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Guardiola, Alvarez Create Record As Man City Beat Inter To Land First-Ever UCL Title

Guardiola, Alvarez Create Record As Man City Beat Inter To Land First-Ever UCL Title

A Rodri second half strike earned Manchester City a 1-0 win against Inter Milan and sealed a first-ever Champions League title for the Premier League giants.

City are now the second English team after Manchester United in 1999, to win the treble.

Pep Guardiola is now the first manager in European football history to complete the treble twice after first achieving it in 2009 with Barcelona.

Argentina forward m Julián Álvarez is the first player in football history to win the treble and the World Cup in the same season.

Also, City have become the sixth English team to win the European Cup/UEFA Champions League, after Aston Villa, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Nottingham Forest – twice as many sides than any other nation.

After dominating most part of the game City deservedly took the lead in the 69th minute through Rodri.

A clever pass from Manuel Akanji found Bernardo Silva down the right and his deflected cross fell to Rodri in the box whose strike flew into the back of the net.

Inter went close in the few moments they ventured forward with Lautaro Martinez, Federico Dimarco and Romelu Lukaku missing big chances.

Martinez had Inter’s first big chance on 59 minutes after running on to a poor back pass by a City player but could not beat Ederson from a tight angle.

In the 70th minute Dimarco lobbed the ball over Ederson with a header unfortunately it came off the cross bar.

With just one minute left Ederson made a brilliant save to deny a Lukaku header from close range.

Just like in the Champions League final of 2021 against Chelsea, Kevin De Bruyne got injured in the first half and was replaced by Phil Foden.


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  • pompei 11 months ago

    Pep won it all at Barcelona and moved to Man City. He’s been successful at City, with the Champions League being the elusive trophy, UNTIL TODAY. Now we can say Pep has won everything at City as well.
    Given his past behaviour, with nothing new left to achieve at Man City, it is likely that Pep will soon be moving on to a new challenge. Perhaps as Nigeria’s next coach? HAHAHAHA!
    By the time they owe him 6 months salary ehn! That his bald head will grow hair as thick as the rain forest.

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