Man City is only 90 minutes away from the historic treble in Istanbul…
Manchester City needed just 14 seconds to concede Manchester United in the FA Cup final. Ilkay Gundogan’s opening goal was the fastest in tournament history.
After that, Man United suddenly rose up and got an equalizer on the 11m mark by Bruno Fernandes. However, at the right time The Citizens fell into a difficult position, Gundogan continued to speak with a dangerous volley, thereby helping Man City to the championship.
Man City is now just one away from the historic treble with a Champions League final against Inter Milan. Meanwhile, Man United have failed in the task of defending the milestone that only they have ever done in England. Now the “Red Devils” can only rely on Inter Milan.
After the defeat of Man United, Inter understands how difficult it is to beat Man City in Istanbul next week. There is even a feeling that after many bitter defeats, Man City is converging enough elements to stand on the top of Europe this season.
“Now we can talk about the treble. Of course we still have to win the Champions League, but we performed very well against Man United. We are in a position that probably never will. See you again,” Pep Guardiola said after the game.
There are many reasons to explain the feeling that Man City will end the season with a treble. On the bench is the talented Pep Guardiola and an Erling Haaland always ready to finish any opponent. And when the Norwegian striker is silent, Gundogan or Kevin de Bruyne will shine. The indisputable fact is that Man City is becoming perfect and knows how to beat every opponent.
Look at how Real Madrid once lost 0-4 at the Etihad. The Citizens attacked heavily and made the 14-time Champions League team suddenly become strangely weak.
Man United in the last FA Cup final tried a different approach, when Fred followed closely De Bruyne in the hope of extinguishing Man City’s creative source. However, that inadvertently helped Gundogan and Rodri have more space and move more comfortably.
In fact, there were times when Man United overwhelmed Man City with the mobility of Bruno Fernandes when trying to stretch the opponent’s squad. However, Man United could not concretize the opportunity into a goal and was immediately countered by Man City.
Garnacho, who came on as a substitute in the second half, also had moments that made it difficult for Man City’s defense but was inaccurate in the final decision.
The Etihad Stadium team lost only 1 of the past 27 matches, losing 0-1 to Brentford on the closing day of the Premier League when they had firmly grasped the championship.
Man City not only won but also defeated the opponents convincingly. Arsenal, Liverpool and Real Madrid have all conceded 4 goals against Man City in recent times.
Man United lost to Man City in a match played on par with the opponent. And that makes Inter even more worried when even when not playing at their best, Man City still knows how to finish the game.
History is calling Man City and they are only 90 minutes away from the treble in Istanbul…