On the morning of June 11, Man City beat Inter 1-0 to win the first Champions League title in the club’s history.
n front of a higher-rated opponent, Inter chose to play defensively. After the opening whistle, Man City pushed up the line and soon had the opportunity to score in the 4th minute. Bernardo Silva dribbled the ball in the penalty area and then launched a cut to send the ball wide of the goal.
After a few minutes of dominant play, Man City suddenly reduced the tempo and gave Inter the opportunity to rise. The Serie A representative put pressure on the ball, but it has not been effective.
“Cityzens” lost the initiative and suffered heavy losses when Kevin De Bruyne, the most important midfielder in the Premier League champions’ play, was injured and had to leave the field from the 36th minute.
What Man City got in the first half was just two misses from close range by Haaland and Silva’s shot off goal.
In the second half, Man City still played quite slowly. Pep Guardiola’s army has many times made fans’ hearts flutter with errors at Manuel Akanji’s home field.
59 minutes, Lautaro Martinez had a good chance to open the scoring. However, he was unable to defeat Ederson in the face-to-face phase. Inter squandered the opportunity, then paid dearly with a goal in the 68th minute. After a phase down the border, Bernardo Silva returned to Rodri to hit a stretch shot from close to the 16.5 m line, leaving goalkeeper Onana standing buried. foot.
The goal forced Inter to rise up. In the 71st minute, the Serie A representative was denied a goal by the crossbar, after Di Marco’s header. In the situation of finishing, Inter’s left-back again sent the ball to Lukaku.
Inter need an equalizer but have difficulty deploying the ball. Serie A representatives can only find opportunities from long kicks or crosses. In the rare time there was space in the penalty area in the 89th minute, Lukaku once again disappointed with a header that went right into the position Ederson chose. The distance between “Big Rom” and the goal is less than 5 meters.
The final ended with a victory for Man City. Inter can only blame themselves when they have missed many opportunities. Serie A has a “second hat-trick” in the European Cup this season, when all three representatives of Italy (Inter, Roma, Fiorentina) have fallen. Meanwhile, Man City made history with the first Champions League title in his career, and also became the second English team, after Man United, to create a treble in a season. In the immediate future, Pep Guardiola and his students also have a European Super Cup match with Sevilla and tickets to the FIFA Club World Cup.