Tuesday , July 16 2024

UEFA Champions League: Seven facts and figures of City’s win

Man City win UCL

By  Olaniyi Apanpa

Manchester City won their first Uefa Champions League on Saturday night beating Internationale Milan 1-0 at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Turkey.

Rodri’s well-taken goal in the 68th was enough to see Citizens become just the second English team to win The Treble after Manchester United in 1999.

City manager Pep Guardiola also claimed his third Champions League trophy and becomes the first manager to win the Treble with two different clubs.

Here are seven other facts behind the game as provided by Opta.
1. Manchester City become the first team since rivals Manchester United in 2007/08 to go a full Champions League campaign unbeaten.

2. The last four Champions League finals have now all ended 1-0, more than the previous 27 finals combined. Related News

3. City striker Julian Alvarez became just the third player this century to win both the World Cup and the Champions League in the same season.

4. Erling Haaland finishes the season as the Champions League top scorer with 12 goals. The Norwegian star also becomes just the fourth player in history to both finishes as both Premier League and UCL top scorer in the same season after Dwight Yorke (1998/99), Ruud Van Nistlerooy (2002/03) and Cristiano Ronaldo (2007/08).

5. Rodrigo also became the first central midfielder to score in the Champions League final since Real Madrid’s Casemiro back in 2017.

6. That strike meant that all seven goals scored in the Champions League finals at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium had all come at the same end of the pitch.

7. Manchester City have scored 100+ goals more than they’ve conceded in three of the last five seasons (18-19, 21-22, 22-23) – prior to Pep Guardiola’s arrival, no English top-flight side had ever scored 100+ more than they had conceded in a single campaign.

About Akanbi Abdullahi

Akanbi cut his teeth in Journalism after leaving the Federal Polytechnic, Offa with a National Diploma in Mass Communication and proceeded to the University of Abuja to study the English Language. He is a Teacher, Project Manager, IT Consultant, a Backend Software Engineer and a Blogger.

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