Manchester City won the European Champions League title for the first time in its history, after defeating Inter Milan, Italy, with a goal without a response, in the confrontation that took place this evening, Saturday, at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium.
Manchester City and its Spanish coach, Pep Guardiola, owe this precious title to its star and compatriot Rodri, who scored the only goal of the match in the 67th minute.
The events of the Manchester City and Inter Milan match
The Manchester City match against Inter Milan started with great enthusiasm from City to score the first goals of the match, but they found great strength on the part of the Nerazzurri.
The fifth minute witnessed a wonderful shot from Bernardo Silva, but it came near the post, and the high pressure from Manchester City on Inter continued in the first minutes of the match.
After the first 10 minutes, the control of Inter Milan began in the confrontation.
The 28th minute of the first half saw Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana block a very dangerous ball from Norwegian Erling Haaland.
Injury to Kevin De Bruyne
The 35th minute, Kevin De Bruyne left the stadium with an injury, and Phil Foden replaced him, in a big surprise and a turning point in the match.
The first half of the match ended in a goalless draw.
In the second half, Argentine Lautaro Martinez had a dangerous opportunity after a fatal defensive mistake from City defender Akanji, but he missed it after Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson saved the ball.
Lautaro Martinez fails to take advantage of his solitude with Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson and denies Inter the goal of progress#Champions League | #UEFA_Champions_League Final | #ManchesterCityInter #UCLfinal | #beINFİNAL | #MCIINT pic.twitter.com/aoJOrN3tcD
– beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) June 10, 2023
In the 67th minute, Rodri succeeded in punishing Lautaro, and scored Manchester City’s first goal against Inter Milan.
🚨 Manchester City’s first goal on Inter 🔥pic.twitter.com/jHGrf3b30i
– King£ (@xKGx__) June 10, 2023
Inter Milan was close to equalizing, through Romelu Lukaku and Dimarco, but goalkeeper Ederson was on time.