Manchester City beat Inter Milan 1-0 to win maiden UEFA Champions League

Manchester City won the UEFA Champions League for the first time after overcoming Kevin De Bruyne’s injury and defeating Inter Milan 1-0. Midfielder De Bruyne had to be replaced in the 36th minute due to what appeared to be a hamstring injury and he walked off the pitch in tears. But the disappointment was quickly changed into joy an hour later as Rodri broke the scoreline in the second half, ensuring City and Pep Guardiola the championship.

Rodri’s 68th-minute strike on a right-sided cross from Bernardo Silva was the game-changer in a game when City looked far from fluent. With half the team attempting to block it, an alert Rodri rushed to it and accurately placed it in the nets. Inter nearly tied the game in the 88th minute when Ederson stopped a point-blank header from substitute Romelo Lukaku.

And, after holding on to the lead for the final two minutes of regulation time and 5 extra minutes, Guardiola’s men became the only English club to complete a treble since Manchester United in 1999 and the tenth team overall, having previously won the English Premier League and the FA Cup. Guardiola now has 12 trophies to his name since taking over as manager of the club in 2016.

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