Ukpono Anietie, PH.
Manchester City has won their maiden UEFA Champions League title with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Inter Milan in a gripping final at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium.
Manchester City midfielder, Rodri emerged as the hero of the night after rifling home a decisive goal in the second half.
The triumph completed an extraordinary treble for Pep Guardiola’s side, who had already secured their fifth Premier League title in six seasons and added the FA Cup to their impressive trophy cabinet.
The road to this momentous triumph was anything but easy for the English champions.
Despite brushing aside formidable opponents like RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid in earlier rounds, City faced a stern challenge from Inter Milan.
Inter, who were not expected to reach this stage, defied the odds and gave City a run for their money.
Throughout the match, the Italian giants threatened to equalize, with Federico Dimarco and substitute Romelu Lukaku both coming close in the dying minutes.
With the win, Manchester City becomes the first English club since their city rival, Manchester United to achieve a treble.
Sir Alex Ferguson, in 1999, led Manchester United to win the Premier League, FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League.
Pep Guardiola, on the other hand has achieved a remarkable feat by securing the treble for the second time as a manager.
He becomes the first ever to accomplish this milestone with two different clubs.
His initial triumph came with Barcelona in 2008-09, and he has now repeated this extraordinary achievement with Manchester City in the 2022-23 season.