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Records broken by Manchester city on the final day

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Manchester City is a football club based in Manchester, England. It was founded in 1880 as St. Mark’s (West Gorton), and became Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 before changing its name to Manchester City in 1894. The club has won seven English league titles, six FA Cups, eight League Cups, and one European Cup Winners’ Cup. Manchester City is one of the most successful clubs in England in the 21st century, having won five Premier League titles since 2012 under the ownership of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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The 2023 UEFA Champions League final was a historic and thrilling event that took place on 10 June 2023 at the Atat├╝rk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. The match was contested by Manchester City and Inter Milan, two of the most successful and popular clubs in Europe. The final was watched by millions of fans around the world, who witnessed a tense and dramatic game that was decided by a single goal.

The first half was a cagey affair, with both teams trying to impose their style of play and create chances. Manchester City dominated possession and territory, while Inter relied on their solid defence and quick counter-attacks. The best opportunity of the half fell to City’s Kevin De Bruyne, who unleashed a powerful shot from outside the box that was tipped over the bar by Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovi─ç. Inter also had a couple of chances, but they were denied by City’s Ederson and the offside flag.

The second half started with more intensity and urgency, as both teams pushed for the opening goal. Inter came close to scoring in the 52nd minute, when Lautaro Mart├şnez headed a cross from Achraf Hakimi towards the bottom corner, but Ederson made a superb save to keep it out. City responded with a series of attacks, but they were frustrated by Inter’s disciplined and organised defence, led by captain Milan ┼ákriniar.

The decisive moment of the game came in the 68th minute, when City midfielder Rodri received a pass from Phil Foden and unleashed a stunning strike from 25 yards that flew past Handanovi─ç into the top corner. It was a goal worthy of winning any final, and it sent the City fans into ecstasy. Inter tried to find an equaliser, but they could not break down City’s defence, which held firm until the final whistle.

The referee Szymon Marciniak blew his whistle to end the game, and Manchester City celebrated their first ever Champions League title, completing a continental treble after winning the Premier League and FA Cup earlier in the season. Pep Guardiola lifted his third Champions League trophy as a manager, while Inter Milan were left to rue their missed chances and their sixth final defeat. It was a night that will be remembered for years to come by everyone who witnessed it.

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