Soccer-Inter's Mourinho opts for Pandev in three-man attack

Sat, 22 May 18:50:00 2010

Goran Pandev was named as part of a three-man attack in Inter Milan's lineup for Saturday's Champions League final against Bayern Munich.

The Macedonian won the battle with Mario Balotelli to start at Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium and will probably operate on the left with Diego Milito through the middle and Samuel Eto'o on the right.

Inter coach Jose Mourinho opted for Javier Zanetti and Esteban Cambiasso as his two holding midfielders with Cristian Chivu, who may wear a protective cap because of a head injury, coming in at left back.

Bayern's team was as expected with Hamit Altintop replacing the suspended Franck Ribery in midfield and Ivica Olic and Thomas Mueller playing upfront.

Holger Badstuber was named left back.

Bayern Munich: 22-Hans-Joerg Butt; 21-Philipp Lahm, 5-Daniel van Buyten, 6-Martin Demichelis, 28-Holger Badstuber; 10-Arjen Robben, 17-Mark van Bommel, 31-Bastian Schweinsteiger, 8-Hamit Altintop; 11-Ivica Olic, 25-Thomas Mueller.

Inter Milan: 12-Julio Cesar; 13-Maicon, 25-Walter Samuel, 6-Lucio, 26-Cristian Chivu; 4-Javier Zanetti, 19-Esteban Cambiasso, 10-Wesley Sneijder; 9-Samuel Eto'o, 22-Diego Milito, 27-Goran Pandev

Referee: Howard Webb (England)

(Reporting by Mark Meadows; Editing by Justin Palmer; To query or comment on this story email


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