Triathlon at the crossroads of Istanbul!

Within the framework of the final match of the European Champions League, from 22:30 at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, the teams of Manchester City and Inter Milan faced each other. In the end, this match ended with the victory of City 1-0 and this team was able to achieve the championship position.

Citizens’ only goal was scored by Rodri in the 68th minute with a spectacular move by Akanji and Bernardo Silva.

Inter had 3 chances to score in this match, the first of which was Dimarco’s header that first hit the goal post, and then Lukaku pulled his teammate’s shot off the line to create one of the bitter scenes for the Nerazzurri. Another chance was lost by Lautaro’s burning opportunity and not passing to Lukaku, and the last chance in the 89th minute of Lukaku’s shot went out with a spectacular save by Ederson, and another obvious scoring opportunity was lost for Inter.

The important point of the first half was Kevin de Bruyne’s injury in the 35th minute. A player who was also injured in the 2021 Champions League final between City and Chelsea in the 60th minute and left the game. In that match, after De Bruyne’s departure, City was completely ineffective and failed to score against Chelsea and settled for runner-up, but in this match, City scored goals with stars like Bernardo Silva and John Stones and experienced the championship.

In this match, as expected, Inter wanted to play defensively. They decided to counter attack by relying on a star like Lautaro. After City’s goal, Inter pushed forward and showed a very good performance, but the opportunities did not turn into goals.

In this match, we can mention the excellent performance of John Stones in the middle of the Manchester City field. A player who had a very good performance after De Bruyne’s injury, especially in the second half, and was able to disrupt Inter’s middle order.

Manchester City won the European Champions League for the first time in history and was able to win this honor with Guardiola and his stars.

Guardiola, who has not been able to win the European championship since 2011 with a team other than Barcelona and with a star other than Messi, reached the championship position after 12 years to win his third trophy.

Inter Milan, which has 3 championships in its career, was runner-up for the fourth time, so that Inzaghi could win the only Coppa Italia with the Nerazzurri.

In this match, former football stars came together, including the players of Inter in 2010, Seedorf, Kaka, etc.

The last time Istanbul hosted the Champions League final was back in 2005 and the dramatic winner against Milan.


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