The last time Inter won the Europa League, the former UEFA Cup, was in 1998. Nerazzurri defeated Lazio 3-0 with a victory from Bam Bam.
This Friday the winner of the Europa League . Seville , top champion of the tournament with five crowns, who qualified for his sixth final after beating Manchester United on Sunday, will measure forces with Inter de Milan , which advanced to the defining match after beating Shakhtar Donetsk 5-0.
Nerazzurri’s last time in a continental definition was in the 2010 Champions League, which he conquered with Argentines Javier Zanetti, Walter Samuel, Esteban Cambiasso and Diego Milito, author of the two goals of the consecration against Bayern Munich in Madrid.
Of course, his most recent conquest of this trophy dates back to May 1998, when it was called the UEFA Cup (before he won the 1991 and 1994 editions). That day, the Lombard team, who had lost in the previous round-trip final to Schalke, defeated Lazio 3-0 in the first final in the history of the competition to play a single match, played in Paris, also with goals. South Americans.
At minute 6, Ivan Zamorano he opened the account for the team then led by Luigi Simoni. At 60 ‘, Zanetti increased and in the 70’ the Brazilian Ronaldo closed the scoring to deliver the European title to the San Siro.
In this way, Alexis Sanchez he will seek to follow in the footsteps of Bam Bam and join the great history of the interistas. Against those of Julen Lopetegui, the Wonder Child will play his first decisive match and, incidentally, is going for his first trophy in that competition.
It should be noted, however, that the Chilean’s participation for Friday remains in doubt due to his injury in the final minutes of the quarter-final match against Bayer Leverkusen.
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