Pep Guardiola’s Skyblues have finally won the Champions League! Long shaken, Manchester City finally got the better of Inter Milan (1-0) in Saturday’s final. In the process, they completed a hat-trick of victories.
Rodrigo, one of the worst performers on the pitch, became Manchester City’s hero with his decisive goal in the 68th minute (1-0). The Champions League finally smiled on the Sheikhs, who have not been stingy with their spending since Guardiola joined City in 2016. But it has been laborious. For 7 years, but especially on Saturday night. For yes, City were hot, and yes, Inter have regrets. Romelu Lukaku and Inter won’t sleep a wink. How could the Belgian striker miss the chance to take the game into extra time in the 89th minute? With his head, 6 meters from Ederson, he flicked the ball on to the Brazilian keeper, who did what he could to keep it out with his hand and knee.
The Citizens were not at their best in the game, struggling to recite their soccer in the face of Italian aggression. Inter move City! In a superb atmosphere in Istanbul, the Citizens immediately had a chance when Silva’s shot skimmed the top corner of Onana’s net. Despite City’s control of the ball, Inter competed in the game with their aggressive duels. Physically shaken, the Skyblues were inoffensive and struggled to create movement in the face of an impressively solid Milanese block. Clearly annoyed by his team’s performance, Guardiola was busy looking for solutions in his technical area.