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Inter Take The Champions League Title

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Sometimes, the images just speak for themselves, don’t they? We couldn’t decide which photograph filled us with more of a sense of wonder: Francesco Toldo’s assyback technique or Jose Mourinho’s… assycrack.

A massive congratulations to Inter Milan for their 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League final, and for their impressive treble including the Serie A title and  Coppa Italia. We’re drinking triple the Italian expressos today in your honour boys!

FYI, Mourinho is only the third manager to win the CL with two different teams; his ego will be the first to get its own time zone and postage stamp. Amazing job, Jose!

Thanks Laura!

Weekend Results: Gold Stars For Barcelona and Inter

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Is that Lionel Messi’s boyhood spirit leaving him just in time for a major tourney? Let’s hope not! Image via AP Photos

With two second half goals last night, (bringing his total in all competitions this season to 47),  Leo may well look happy. Barcelona last night confirmed their place at the top of La Liga with a thumping 4-0 victory over Vallodolid. Real Madrid were held 1-1 away at Malaga and finish in second.

Around the same time, in a city some distance away, Inter Milan came perilously close to confirming Jose Mourhino’s belief that he is the greatest human being ever created with a 1-0 away win at Siena.

Although second place Roma won 2-0 at Chievo, their victory wasn’t enough to prevent Inter taking the Serie A title for the fifth time in a row.

Earlier this month, Mourhino’s men beat Roma to win the Italian Cup and are therefore on course for the treble, facing Bayern Munich in the Champions League final on 22nd May in Madrid.

In case you were wondering, we’ve got photos.

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Weekend Results: Euro Edition, Now With (More) Abs

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No, we’re not paranoid. Fate is indeed conspiring against our desire for long, lustrous and totally not plastic nails. Yes people, after the stresses and strains of the EPL title chase, we now have to sadly report that both the Spanish and Italian league titles will go to the wire, with the final decisive games taking place on Sunday 16th May. Our manicurist is furious.

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The Midweek Mmm: Marco Borriello, AC Milan

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We were slightly troubled-  for all of two days – upon learning that our dearest of readers did not emphatically indulge in Signore Borriello as much as we do.

But since we’re not ones to wallow in our sorrows, we’re using Borriello’s rather devastating F5 voting data as motivation to convert the masses. Case in point: Marco walking to a Nike promo in Italy.

If you don’t love Borriello, don’t blame us. See: the commenter above and below you, for they probably brought this man’s future post appearances on you.

Thanks TI!

Weekend Results: A Tad Short On Skin

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Having spent the weekend biting our nails over as yet undecided leagues, compiling the F5 results and giving ourselves the Jaffa Cakes shakes, things are a bit tense at Kickette HQ. We won’t deny it. Punches Words have been exchanged. Handbags have been thrown. Hip dips have been cried over.

In this kind of situation, usual advice would be to evacuate the area while the riot squad move in, but it’s way too late for that. Ladies, grab yourself a bucket of espresso, a nail file and a fistful of Inter Milan’s Marko Arnautovic (above) and follow us over the jump for more.

Psst. Better get out of the way, Marko, or we’ll consume you and your provocative little tummy like so much chocolate cake.

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