The Thrilling Encounter: Manchester City vs Inter Milan

2023 Uefa Champions League Final

 

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Manchester City won the Champions League final against Inter Milan in Istanbul. The match was a tight affair, with City winning 1-0 thanks to Rodri’s 68th-minute strike. Here is a summary of the important points:

*Machester City won the Champions League final against Inter Milan in Istanbul, Turkey. This victory was achieved on a second attempt of appearing at the finals. They lost the last finals they appeared in to Chelsea.

  • The match was a tight affair, with City winning 1-0 thanks to Rodri’s 68th-minute strike. The first half ended in a draw.
  • Guardiola’s side became only the second English club to achieve the feat after Manchester United’s triple trophy haul in 1999. The United side had the likes of Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Andy Cole etc with Sir Alex Ferguson as their Coach.
  • This was Guardiola’s third Champions League win as a manager, having previously won two with Barcelona. The Barca team had the great Messi, Sergio Busquet, Pique, Andre Iniesta, Xavi etc.
  • City had to cope with the loss of Kevin de Bruyne to injury in the first half. The Belgian is one of City's best midfielders as well as a game changer.
  • Federico Dimarco’s header bounced off the bar and Ederson made a stunning late save to deny Romelu Lukaku. The on-loan Chelsea striker was just unlucky on the night.
  • Guardiola and his players can now take their place in history. They really deserve it.
  • The victory seals Guardiola’s status as one of the managerial greats. He will join the likes of Jose Mourinho who has won it with two different clubs, in the history book.