Manchester City Beat Inter 1-0 To Win First Champions League, Secure Treble

Manchester City have won the Champions League title for the first time in their history, after beating Inter Milan 1-0 on Saturday June 10th in Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul, making them the second English team to complete the treble after Manchester United achieved same feat in 1998-99 season.

City lost talismanic midfielder Kevin De Bruyne to injury in the first half. Erling Haaland, scorer of 52 goals this season, went a fifth straight game without scoring but City still had enough to overcome Inter who had never been expected to get this far in the first place.

Spaniard Rodri scored the only goal of the match in the 68th minute after receiving Bernardo Silva’s cutback pass and fired through a crowded penalty box, to see the Premier League champions and FA Cup winners complete a treble of trophies this season.

Romelu Lukaku had the chance to score a late equaliser but headed straight at Ederson from about four metres out.

While this is City’s first-ever champions league triumph, it is the third time Pep Guardiola has lifted the trophy as a coach. It is also the second time Pep will be winning a treble, having done it with Barcelona in 2008-09 season.

The victory means City finally achieved their ambition of reaching the summit of European football, 15 years after Abu Dhabi’s ruling family transformed it into one of the richest teams in the world.

Owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan was in attendance to see City’s crowning moment. It was only the second time he has watched his team in person in 15 years.

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