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Sunday, 25 April 2010 21:22

Treble-hunting Inter back on top in Italy

Roma slump to home defeat

Jose Mourinho’s Internazionale have their hopes of an historic treble back in their own hands after Roma’s defeat to Sampdoria in the capital gave the Nerazurri the advantage in the Serie A title race.

Mourinho’s men had gone top of the table on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over Atalanta at the San Siro, but Roma could have moved back into pole position with the three points against Sampdoria. However, despite Francesco Totti giving the club from the capital a first-half lead, Giampaolo Pazzini scored twice after the break to stun the Giallorossi.

It means that Inter are now two points clear heading into their last three matches. With a Coppa Italia final place against Roma already secured and a 3-1 advantage in their Champions League semi-final with Barcelona ahead of Tuesday’s second leg at Camp Nou, Mourinho’s team are in charge of their own fate as they look for a clean sweep of trophies.

Inter won the double of European Cup and Serie A in 1963/64, but winning the Scudetto, Coppa Italia and Champions League would be an unprecedented feat in Italian football during what is just Mourinho’s second season at the club.


Serie A title run-in


Inter:   
Lazio (a)   
Chievo (h)   
Siena (a)   

Roma:
Parma (a)
Cagliari (h)
Chievo (a)

By Sean Gillen

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Comments (5)
Thank you @David / Portugal
5 Monday, 26 April 2010 09:59
for spotting that. The article has been corrected.
@Mike Hamilton/Canada
4 Monday, 26 April 2010 06:21
Don't expect to see Mourinho coach Portugal within the next 10 to 15 years. Mourinho has said that he would like to coach Portugal at the end of his career, not after he conquers the three big leagues. If he goes to Real next season his next stop after that will most likely be back at the English PL which is his favourite (I suppose it's his favourite because he has so much fun with the press;)
JOSÉ
3 Monday, 26 April 2010 06:17
Gotta love Mourinho. Great article... Inter are now 2 points clear and not 1... even better ;)
Special One Indeed...
2 Monday, 26 April 2010 00:24
When Jose completes the treble all he has left to accomplish is La Liga. Expect him to be at the helm of Real Madrid next season. He's gone on record stating he hates Italian soccer so why would he stay?

After he succeeds in Spain he will chase after World Cup glory. so basically in 2 years he will take over after the Euro's. And with that he will have Cristiano Ronaldo at 28 29 years of age which should be his prime of soccer. One can only hope and imagine.
The Special One
1 Sunday, 25 April 2010 23:33
If Mourinho pulls this off and wins the treble for Internazionale, then without a doubt he will galvanize his special one moniker for all including all those haters out there.
I sincerely do believe that this man one day will leed Portugal to International glory.
Força Portugal

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