Pep Guardiola’s team thrashed the reigning champions with two goals from Bernardo Silva in the opening period. After the break, Carlo Ancelotti’s team made an effort to come back, but Eder Militao’s own goal and Julian Alvarez’s stoppage-time goal only served to highlight the gap in skill.
To prepare for what will likely be the biggest game in their 129-year history, Manchester City put on their best performance of the Pep Guardiola era. They will not only have the chance to win the Champions League for the first time in their second final, but they also might depart Istanbul with a historic treble.
Álvarez, Bernardo Silva or Lautaro? 🤔
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Real Madrid was no match for City’s incredible streak, which has seen them win their last 15 games at the Etihad Stadium and go 23 games without a loss. The Champions League final between Manchester City and Inter Milan will take place on June 10 in Istanbul.
Real Madrid is destroyed by a De Bruyne rocket, inspiring Manchester City’s confidence