Manchester City will face Inter Milan for the first time. There is a similar corner to the match between Liverpool and AC Milan 18 years ago.
Manchester City won 4-0 against Real Madrid in the second leg of the semifinals of the 2022-23 season European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) held at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England at 4:00 am (Korean time) on the 18th.
Man City is challenging the final in two years. 메이저놀이터First of all, Man City drew 1-1 with Real Madrid in the last leg away match. There is no away goal rule, but it was a sufficient advantage because we did not lose in enemy territory.
Man City, who returned home, led the atmosphere from the beginning of the game. He scored the opening goal in the 23rd minute of the first half. Bernardo Silva, who did not miss Kevin De Bruyne’s sharp penetrating pass, shook the net with a left-footed shot.
Man City, riding on momentum, even scored an extra goal at the end of the first half. In the 37th minute of the first half, Ilkay Gundogan, who received a pass from Jack Grealish, attempted a shot, but the ball missed the defense. Silva pushed it into a header. In response, Real aimed for a reversal through substitution.
However, Manchester City succeeded in widening the gap further. In the 31st minute of the second half, in a free kick situation, Manuel Akanji’s head hit the ball and flowed, leading to Eder Militang’s own goal. It didn’t end here. Manchester City scored a key goal in added time in the second half by Julian Alvarez.
In the end, Manchester City beat Real Madrid 4-0 and won the ticket to the final with an aggregate score of 5-1. In particular, it washed away the sadness of being knocked out by Real Madrid in the semifinals last season. Now, against Inter Milan, we challenge for the first European champion in the club’s history.
Manchester City met Inter Milan for the first time. Coincidentally, the first meeting is the final. This is similar to the match between Liverpool and AC Milan in the 2004-05 season.
Football statistics media ‘Opta’ said, “Man City and Inter Milan met for the first time on the UCL stage, and they faced each other in the final. This is the first time since Liverpool and AC Milan faced each other in the final in 2005.”
The fact that the first head-to-head match will be held in the finals. Liverpool and Manchester City are English teams, while AC Milan and Inter Milan are Italian teams. Also, as before, this final will be held in Turkiye Istanbul. At the time, Liverpool won the title by writing the ‘Miracle of Istanbul’.