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    Manchester City defeated Inter Milan to win the UEFA Champions League.

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    Manchester City defeated Internazionale 1-0 on Saturday to win the UEFA Champions League in 2023.

    Erling Haaland’s close-range left-footed drive was saved by Inter custodian Andre Onana in the 27th minute at Istanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium.

    Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City was forced off the pitch due to an injury. In the 36th minute, Phil Foden came in to replace the Belgian.

    City dominated the first half of the final, but despite both sides having chances, no side was able to break the deadlock.

    Lautaro Martinez attempted to score inside the area, but Manchester City custodian Ederson saved him in the 59th minute.

    Rodrigo’s close-range strike, assisted by Bernardo Silva, gave Manchester City the lead in the 68th minute.

    Inter Milan had a chance to equalise two minutes later when Federico Dimarco struck the crossbar with a header.

    In the 78th minute, Phil Foden missed an opportunity to double the advantage.

    Ederson made another spectacular save to prevent headers from Romelu Lukaku in the 88th minute and Robin Gosens in stoppage time.

    Manchester City, Guardiola complete historic season with treble.

    Rodrigo, who scored the game-winning goal, admitted it wasn’t easy. “What a team we were up against, the way they protected and counterattacked. “We gave our all,” he remarked.

    Captain Ilkay Gundogan spoke about his team winning the championship. “We were aware that everyone was talking about the Treble. “There was pressure, but this team is built to handle pressure in the best way possible,” he remarked.

    Federico Dimarco, an Inter Milan defender, said he is upset to have lost the most crucial game and disappointed to have fought on equal terms with a club intended to win the championship. “Unfortunately, we did not score.”

    Since joining the squad in 2016, Pep Guardiola has won 14 major trophies, including five Premier League crowns, two FA Cups, four League Cups, one Champions League, and two Community Shields.

    Spainaird, 42, became the first manager to win the sterling silver medal twice, with Barcelona in 2009 and City in 2023.

    For the first time in their history, Manchester City will begin the 2023-24 season with the opportunity to compete in the European Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulated Manchester City on their championship victory.

    “I’d like to thank everyone who once again demonstrated Türkiye’s hospitality and contributed to the smooth and successful organisation of this great organisation,” Erdogan said in a tweet.

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