PHOTO+VIDEO: Rodri for Manchester City's first title in the Champions League
Today in the final of The Champions League played at the "Ataturk" stadium in Istanbul, the team of Manchester City celebrated with 1: 0 against Inter. For Manchester City, this is the first title in the Champions League, and Inter remains at three.
In the first five minutes, the players of Inter started surprisingly strong, with quite strong pressure on the last line of Manchester City. The "Citizens" were not afraid, because already in the sixth minute, when Bernardo Silva entered the penalty area of the Milan "Nerrazuri", he shot from the right side, but it was almost inaccurate.
In the 26th minute, a clever attempt by Barella could have been fatal for City. He came to the ball and tried to send the ball into the empty net after Ederson had gone out. Just 120 seconds later, Haaland had a good chance, who came to the ball and shot from the first off-balance, but Onana reacted perfectly and saved Inter.
In the 36th minute, terrible news for Pep Guardiola after De Bruyne could not continue the match due to injury, so Foden entered the game in his place. There were no goals after the first half (0:0), and it was City who started offensively in the second half, dictating the pace, but Simone Inzaghi's team defended successfully.
It was very easy for Inter to take the lead in the 59th minute, after Bernardo Silva and Akanji did not get along well, instead of Lautaro Martinez passing the ball to Lukaku, the Argentine just shot from a "dead" corner.
As if by some unwritten rule, when the chances are not realized, the punishment arrives. That's what City did when they scored through Rodri. Akanji played well with Bernardo Silva, who played for Rodri who ran to the ball and placed it in the net of Onana (1:0).
Just two minutes later, Inter could have equalized, but Dimarco hit the crossbar. In the 77th minute, Foden was able to solve all the dilemmas surrounding the winner, he shot on the ground, but the goalkeeper of the Italian club reacted well.
Inter had another good opportunity to equalize, in the 88th minute, Lukaku attempted a header from five meters, but Ederson stopped the Belgian's shot with an incredible save. Lukaku also threatened in the 90th minute, this time on the ground from a very difficult position, but harmless for City.
Manchester City – Inter 1:0 (0:0)
MANCHESTER CITY: Ederson – Diaz, Ake, Akanji – Stones (Walker 82'), Rodry, Gundogan, De Bruyne (Foden 36') – Grealish, Bernardo Silva, Haaland.
INTER: Onana - Bastoni (Goossens 76'), Acherbi, Dimarco - Darmian (D'Ambrosio 84'), Dumfries (Belanova 76'), Barela, Calhanoglu (Mkhitaryan 84'), Brozovic - Martinez, Dzeko (Lukaku 57') .