Manchester city lifted the champions league trophy on saturday after beating inter milan 1-0 in the final in istanbul, it was city’s first win in the competition and also completed the club’s treble of premier league and FA cup wins this season.
It was a close match with neither side creating many clear opportunities. City, however took the lead in the 68th minute when Rodri headed in kevin de bruyne’s cross, Inter looked for an equalizer but City claimed victory.
City’s victory was the victory of manager pep guardiola, who had never won the champions league, the spaniard has now won every major trophy in club football and is widely considered to be one of the greatest managers of all time.
The victory was also an important moment for city’s owner, Abu Dhabi united group, The group has invested heavily in the club since its takeover in 2008, and it has finally paid off.
City’s win is a major statement of intent by the club, they are now one of the most successful clubs in europe and will again fight for the champions league title next season.
Here is the reaction of players and coaches after the match:
1. Pep Guardiola: It’s the best moment of my career, I’m very happy for the club the players the staff and the fans, we worked really hard for this.”
2. Kevin De Bruyne: It feels amazing, we have worked really hard throughout the season and it is great to finally win the champions league.
3. Rhodri: It’s a dream come true, I’m just delighted to be helping the team win this trophy.
4. Inter Milan manager Simone Inzaghi: we lost to a better team that day, city deserved the win.
Manchester City’s victory is a historic moment for the club and one that will be remembered for years to come.