Inter Milan flabbergast Bayern at Champions League

08:26, March 17, 2011      

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Inter Milan staged a terrific comeback against Bayern Munich to eliminate them from Champions League round of last 16 on Tuesday.


Inter Milan's Lucio (L) celebrates with goalkeeper Julio Cesar for their victory against Bayern Munich during their Champions League round of 16 second leg football match in Munich, Germany, March 15, 2011. Inter Milan won the match 3-2. (Xinhua/Luo Huanhuan)

Defending champions Inter Milan caught the Bavarians on the hop with only three minutes on the clock as striker Samuel Eto'o nutmeged Bayern goalkeeper Thomas Kraft to equalize the defeat from first leg.

After the deficit Bayern piled on the pressure to set things right in front of home crowd. At the 21st minute, Bayern striker Mario Gomez exploited a rebound to overlob Inter goalie Julio Cesar.

Bayern kept it bowling and doubled the lead through youngster striker Thomas Mueller who overcame Julio Cesar with a well-placed shot from inside penalty area to stun Inter Milan before the break.


Mario Gomez of Bayern Munich reacts for their losing to Inter Milan during their Champions League round of 16 second leg football match in Munich, Germany, March 15, 2011. Inter Milan won the match 3-2. (Xinhua/Luo Huanhuan)

Bayern pressed Milan into defense but all their efforts remained unrewarded, as they were short on accuracy.

After the interval, Inter midfielder Wesley Snijder shocked pressing Bayern with the 2-2 equalizer at the 63rd minute. Inter Milan took the chance after a blackout by Bayern defense at the 88th minute to punish the host for their easygoing with a hammer from 16 meters by striker Goran Pandev.


Mario Gomez (L) of Bayern Munich fights for the ball during their Champions League round of 16 second leg football match against Inter Milan in Munich, Germany, March 15, 2011. Inter Milan won the match 3-2. (Xinhua/Luo Huanhuan)

It is the second time Bayern lost to Inter Milan in an important Champions League matches, Inter already defeated Bayern at the last years' Champions League final.

Source: Xinhua

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