And we are through. Aggregate score Inter 3 - 2 Barcelona. Looks like Ibra will have that tummy ache for another year at least!
Rai Sport Jose Mourinho spoke in tears after the victory at Barca:
"I have a team of heroes. A team where everyone has spit blood. They wanted us to leave our skin, we have left the blood. Congratulations to everyone who played, who did not played at all our fans, Barcelona has made the festival before. They made an atmosphere with a few stories to tell the grandchildren, but in this incredible day we won. Now I ask our fans an effort I want everyone to ' airport. Even if you work tomorrow, these guys come from spectacular. I want the fans in Rome, because we will play a final against Lazio, and later on May 5 against Roma. Our fans know how difficult this undertaking has been: against Barcelona it is already difficult with 11, with 10 is the historic."
This 1-0 defeat was the most beautiful of my life, but I think we could have drawn 0-0, we were in another world. Julio Cesar was great, they have left their skin, we our blood. This is the reality. My joy? I already won the Champions League, but it was more beautiful than when I won the Champions League with Porto 3-0 in the final. Today unfortunately I could not play, why would I even left the blood on this field are scarce but I suffered with others. They expect to win, we surprised them at the San Siro, but then I think when we saw the jerseys and all the mess we realized that they were afraid, they were in difficulties. Perhaps in 11 we would have won, or the opposite, however, before the game's injury Pandev could betray us. Chivu was spectacular, all the others, after the fantastic red Motta. The water in the Nou Camp after the game? To clean the blood ...
Now we got to Madrid, but we have play four times against Barcelona and Chelsea they were historic. Now we can win or not win, but now Inter is a team of European dimension. I thought impossible to find empathy similar to that with Chelsea fans, but with Inter's I found even more empathy. I love Inter, I like my players, but I do not like Italian football at all. Will I stay at Inter? My direction is not this, my direction is Roma, Chievo, Siena and then the match in Madrid. I raised my rates? They were for our people, our fans felt and saw them, was everything to them because they had the courage to come here with enthusiasm, many go home and can not speak, their voice will ...
The fans responded to Mou's call - it looks like at least hundreds met the team at Malpensa airport in Milan.
I will do more later as photos and video becomes available. Please post links in the comments if you find something good.
We did it... we really did it...
And here is the screen shot of the wiki during the game. Mind you, this was seconds after the incident. There are some fast Inter fans out there: