Manchester City Win First Champions League Title After Besting Inter Milan


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Man City’s weekend win saw the team take a rare claim to the European treble after having previously won England’s Premier League and FA Cup. The move marked the 10th time in history that the treble has been claimed, and the second-ever claimed by an English team.

Manchester City won its first Champions League trophy on Saturday after beating out Inter Milan in a 1-0 match.

The single goal was made by midfield guard Rodri in the game’s 68th minute after he managed to slip past a screen of defenders. The 1-0 score remained in place for the duration of the match, even after a stunning save by City’s goalie Ederson in the 88th minute.

Following the match, Rodri told press the match’s outcome was “a dream come true.”

“I’ve been here just four years but we deserve it. We were so close these last years but when you go to semi-finals, finals, finally God gives you this present,” Rodri said. “It’s a dream for all of us.”

The Spanish player went on to admit that he felt as though he was “not good in the first half,” but that he ultimately delivered after pulling through mentally. “The good thing is that we want more. This project is to want more, more ambition,” he added.

Teammate Jack Grealish, who was picked up by Man City in 2021 after activating a £100 million release clause from fellow club Aston Villa, praised his colleagues and specifically called out team manager Pep Guardiola as a “genius.”

“I want to say thank you (to him). You’ve made this happen for me. You’ve put so much faith in me, buying me for a lot of money,” Grealish told media of Pep. “Even last year when I was playing crap he stayed there with me and this year he’s given me that platform to perform, so I just want to say thank you to him.”

Not only does the win see Manchester clinch the highly-coveted treble after earlier winning the Premier League and FA Cup, it also marked the first instance a team manager claimed the achievement twice.

Man City’s Pep previously won the treble with FC Barcelona in 2009; in fact, Saturday’s win also recorded his third time taking the Champions League title.

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