Lothar Matthäus at 60: remembering his 10 best goals for Inter

Lothar Matthäus at 60: remembering his 10 best goals for Inter

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Lothar Matthäus won Serie A, the Ballon d’Or and the World Cup while at Inter. Here are some of his great goals for the club

By Richard Hall for The Gentleman Ultra

Perhaps Diego Maradona gave Lothar Matthäus the biggest compliment when he described him as the “best rival I had in my whole career”. Both players won Serie A titles when the league was at its peak around Italia 90, but they were very different. Maradona was a flawed genius who seemed to be playing in the heavens, while Matthäus was perhaps the most complete midfielder there has ever been. He led by example, was professional, powerful, incredibly motivated and self-confident. He had an incredible engine; his range of passing was phenomenal; and he had a blistering shot. As a natural leader, he improved the players around him.

Between 1988 and 1992, Matthäus scored 53 goals in 153 appearances for Inter. He won Serie A, the Supercoppa Italiana and the Uefa Cup for the club, while also picking up the Ballon d’Or in 1990 and the World Cup in Italy the same year. To celebrate his 60th birthday on Sunday, here are 10 of his best goals for Inter.

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