Rodrigo the hero as Man City beat Inter  to win first Champions League title 

Posted by Timige, On 10 Jun, 2023 | Updated On 13 Jun, 2023 No Comments »


Manchester City won the Champions League title for the first time by beating Inter Milan 1-0 in Istanbul’s Ataturk Olimpiyat Stadium on Saturday.

Rodri struck in the 68th minute to see the Premier League champions and FA Cup winners complete a treble of trophies this season.

“Today we made history,” City captain Ilkay Gundogan said. “We knew everyone was talking about the treble. The pressure was there but this team is built to handle the pressure in the best possible way.”

While it is the first time City has won European soccer’s biggest club competition, it is a third Champions League crown for Pep Guardiola as a coach.

He had tears in his eyes as he celebrated on the field with his players after ending his long wait for the title he last won with Barcelona in 2011.

It was his 30th major piece of silverware as a coach and the second time he has won a treble, emulating his feat with Barcelona in 2009. City became just the second English club to complete a sweep of the two biggest domestic trophies and the Champions League, after Manchester United did it in 1999.

City triumphed despite losing inspirational midfielder Kevin De Bruyne to an injury in the first half and star striker Erling Haaland having an unusually quiet evening, finally achieving its ambition of reaching the summit of European soccer — 15 years after Abu Dhabi’s ruling family transformed it into one of the richest teams in the world.

Source: 234 Sports Ng

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