CSKA Moscow 0 - 1 Inter Milan: WHOOPIE

Inter beat CSKA to go on to the semifinals

And we are through to the semifinals! Now, before Lionel Messi leaves little golden boot prints all over our defense's faces, lets take a moment to enjoy this win.

Hopefully MAD will get a recap up in the next day or so - this post is just because I didn't like looking at that liveblog box. These pictures are much prettier.

Cuchu and Zanetti - thanks for everything

And from Mourinho:

"We can talk of a total change in Inter's history in the Champions League. This is a mentally different team with confidence and ability. It's a Champions League Inter now. Whatever happens in the semi-final or the final, Inter will be full of confidence going into next season's Champions League. If we don't win it this year, Inter will win it in the next few years.

The team is completely different in its approach to games. Defensively the team is solid. We could have done better in terms of ball possession and on the counter-attack today, but the team controlled the game and this was very important for a team that, apart from Bayern Munich, is the only team still with a chance of winning league, cup and Champions League. It's a different Inter, but we want something more now. All my players deserve applause."

We have two dreams now: to reach the final and win it. But the semi-final is the semi-final; we will play it and see how it goes. As for today's match, we scored our first chance and could have scored more goals, but we controlled the game and rested by keeping the ball. It wasn't an easy pitch, especially for those who had a few physical problems like Sneijder, but at the same time it was very important for us. The four defenders and two midfielders played an excellent game, they all gave their contribution. It's also important that we don't have any suspensions. It was the game we wanted. It might not have been a great game, but the real spectacle was reaching the semi-finals. There were five hundred Nerazzurri fans in the stadium here in Moscow, so we had the duty of reaching the semi-final, not playing spectacular football, and we succeeded. The dream is alive."

FORZA INTER

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