones who took the bench that season and had a roster with stars that were beginning to go downhill in their careers. Players of the stature of Julio Cesar, Zanetti, Stankovic, Sjneider, Diego Milito, Forlán were those who made up the backbone of that Inter. In addition, on the bench, he was already waiting for some promise that had not yet made the leap like Philipe Coutinho.
After winning the Champions League in the 09/10 season and having been eliminated in the quarterfinals of the 10/11, Inter were unable to pass the round of 16, being eliminated against Marseille. The Champions of the 11/12 season would face Bayern Munich in the final, which had just eliminated José Mourinho’s Madrid and Di Matteo’s Chelsea, who arrived in the middle of the season and managed to win the title thanks to a header from Drogba. that forced the extension and the luck of the penalties.
At that time football was as follows:
In Spain, Real Madrid was the one who dominated, in Mourinho’s penultimate year as white coach, he managed to win LaLiga of records with 100 points, cutting the soccer and winning streak of Guardiola’s last Barcelona.
In England we experienced a heart attack League final as Manchester City took over the Premier in a few last minutes where Agüero scored that decisive goal against QPR. Manchester United tied at 89 points, but thanks to goal difference, City were able to claim their first title in decades.
In Germany, Marco Reus’s Dortmund snatched the Bundesliga from Bayern Munich in a year that was quite black for the Bavarians when they lost the Champions League final and did not win the league.
In Italy, Serie A was dominated by Juventus, which was at the height of its hegemony, only Milan could follow with 4 points. And to finish in France, Montpellier won Ligue 1, and PSG was second in a year where the star was Javier Pastore, nothing to do with what we have today.
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