Manchester City vs. Inter Milan in the Champions League Final: When they play Inter Milan in the final at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Manchester City will try to win the Champions League for the first time and finish the Treble. The match will be played today at 10PM Cairo time.
Both the Premier League and the FA Cup have already been won by Pep Guardiola’s team.
Manchester City’s quest to win the Champions League
It is the second time in three years that City has made it to the final of the Champions League. In 2020-21, they lost to Chelsea. Who do you think will win in Manchester City vs. Inter Milan in the Champions League Final.
Manchester City vs. Inter Milan in the Champions League Final: Guardiola’s pursuit of European success with City
“We just need to find a way to win the first one,” Kevin de Bruyne, a player for City, told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“That would be great for the players, the clubs, and the fans if we could do that.”
City head into Saturday’s final in ideal form having lost just one of their past 26 games in all competitions and also going unbeaten in Europe this season, winning seven of 12 matches.
Guardiola is chasing European success for the first time since winning the competition in 2011 with Barcelona, with whom he also secured a treble two years earlier.
Inter Milan’s past success in the Champions League
On paper, his City side appear even more formidable than that of Barcelona in 2008-09 – Barca, who lost once en route to the final, scored 32 goals and conceded 13 that season while City, with one game still to play, have scored 31 goals so far and conceded just five.
Asked about his success, Guardiola said: “I had [Lionel] Messi in the past and [Erling] Haaland now. This is my success. I am not joking, this is the truth.”
Comparison between City and Barcelona’s treble-winning teams
Inter, under Jose Mourinho, knocked Guardiola’s Barcelona out in the semi-finals on the way to winning a treble of their own in 2010, but this will be the Italians’ first meeting with City.
“This is the finish. The Champions League is an incredible competition,” added Guardiola. “It’s absolutely a dream, yes.
“To achieve things you always have to have the correct proportion of obsession and desire. It’s a positive word, willingness to try to do it, of course.”
In 1998-99, Manchester United was the only English team to win the Premier League, the FA Cup, and the Champions League.