Manchester City were crowned European champions after beating Inter Milan in the Champions League finals yesterday.
This is the first Champions League trophy for the Citizens after missing the trophy a couple of times in their previous outings. The last time that City were closer to winning the trophy was in 2021 when they were eliminated by their fellow Englishmen Chelsea, then under the tutelage of Thomas Tuchel.
Manchester City have had a very illustrious outings in the last couple of seasons – and this time round, they’ve just won the treble, a feat that only Sir Alex Ferguson had achieved in England after winning FA cup, Premier League trophy and champions League with Manchester United back in 1999.
Pep Guardiola now becomes the first coach to have replicated Ferguson’s achievement that had stood for more than two decades.
The only goal that separated the two teams was scored in the sixty-eighth minute by Rogrigo, when he curled a neat shot past three Inter Milan defenders to beat Onana, the Milan’s custodian.
Overally, both teams defended well, with Italians coming closer to pull a shocking equaliser in the dying seconds of the game, before the final whistle.
City’s hopes of winning their first Champions League trophy had earlier been dealt a blow in the first half when their dependable playmaker, in Kevin De Bruyne, requested to be replaced after picking a knock. He would then be replaced by Phil Foden.