In a great and historic collective performance, Manchester City beat Real Madrid 4-0 and qualified for the UEFA Champions League grand final, which they will play against Inter Milan on June 10 in Istanbul.
The team led by Josep Guardiola was far superior to that of Carlo Ancelotti from the start of the match at the Etihad stadium. His victory was never in danger and he justified the advantage with a true display of play.
City will face Inter Milan in this year’s final, an Italian club they have never faced in the Champions League, according to the specialized site Marca.
With this, Pep Guardiola will be in the Champions League final as coach for the fourth time after eliminating Real Madrid in the semifinals of the competition.
The Catalan coach reached the final twice when he was managing Barça. And he won both. The first one was in 2009. His team beat Manchester United (2-0) in Rome, with goals from Samuel Eto’o and Leo Messi. The second, two years later. Also against Manchester United, but at Wembley. Barça won (3-1), with goals from Pedro, Messi and Villa. Rooney scored for the English.
He never reached the final as Bayern manager and he did so two years ago as Manchester City manager.