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Inter wins fifth title of 2010
December 19th, 2010 11:27PM

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[CLUB WORLD CUP] Inter Milan thumped TP Mazembe, 3-0, to win the FIFA Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi. World club champs twice previously, in 1964 and 1965, Inter finishes 2010 with five titles.

Under Jose Mourinho, Inter won the 2010 European Champions League, Serie A and Italian Cup. His replacement, Rafa Benitez, won the Italian Supercup but has been under pressure because of Inter’s poor league form (currently in the seventh place).

“It was a truly extraordinary and unforgettable year," Inter striker striker Diego Milito said. "Let’s hope everyone remains fit for the rest of the season. It is thanks to Mourinho that we were able to arrive to this point. He remains important to us.”

Inter president Massimo Moratti told Benitez he needed to win the Club World Cup to keep his job.

And that he did, thanks to goals by Goran Pandev (13th minute), Samuel Eto’o (17th) and Joseph Biabiany (85th).

The Congo club Mazembe was a surprise finalist, having defeated Copa Libertadores champion Internacional of Brazil in the semifinals.

“The team was tired and exhausted,” Coach Lamine N’Diaye said. “We needed one more day for rest to retain our fitness. Inter was better than us and they deserved to win.”



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