In a historic win for Manchester City, the team secured their first-ever Champions League title and treble after a 1-0 victory over Inter Milan. Midfielder Rodri made the winning goal from 15 yards out in the 68th minute of the game. The match was held at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. This win marks an unforgettable season for Pep Guardiola’s side.
City Dominates English Game Under Sheikh Mansour’s Stewardship
Manchester City was purchased by the Abu Dhabi United Group, owned by Sheikh Mansour, in 2008. It was only the second game he attended since his investment vehicle bought the club. The team has since risen to become the dominant force in the English game under Mansour’s stewardship, winning seven Premier League titles in the past 12 years and five of the last six. Manchester City outpaced closest rivals Arsenal to comfortably win last season’s Premier League and beat fierce rivals Manchester United in the FA Cup final just last week.
City Makes History as the First English Premier League Club to Win Treble
Manchester City’s recent win marks the first time an English Premier League club has won a treble of all three major trophies in one season since Manchester United. City’s treble brought back memories for Mario Balotelli, who accomplished the same feat with Internazionale in 2010. The victory is a significant achievement for Manchester City and a testament to the team’s hard work and dedication.
The game started slowly, and City suffered a serious blow ten minutes before halftime when Kevin De Bruyne was forced off with a hamstring injury. The Belgian had attempted to run off the problem but was forced to admit defeat and was replaced by Phil Foden. Despite the setback, City continued to play well, and the fire at a nearby factory that caused black smoke to billow over the stadium before kick-off didn’t affect the game.
Reflecting on his contribution to the win, Rodri admitted to not playing well in the first half, saying, “I wasn’t good in the first half – I was playing s***, to be honest, and then we talk about mentality, I just said to myself, ‘You have to calm the situation.’ At the end, I scored a goal. Unbelievable.”
Manchester City’s win over Inter Milan is a historic achievement for the team, marking their first-ever Champions League and treble win. The victory is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the team, who have become a dominant force in the English game under Sheikh Mansour’s stewardship. This win will be remembered for years to come and is a significant milestone in Manchester City’s history.