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Inter blitz their way to 5-1 triumph over Valencia
Updated: 2004-10-21 10:12

Inter Milan continued their perfect start to their Champions League campaign as they blitzed their way to an unstoppable 5-1 win away to Valencia in a Group G match on Wednesday.

Inter Milan's Christian Vieri (R) and Valencia's Curro Torres head the ball during their Champions League Group G soccer match at Mestalla stadium October 20, 2004. [Reuters]

Quick-fire goals from midfielder Dejan Stankovic and striker Christian Vieri broke the deadlock in the space of just two minutes at the start of the second half in what had been a delicately balanced match at the Mestalla.

Valencia pulled one back when Pablo Aimar cracked home midway through the half, but there was no let up from the Serie A side who restored their two-goal lead three minutes later when substitute Andy van der Mayde scored with his first touch.

Brazilian striker Adriano capped a brilliant individual performance with a thundering close-range finish nine minutes from time and there was still time for his substitute Julio Cruz to complete the rout in injury time.

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