Friday, April 13, 2007

Answer to this weeks question: When was the last time an Italian team lost 7-1 in Europe?

OK, following Manchester United's 7-1 trouncing of AS Roma earlier this week, I was asked the question when was the last time an Italian team lost 7-1 in Europe? I had no idea what the answer was but the same bright spark who posed the question gave me the answer.

Here it is:

In 1971 under coach Gianni Invernizzi, Inter Milan reached the European Cup final. They had been fortunate though, because in an earlier round of the competition they'd lost 7-1 to Borussia Moenchengladbach, but the result was later annulled because it emerged that a German fan had chucked a beer can at the Inter player Roberto Boninsegna during the first game. Inter won the replay 4-2.
In the final Inter faced the all-conquering Ajax and they could not cope with Total Football.

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