PEP GUARDIOLA WINS AGAIN A CHAMPIONS
Triplet 'citizen'! Manchester City beats Inter (1-0) and wins its first Champions League
Suffering and resisting until the end, Manchester City was crowned in the UEFA Champions League final against an Inter Milan who gave 'war' in ninety minutes. With the 'Orejona', Pep Guardiola's men achieve the triplet of titles in 2022-2023
There are few more special nights, impredecibles and in which the history does not cost 'swim' as in the final of the UEFA Champions League. Istanbul gathered to the two 'big' that, after a flawless season in Europe, looked for the last crown: the 'Orejona'. A special appointment in which the libretos remained in this: a paper that finished creased in a party with a lot of surprises, tactical novelties and with a gone and constant turn that finish with the first conquest of the Manchester City in Europe.
It was a party 'odd', stranger and unforeseen of the English. They arrived with an overwhelming superiority on the paper, but did not have that the Inter of Milan went to pose a so serious party that complicated, in several stretches of the party, the plan of the City. A goal of Rodrigo, dressed of hero, went the attendant of desatascar the clash in one of the few defensive errors committed by the rival. It was a film of suspense, with included drama, that left clear that in the League of Champions anything, literally, can happen.
The true is that in Turkey have had a lot of mini histories in ninety minutes of party, especially because the Inter shattered in the first 45 minutes the plan of Pep Guardiola. They forced him to replantearse all the final, with Simone Inzaghi that assumed the impossible challenge: minimise the virtues of the picture 'citizen' and cause errors in his exit. This yes, with the 'disadvantage' and fault of magic in the last metres, went the English those that had the clearest occasions.
Gone and turns in Istanbul
The Inter surprised favorablemente with his courage, pressure in front of the exit of the balloon of the City and forcing to the rival to that it played by the bands and avoid to that his extremes received with advantage. It was the most important novelty of the Italian technician, although the ones of Guardiola were those who could advance with more ease; first with a shot of Bernardo Silva to the long stick that left was and afterwards with Haaland, that received a pass filtered, undid of Bastoni and shot to the arch, but Onana diverted 'in extremis' the launching.
In the resumption, the plan of party did not change too much. The Inter continued presionando to the City, but without clear occasions in both areas: A party with a lot of rhythm, but in which the goals were resisting more than the account, because they did not find 'give him' the turn to the approach. Neither Pep so that his team had a faster circulation of the balloon and that Haaland, for example, was more connected in the game, neither for Simone Inzaghi, because to his team cost him approach to the area of Ederson.
Rodri, the attendant to mark the difference
Lautaro Martínez was the first that tried to revolutionise the marker after benefiting of an error of Akanji, that left to run the balloon trusting that it would arrive the guardameta, but hunted it before the Argentinian... With the bad 'fortune' that could not shoot comfortable and his shot diverted it with solvency Ederson to avoid that it opened the account in favour of the Inter. And so that, in the first clear of the City in the second half, Rodri finish marking.
And it is that, after a seguidilla of errors in the area 'nerazzurri', Rodri hunted the balloon in the frontal and took out a powerful shot adjusted to the right stick so that Onana did not have at all that do. It was the goal that directed the victory, but no 'killed' definitively to an Inter that began to have occasions very clear, with a played of carambola that finalised in a double finish of Gave Marco, first to the crossbar and, after the refuse, went back to try but Lukaku 'avoided' the goal. Afterwards it was the Belgian the one who tested finish blocado by the guardameta 'sky blue'.
The Manchester City 'break' the curse
Although they were many the occasions that had the Inter for empatar the party, the solvency and resistance of the English finished marking the difference in Istanbul. The City learnt of his errors of the 2020 and reinvindicó of the 'misfortune' of the year happened in Santiago Bernabéu in the semifinals to carry the first Champions League of his history. The third for Pep Guardiola after which won with the FC Barcelona in 2009 and 2011. The one of Santpedor repeats triplete, for the second time in his history like trainer, and goes back to the peak of the European football.