Manchester City Vs Inter Milan Champions League final comes up on Saturday, June 10 in Istanbul, Turkey.
The Premier League Champions will lock horns with Inter Milan on Saturday night in Turkey to decide 2022/23 champions of Europe.
Manchester City will be aiming for their first historic treble while the Nerazzuri will be hoping to add the Champions League trophy to the Supercopa Italiana and Copa Italia trophy.
Manchester City Vs Inter Milan Champions League Final Match Preview
Manchester City edged out defending champions Real Madrid with an emphatic 5-1 aggregate win. After settling for a dramatic 1-1 draw at Santiago Bernabeu, the Citizens bundled the European giants in the second leg at the Etihad, winning 4-0 to qualify for the final.
Inter Milan completed a historic Champions League final double over City rivals AC Milan to reach the final. The first leg ended 1-0 with the Nerazzuri extending the aggregate win to 3-0 after a 2-0 win in the second leg.
Manchester City are emerging European champions but have stumbled at this level of the competition. They have reached the final once, losing to Chelsea in 2021 hence nicking the much-coveted trophy this time is a must to crown their charge to become the giants of Europe.
Inter Milan are not newbies on the European stage. They are six-time winners of the competition and will be hoping for their 7th European crown. However, it has been over a decade since they last won the trophy.
Veteran manager, Jose Mourinho, led the Nerazzuri to their last Champions League title in 2010 with a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich in Madrid.
Manchester City and Inter Milan have met twice in Champions League. The two meetings have ended with a win apiece.
Manchester City Vs Inter Milan Champions League Final Team News
Pep Guardiola has settled on his squad for the big games after he edged out Real Madrid at the Etihad. All the 10 players that started the second leg clash against Real Madrid were lined up against Manchester United at Wembley in the FA Cup final.
The only alteration to the squad at Wembley was Stefan Ortega, who started on goal instead of Ederson. Ederson will replace Ortega on goal in the Champions League final. Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne, IIkay Gundogan, Kyle Walker, John Stones will all start the game.
Inter Milan lost Henrikh Mkhitaryan to thigh injury during the second leg of the semifinals clash against AC Milan but the former Manchester United attacking midfielder is back to training and will likely start ahead of Brozovic.
Chelsea loanee Romelu Lukaku will lead the attack for the Nerazzuri while Andre Onana will start on goal. Alessandro Bastoni, Matteo Darmian, and Francesco Ascerbi are also expected to start.
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Dias, Akanji; Stones, Rodri; Silva, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Grealish; Haaland
Inter Milan possible starting lineup:
Onana; Darmian, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Mkhitaryan, Calhanoglu, Dimarco; Martinez, Dzeko.
Manchester City Vs Inter Milan Champions League Final Prediction
Manchester City are favorites to win the 2023 Champions League final having edged out the biggest teams in Europe – Bayern Munich and Real Madrid with their complete star-studded side.
However, they will battle against the resilience of an indomitable Inter Milan side this season. The Serie A giants will have to ward off advances by a free-attacking City side while hoping to catch them on the counter.
Manchester City will run out 2-0 winners after the final whistle.
Manchester City Vs Inter Milan Champions League Final Date and Venue
The match will kick off at 19:00GMT (8 PM WAT) on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at the Ataturk Stadium in Turkey.