FA Cup Final Recap: Manchester City vs Manchester United 1:2 (Sport1)
Kevin De Bruyne is the second player to be replaced due to injury in two Champions League finals (2021 against Chelsea and 2023). He was preceded by Dani Carbajal of Real Madrid (2016 and 2018).
* The current final broke a record even before it opened: the 22 players in Manchester City's line-up come from 15 different nationalities - more than any previous Champions League final.
* This is Pep Guardiola's fourth Champions League final (with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011 and with Manchester City in 2021 and this time). Only Carlo Ancelotti has coached more than him in the final - five times.
* Simona Inzaghi is the sixth Italian coach to reach the final, after Ancelotti, Fabio Capello, Marcello Lippi, Roberto Di Matteo and Massimiliano Allegri. In doing so, Italy equaled Germany, which has also had six coaches to date.
Will he win the title after 12 years? Pep Guardiola (Photo: Reuters)
Ilkay Gundogan, who lost finals with both Dortmund and City two years ago, is the first German to captain a non-German team in a Champions League final.
Manuel Akanji is the third Swiss player to appear in a Champions League final, after Stefan Shapizat (Dortmund, 1997) and Stefan Lichtsteiner (Juventus, 2015).
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