Saturday August 6 2011
Berlusconi: 'Victory worth double'

Milan director Barbara Berlusconi admits it was particularly satisfying “to win this trophy by beating Inter. It's a victory that's worth double.”

The Rossoneri secured the Italian Super Cup with a 2-1 victory in Beijing, meaning with six editions they are the most successful club in this tournament's history.

“I compliment the team, Coach Massimiliano Allegri and Vice-President Adriano Galliani, who got our first objective of the season,” said Berlusconi.

She has only recently joined the Board of Directors, but is the daughter of President Silvio Berlusconi and is dating Milan striker Alexandre Pato.

“I'm glad 2011 continues to bring us success and this is a day of celebration for the Milanisti, because we're adding another piece of silverware to the CV and it's particularly satisfying to win this trophy by beating Inter.

“This means it's a victory that is worth double to the supporters.”

Wesley Sneijder's goal had put Inter in front before Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Kevin-Prince Boateng turned it around. Pato had a hand in the second goal, as his shot came off the post for the Boateng tap-in.

“We started a little too tense, then the real Milan emerged in the second half,” continued Berlusconi.

“Aside from the result, this Italian Super Cup was a positive advert for Italian football, which can still capture the interest of millions of fans on an international level.

“Our football is a quality product and that's inevitable for a nation that has won the Champions League twice in the last five years.”

The last time Milan won the Italian Super Cup was in 2004, when Andriy Shevchenko's hat-trick saw off Lazio 3-0.

Their other victories were in 1989, 1992, 1993 and 1994.