In a momentous final, Manchester City savored the taste of Champions League glory on Saturday.
A decisive second-half strike by Rodri secured a 1-0 victory over Inter Milan, solidifying their status as the favorites and completing an extraordinary treble for Pep Guardiola’s team.
According to a report, Midway through the second half at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Rodri expertly “fired in a shot from a Bernardo Silva assist, ultimately determining the outcome of a tense match.”
“City faced challenges, as they were disrupted from their usual rhythm and lost Kevin De Bruyne to injury,” the report says.
Erling Haaland, who had notched an impressive 52 goals this season, failed to find the net for the fifth consecutive game.
Nevertheless, City possessed enough prowess to outmaneuver their opponents, who were not initially expected to advance this far.
With the acquisition of their fifth Premier League title in six seasons and the addition of the FA Cup, City became the first English club to achieve such a treble since Manchester United in 1999.
Coincidentally, in the same month 24 years ago, City secured victory in the English third-tier play-off final against Gillingham, triumphing in a penalty shootout.
Now firmly established as the dominant force in English football, City has finally captured the grandest prize in European club football, avenging their loss to Chelsea in their inaugural final two years ago.
The owner, Sheikh Mansour, observed the momentous match, making a rare appearance at a City game.
His team’s ascent from underdogs to footballing superpower since his acquisition of the club in 2008 has been nothing short of remarkable.