Manchester City play big, very big even tonight against Inter. Beaten by Chelsea in the final two years ago in Porto for their first Champions League final, the Cityzens do not want to relive a new disillusionment. But this year, Pep Guardiola's team is even stronger and looks unsinkable at the end of the season. After winning the Premier League for the third time in four years and the FA Cup against Manchester United on Saturday, June 3, the Blues are one win away from winning their first Champions League and achieving a historic treble.
The Man City Journey
The Cityzens arrive in the final unbeaten in this Champions League season. They came out first in their group ahead of Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and Copenhagen. In the knockout stages, Pep Guardiola's players strangled RB Leipzig 8-1 on aggregate, before eliminating Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals once again by a wide margin, 4-1 on aggregate. In the semi-finals, the Skyblues took their revenge on Real Madrid by inflicting a crushing defeat in the return match (4-0). Here they are in the final and full of confidence.
Inter Milan's career
Inter were in the "group of death" with Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona and Viktoria Plzen. Arrived at the second place of the group, the Interistes then eliminated FC Porto in the knockout stages. In the quarter-finals the Nerazzurri got rid of Benfica Lisbon and in the semi-finals their great rival of always, AC Milan. Inter were less impressive in their run than their opponents of the evening but arrived solidly in the final and are counting on their European experience to glean a fourth Champions League, 13 years after their last coronation.