Manchester City will be looking to complete an historic Treble and secure their first Champions League title when they face Inter Milan in the final tonight.
Heading into tonight’s showdown with the Italian giants, Pep Guardiola’s men have already won the Premier League and FA Cup.
The English outfit reached tonight’s final in Istanbul by thumping Real Madrid 5-1 on aggregate in the semi-finals following a sensational second-leg performance at the Etihad.
As for Inter Milan, Simone Inzaghi’s men come into the game after defeating rivals AC Milan 3-0 on aggregate in the other semi-final.
Here Mail Sport breaks down everything you need to know ahead of tonight’s Champions League final between Manchester City and Inter Milan.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City defeated Real Madrid 5-1 on aggregate in the semi-final
Inter Milan defeated rivals AC Milan 3-0 on aggregate in the other Champions League semi-final
Man City vs Inter Milan – the key details
This year’s Champions League final between Manchester City and Inter Milan will kick-off at 8pm tonight.
The game will be held at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul. The stadium was scheduled to host the finals in 2020 and 2021 but were both moved due to the COVID pandemic.
Tonight’s final will be the first competitive game between the two teams.
Erling Haaland (left) and Lautaro Martinez (right) will go head-to-head later tonight
How to watch
This year’s final will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. Fans will also be able to watch the game on their streaming platform, BT Sport app.
Fans will be able to watch the game for free via BT Sport’s official YouTube channel.
Mail Sport will also be providing live coverage of Manchester City vs Inter Milan, so you can keep up-to-date with all the latest developments here.
This year’s Champions League final will take place at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul
City defender Kyle Walker was absent from their open training session earlier this week. However, the right-back played down fears he could miss the Champions League final with a back injury.
‘I’m fine, I’m just getting old,’ he told Sky Sports News. ‘I’m completely fine, it’s just an extra day of recovery.
‘I’ve played a lot of minutes over the last number of weeks so the manager said, “Just stay inside and come Saturday you will be raring to go.”‘
Guardiola is set to have a fully fit squad to choose from. Erling Haaland will once again lead the line, with Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Jack Grealish and Bernardo Silva set to feature behind the Norwegian.
As for Inter, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Milan Skriniar are both expected to be fit for the final but Joaquin Correa looks set to miss the game.
Lautaro Martinez is likely to lead the line alongside former City striker Edin Dzeko.
Predicted Manchester City XI (4-3-2-1): Ederson; Walker, Dias Akanji; Stones, Rodri, Silva, De Bruyne; Gundogan, Grealish; Haaland
Predicted Inter Milan XI (3-5-2): Onana; Darmian, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Dzeko, Martinez
Kyle Walker has played down fears he could miss the Champions League final with a back injury
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is in contention to feature from the off against City this weekend
What’s been said?
Heading into the game, Guardiola spoke on the importance of the competition and how staying focused tonight will help his side undo the heartache of 2021.
‘Every single game we play during the season, this press conference how many people here. We know how important the competition is,’ the Spaniard set at his pre-match press conference.
‘I don’t control what the people have an opinon about, just focus on what we have to do. I saw as many Inter games to see what we have to do.
‘At the end it’s a football game. The team who perform better over 95 minutes will win. Over history, Inter are bigger than us. It’s not important. Important is tomorrow at 10pm Istanbul time we do the best performance as possible.’
Pep Guardiola revealed that his side must stay focused will help his side undo the heartache of 2021
Simone Inzaghi revealed that his side will be facing the toughest team in the world tonight
As for Inter, Simone Inzaghi revealed that City are the best team in the world right now.
Speaking in his press conference last night, the Inter Milan boss said: ‘We know what kind of match to expect tomorrow.
‘We know what kind of match we have to play, Manchester City right now are probably the best team in the world because they were defeated very few times.
‘But we are aware of our Champions League campaign. We are proud of what we’ve done and we will play our very best to play the final. We’ll be highly concentrated and we must make no mistakes. We have do this because our opponents are a very very strong team.’