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Champions League: Manuel Akanji, the new strong man of Manchester City


Highlights: Manuel Akanji signed for Manchester City in the last hours of the transfer window. The Swiss defender scored the goal of the break against Real Madrid. The 27-year-old almost joined Inter Milan in the summer. Pep Guardiola's side face Simone Inzaghi's Inter Milan on Saturday (21pm, TF1 and Canal +) The Champions League final will be held at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul. Click here to follow the Champions League semi-final, final and final LIVE.

Arrived to everyone's surprise at the very end of the transfer window last summer, the Swiss immediately imposed himself at the Citizens.

He is the one who scored the goal of the break against the great Real Madrid, the famous third goal in this semi-final return of the Champions League. On the pitch of the Etihad Stadium, Manuel Akanji is at the conclusion of Kevin de Bruyne's free kick and extinguishes Madrid's last hopes (76th). 3-0 a quarter of an hour from the end of the match, then 4-0 final score. Pep Guardiola's men have an appointment this Saturday (21pm, TF1 and Canal +) at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul to lift this trophy that eludes them so much. Last obstacle before the grail: Simone Inzaghi's Inter Milan, a club that Manuel Akanji almost joined last summer. The 27-year-old defender finally committed to the SkyBlues, in the very last hours of the transfer window. Surprise poker move at the champion of England.

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Source: lefigaro

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