Inter Milan's 2010 Champions League winners - Where are they now?

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Inter Milan face Tottenham Hotspur tonight, but what happened to their successful Champions League winners of 2010?

There have been a lot of changes at Inter Milan since their Champions League win almost three years ago, with Rafa Benitez and Claudio Ranieri among the managers to try and replace Jose Mourinho and fail.

Andrea Stramaccioni is the current boss, and he will lead them into battle in the Europa League against Tottenham tonight.

We have taken a look to see where the players who starred in the 2-0 final win over Bayern Munich are today...

Julio Cesar: Inter's safe pair of hands in goal saw him rated as one of the best in the world, but after losing his place at the end of last season he shocked football by moving to QPR in August. With the club battling relegation, the impressive goalkeeper could well be on the move again this summer.

Javier Zanetti: Zanetti is one of the few players still part of Inter's side, and at the age of 39 will captain the club tonight tasked with the tricky job of containing Gareth Bale. A truly remarkable player.

Lucio: Lucio remained at Inter until the summer when he left for Juventus on a free transfer. Injury meant it didn't work out and he was released from his contract in January, and promptly signed a two-year contract in Brazil with Sao Paolo.

Walter Samuel: The centre-back nicknamed 'The Wall' restored his reputation from a tough spell at Real Madrid by winning the Champions League in 2010 and still remains there. He is unavailable for tonight's match with an Achilles injury which has not seen him feature since January.

Maicon: Maicon had a 'world class' reputation in 2010, until the right-back was torn apart months later by Gareth Bale in the Champions League. He never recovered and moved to Manchester City in August, but has not had a great impact.

Cristian Chivu: Another veteran who remains at Inter, Chivu is 32 and has suffered badly with injuries this season, making just seven Serie A appearances. He is fit for tonight and expected to feature.

Wesley Sneijder: Inter's Golden Boy of their 2010 squad, Sneijder enhanced his reputation with a superb World Cup a month later. He later suffered with injuries and loss of form, and almost joined Manchester United a year later, before leaving for Turkey with Galatasaray last month, having been at one point tipped to join Spurs.

Esteban Cambiasso: Classy midfield general Cambiasso remains very much a part of Inter's set-up and says he wants to extend his contract at the club. He has been playing at centre-back at times due to injuries and could be asked to fulfil that role against Spurs.

Samuel Eto'o: Eto'o won his second successive Champions League in 2010 after his medal with Barcelona a year before, but didn't hang around long at Inter afterwards. He signed for Russian club Anzhi Machachkala for huge wages and has remained there ever since, living like a king.

Diego Milito: Strikers have come and gone in recent seasons at Inter, but the two-goal final hero of 2010 remains a constant. He had bagged nine goals in 20 Serie A games this season until suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury last month which rules him out of tonight's game and till around August time.

Goran Pandev: All-time Macedonia top scorer Pandev had only been at Inter five months when he won the Champions League, and stayed there until last summer. A year later he was loaned to Napoli, and signed a permanent deal with the club last summer.

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