2010 Champions League Final
May 22, 2010 at the Stadio Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain
Join in with our Champions League Final LiveBlog.
On one side, we have Inter, four-time defending champions of Italy’s Serie A and already twice European champions. They have been the winners of 17 Italian league titles, and boast one of the finest defenses in all of Europe, anchored by Brazilian keeper Julio Cesar, along with a potent attacking force including the likes of Diego Milito, Samuel Eto’o and Wesley Sneijder.
Lining up against them, there is Bayern Munich, the most successful club in the history of German football. They hold a record 21 Bundesliga titles and have been champions of Europe four times, most recently in 2001. Bayern bring one of the most potent and deep attacking squads in the game, with Arjen Robben, Miroslav Klose, Mario Gomez and Ivica Olic all danger men. Franck Ribery is suspended.
The Champions League final (and the European Cup before it) have produced some classic football moments. There is no bigger match in all of European club football, and The Offside has everything you need (chips and beer aside) to get you ready for it.
Making the trip to the Bernabeu? These links can help you plan a once-in-a-lifetime European night in Madrid:
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TV coverage: Starts 6pm GMT on Sky Sports 1 / Sky HD1 (UK) and 11:45am on FOX (USA). As it gets closer, we will post more times and stations from around the world. UK viewers – if you don’t have HD yet, the final and the World Cup are great reasons to sign up now!
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The Road to Madrid: The Semifinals
For Olympique Lyonnais, this was a year to remember, their first ever Champions League semifinal appearance, but they couldn’t make it past the German giants. Inter had the toughest possible draw, needing to get past defending champions Barcelona to reach the final, which they did with a classic tactical performance. If you missed the thrilling, and sometimes controversial, semifinal round, catch up with match reports from The Offside’s team blogs for the four semifinalists: