Match of the Weekend: Man City - Inter
The big moment has arrived, Manchester City and Inter are one breath away from winning the biggest trophy of the old continent. Istanbul host the two rivals and only one of the two is celebrating winning the Champions League on Saturday night, with the Citizens very close to winning the treble and the Milanese looking to go top after 2010.
After winning the FA Cup last Saturday, Manchester City want to continue the season with the best and celebrate winning the Champions League and at the same time the first treble in the history of the club. The Citizens are the big favorite and they want to prove it. In terms of the team's competitive issues, there are no competitive problems although the final is likely to be Gundogan's last match, as all reports indicate that he will continue his career in Barcelona.
The fourth trophy in its history in the institution will be claimed by Inter, the last one dating back to 2010. The Nerazzurri are the underdogs of the match, however, in a final anything is possible. In competitive matters, the onus has fallen on intercepting Erling Haaland and adjusting the defense to him. Mkhitaryan remains doubtful for the starting line-up, as he has been training for the past week, while Correa is out.
In the last five meetings in all competitions, Manchester City have three wins, one draw and one loss.
In Inter's last five matches in all competitions, they have four wins and one loss
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in two of Manchester City's last five matches
There have been more than 2.5 goals scored in three of Inter's last five matches
In four of the 12 games in the Champions League, Inter did not keep a clean sheet.
In seven of Manchester City's 12 games in this season's Champions League, there have been more than 2.5 goals scored
Referee of the match
The well-known Polish referee Simon Marciniak will be the master of the match in the final. The Polish referee has officiated seven matches since the group stage so far. In these games Marciniak has shown a total of 28 yellow cards (average four), 2 red cards and 4 penalties.
Manchester City: (3-2-4-1): Anderson, Walker, Diaz, Akanji, Stones, Rodry, Silva, De Bruyne, Guidogan, Grealish, Haaland.
Inter: (3-5-2): Onana, Darmian, Acerbi, Bastoni, Dumfries, Barela, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Dimarco, Lautaro Martinez, Dzeko.