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Tuesday 6 December 2016

'We can be proud' The Italian view

Published 18/03/2010 | 09:56

'[Mourinho] cast off the shadow of crisis and controversy, cast off the curse of Europe, [and] won the tactical battle with Carlo Ancelotti.' Tuttosport

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“The true victor is Mourinho. He bravely chose an Inter of three attackers, plus the delightful and formidable Sneijder. Inter were impeccable. Chelsea were without rhythm and without depth. A victory for all Italian football. Not just because of this blessed European ranking which is becoming a nightmare, but because finally one of ours has stopped the rot.”

Corriere dello Sport

“Eto’o Saves Italy; Il Mister leaves Stamford Bridge with head held high. About time, finally one can be a proud Italian after a football match.”

La Repubblica

“The Perfect Night; Mou’s tactical masterpiece. The play of Sneijder, Motta and Pandev restored that image we once had of English teams: people who like to run. Technical skill is our department.”

Gazzetta dello Sport

“Mourinho v Ancelotti, the game within the game, was settled comfortably in favour of the Portuguese.”

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