Internazionale or Inter Milan as they are fondly called was founded in 1908 in the Italian city of Milan. Since then, the club has achieved multiple honors and awards and themselves as one of the top names in Italian and European football. However, they have also had their shocks and we take a look at 10 such game Inter Milan fans would like to get by.
10. Inter Milan 3 – 3 Tottenham Hotspurs, 2010-11 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st Leg
Spurs announced their arrival back on the European scene by eliminating giants Inter Milan in the Round of 16.
Inspired by a young Gareth Bale, Inter were whisked away by Spurs at the San Siro and then kept at bay at White Hart Lane a week later to complete a downfall of sorts. The tables had turned.
9. Olympique Marsaille 1 – 0 Inter Milan, 2011-12 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st Leg
With Claudio Ranieri at the helm, Inter Milan took on French side Marsaille in what was their last Champions League appearance before they would return 5 years later.
This was a significant match as Inter’s treble winners ageing side by put at sword by the fast and young French team and made a statement out of.
8. Inter Milan 1 – 5 Arsenal, 2003-04 UEFA Champions League
Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal ripped apart Inter on a crazy Champions League night at the San Siro. Inter conceded 5, 2 to Thierry Henry as their talented bunch went down 5-1 to the Gunners.
Inter simply failed to turn up as Arsenal’s pace and guile up front proved to be no match for the Italians.
7. Real Madrid 5 -1 Inter Milan, 1985-85 UEFA Cup Semifinal 2nd Leg
Its rare that you get to see such a lopsided Semifinal, especially when it features two of the best clubs in the World at that time.
Inter Milan were humbled 5-1 away at Santiago Bernabeu in the 2nd leg of the UEFA Cup semifinals, a loss they avenged years later at the San Siro.
6. Inter Milan 1 – 3 Bayern Munich, 1987-88 UEFA Cup
It was not fitting to say the least, to see two of Europe’s giants squaring off in the paltry UEFA Cup competition but what made it worse was that the Germans rolled over Inter with a 1-3 victory at San Siro.
It was humiliation to say the least, however one could blame Inter’s depleted squads thanks to injury and a crunch game against Juve in the weekend.
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5. Inter Milan 0 – 2 Hapoel Be’er Sheva, 2016-17 UEFA Europa League
One of the most humiliating defeats for the Nerazzurri in recent times came in the Europa League as Israeli side Hapoel made merry at San Siro to come away with a shock 2-0 victory.
The game showed just how low Inter’s standards had dropped, just six years from being treble winners to being blanked 2-0 in a home game in the Europa League group stage.
4. AC Milan 1 – 0 Inter Milan, 2004-05 UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals
One of the biggest Milan derbies ever, AC Milan knocked Inter out of the Champions League on a classical tense Champions League night at San Siro with the likes of Kaka, Pirlo and Materrazi shining on the occasion.
Milan won the game 1-0 thanks to a wonder strike from Shevchenko, but it was a case of so near yet so far for Inter as well.
3. Inter Milan 0 – 6 AC Milan, 2000-01 Serie A
At the turn of the century, Inter Milan were handed their biggest defeat in the Derby de Maddonia at San Siro as arch-rivals AC Milan dumped them to a shocking 6-0 defeat in front of their fans.
This scoreline had a ripple effect on Italian football, who clearly acknowledged Milan’s influence on Italian football.
2. Napoli 4 – 1 Inter Milan, 2018-19 Serie A
With Juve dominating the Serie A for the past 8-9 years, qualification for Champions League places has been the top priority for teams like Napoli, Milan, Roma and Inter.
Napoli squared off against Inter in Naples with top-four places in sight for both teams, effectively a play-off. Inter simply didn’t turn up, had poor distribution and lacked quality in the final third as Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli punished them to a 4-1 loss.
1. Inter Milan 1 – 2 Juventus, 1991-92 Coppa Italia Quarterfinal
The Derby d’ Italia is a special occasion with fans from both Milan and Turin supporting their respective outfits.
While this matchup has given the World some great games to remember, one that really stands out is the 1991-92 Quarterfinals which went to extra time after both teams were tied 1-1 inn regulation time. The rivalry has only spiced up from there on.