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Inter Milan Legend Adriano Was Back At The San Siro And Was Humbled By Thunderous Ovation

Josh Lawless

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Inter Milan Legend Adriano Was Back At The San Siro And Was Humbled By Thunderous Ovation

Inter Milan legend Adriano nearly teared up after being met with an incredible ovation at the San Siro on Tuesday night.

The Brazilian was Inter's special guest for the Coppa Italia semi-final second leg against rivals AC Milan and Adriano watched on as Inter ran out 3-0 winners to progress to the final.

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Lautaro Martinez, wearing the No.10 Adriano wore with distinction at Inter, scored a brace before Robin Gosens wrapped up the win.

Adriano was in attendance for a huge Derby della Madonnina clash and received with quite the reception from the adoring Inter supporters.

When he appeared on the big screen as he stood in a box, fans went crazy for 'The Emperor', who blew kisses, waved and had his hand on his heart as he smiled.

The cameras also panned to him when Inter scored their third and Adriano looked like he was having the time of his life.

With his sledgehammer of a left foot, Adriano scored 74 goals and registered 27 assists in 177 appearances for Inter, winning four Serie A titles.

His contract with the club was rescinded in 2009 yet Adriano is still fondly remembered by the Nerazzurri faithful and he remains grateful for their support.

Image: PA
Image: PA

"But what I still carry with me today, the thing that still gives me goosebumps is that chant,” he said in the Inter matchday programme, via FCInterNews.

”What confusion, maybe because we support, a player who throws bombs.

"The Inter fans have always made me feel special."

Seeing Adriano in such great spirits is wonderful feeling - especially with the alcohol troubles and depression he experienced following the death of his father.

Fans were worried for him after seeing him drinking beer while on the back of a motorcycle last month.

There was talk in recent years that Adriano was linked to a gang in Rio and he was arrested on drug trafficking charges before later being cleared.

Last year, it was reported that the former Flamengo and Roma man sold his £1.2 million mansion and moved his family into the presidential suite at Grand Hyatt in Barra do Tijuca, an upmarket area in Rio de Janeiro.

Image: PA
Image: PA

He left the majority of his belongings in his house but made sure to bring all of his trophies, medals and other important personal items with him to the hotel.

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Topics: Adriano, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Italy

Josh Lawless
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