As the dust settles on Diego Milito's final heroics for 2010 UEFA Champions League winners FC Internazionale Milano, UEFA.com looks back on a season of change in the competition.
A season of change for the UEFA Champions League culminated with a familiar face lifting the trophy as Jos� Mourinho led FC Internazionale Milano to a 2-0 victory against FC Bayern M�nchen at the Santiago Bernab�u in Madrid.
At the conclusion of his 700th match for Inter, Javier Zanetti lifted the trophy the Nerazzurri craved the most to end their 45-year wait for the European game's greatest prize and add the continental crown to the Italian league and cup double they had already secured. Diego Milito scored in each half to capture Inter's third European Champion Clubs' Cup and the second for Mourinho who, following his 2004 triumph with FC Porto, became just the third coach after Ottmar Hitzfeld and Ernst Happel to win the title with two clubs.
That the showpiece was contested by two domestic champions provided a fitting finale to a season when the qualifying format was altered to ensure greater representation of national title-holders in the competition. With a separate qualifying path and additional places in the group stage awarded to league winners, the 2009/10 edition had a fresh feel to it with 18 involved overall in the 32-team group stage, the most for a decade, and eight sides getting there for the first time.
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