UCL FINAL: Man City Are European Champions!

Fresh off a domestic double, Pep Guardiola's side matched Alex Ferguson's Manchester United 1999 record of winning the treble. 

Manchester City’s Spanish midfielder #16 Rodri (C) celebrates scoring his team’s first goal during the UEFA Champions League final football match between Inter Milan and Manchester City at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, on June 10, 2023. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)


Manchester City take on Inter Milan in the Champions League final in Istanbul on Saturday. 

Fresh off a domestic double, Pep Guardiola’s side are aiming to match Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United 1999 record of winning the treble.

Guardiola, chasing the third Champions League crown of his coaching career, has built a side that is playing arguably the finest football of any team since his great Barcelona of a decade ago.

Inter Milan, one of Europe’s grand old names, should not be able to compete with City when you look at their finances.

The Nerazzurri have enormous debts and their income for last year was under half that of Manchester City.

However, they emerged from their group ahead of Barcelona before beating Porto, their first victory in a Champions League knockout tie since 2011. They then saw off Benfica and AC Milan to reach the final. They have won 11 of their last 12 games and recently retained the Coppa Italia.

This was the live page for the Manchester City, Inter Milan game!

FT: Man City win the Champions League! They have completed a treble of the FA Cup, the Premier League, and the Champions League! What a team! What a record!

Pep Guardiola’s men do it in their second attempt! Congratulations to the European Kings!

Thanks for staying with us!

90′ Five minutes added on!

85′ Five more minutes left of normal time to play!

80′ In ten minutes, City would have won a historic treble if the scoreline stays like this!

78′ Phil Foden almost seals it for Guardiola’s men but he shoots straight at  Andre Onana.

70′ Inter Milan hits woodwork as Man City escapes! Game on!

68‘ Rodri gives City the lead with a perfect finish!

62′ Man City, again trying to find the breakthrough but can’t find their flow.

57′ Edin Dzeko is down, can’t continue, and is replaced by Romelu Lukaku!

51′ No goal yet between the sides!

46′ The second half of the game has started!

45+2′ The first half ends with no team finding the back of the net!

36′ De Bryne is forced off the game after an injury. Phil Foden replaces him!

18′ Man City struggle to grow into the game after 18 minutes played.

0′ The game is underway! City begin a quest for treble. Can they do it? Only time will tell.

07:52: Nigerian singer Burna Boy performs on stage before the start of the UEFA Champions League final football match between Inter Milan and Manchester City at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, on June 10, 2023.

07:10 pm: Champions League Trophy on parade

06:53 pm: Inter, Man City release starting lineup

Starting line-ups for the Champions League final between Manchester City and Inter Milan at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul on Saturday (kick-off 1900 GMT)

Manchester City (3-2-4-1)

Ederson; Manuel Akanji, Ruben Dias, Nathan Ake; Rodri, John Stones; Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan (capt), Jack Grealish; Erling Haaland

Coach: Pep Guardiola (ESP)

Inter Milan (3-5-2)

Andre Onana; Matteo Darmian, Francesco Acerbi, Alessandro Bastoni; Denzel Dumfries, Nicolo Barella, Hakan Calhanoglu, Marcelo Brozovic (capt), Federico Dimarco; Edin Dzeko, Lautaro Martinez

Coach: Simone Inzaghi (ITA)

Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)

04: 26 pm Forza Inter! Of course, the Italian side have their fans on the ground!

The Inter fan zone is already open for the Champions League showdown.

04:23 pm: Manchester City fans are already in Istanbul and rearing to go!

They are painting the Turkish City blue!