Inter won the title in Champions League last night. They are a team based in Milan and the competition is basically for the European championship. They beat Bayern Munich 2-0.
You should have heard the fireworks and horns blaring after the game in town. We are not even in Milan. Just the fact that an Italian team took the title was enough for my town to jump for joy.
I didn't even need to watch the game. I could just listen to my neighbors moan or cheer and know exactly what was happening in the game.
It brought back memories of when Italian won the Mondiali (World Championship) in 2006. I could hear the same kind of festivities taking place in the background while I was on the phone with my then boyfriend, F.
Some are complaining about the fact that Inter's roster was almost entirely played by foreigners. So how can this be a victory for Italy? The team trains in Milan, yet its name is short for "International".