Published On: Thu, Mar 9th, 2017

10 things you didn’t know about Inter

There will be a load of cakes with blue and black candles today as Inter celebrate their birthday. The Nerazzurri were founded on March 9, 1908 and are loved across the planet.

Former legends include Giuseppe Meazza, Luis Suarez, Mario Corso, Sandro Mazzola, Giacinto Facchetti and more recently Nicola Berti, Lothar Matthaus, Ronaldo, Christian Vieri, Javier Zanetti and Diego Milito.

Here are ten fascinating facts you may not have known about the birthday boys.

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Home and Away

The Nerazzurri missed out on the 2003 Champions League final via the most unfortunate away goal of all time.

Hector Cuper’s men faced city rivals AC Milan in last four, and the first game, (designated as the Rossoneri’s home tie) finished 0-0.

Andriy Shevchenko’s predatory strike in the 1-1 draw in second leg, might have been on his own ground, but was in administrative terms an away goal. The black and blue half of the city were heartbroken.

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