Manchester City have won the UEFA Champions League to Complete the treble, defeating Inter Milan 1-0 in the final. Man CITY have become just the eighth European club to win a continentel treble by beating Inter Milan. This was the first meeting in UEFA competitions between Manchester City and Inter Milan. This was Manchester City’s second UEFA Champions League final appearance since the appointment of head coach Pep Guardiola, and the first since 2021, when they lost 0–1 to Chelsea at the Estádio do Dragão.(UCL Final 2023)

Previous finals

In the following table, finals until 1992 were in the European Cup era and since 1993 were in the UEFA Champions League era.

TeamPrevious final appearances (bold indicates winners)
England Manchester City1 (2021)
Italy Inter Milan5 (19641965, 1967, 1972, 2010)


The Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul hosted the final.(UCL Final 2023)

This was the second UEFA Champions League final played at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium; the first was held in 2005 between AC Milan and Liverpool.

Road to the final (UCL Final 2023)

Further information: 2022–23 UEFA Champions League

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

England Manchester CityRoundItaly Inter Milan
OpponentResultGroup stageOpponentResult
Spain Sevilla4–0 (A)Matchday 1Germany Bayern Munich0–2 (H)
Germany Borussia Dortmund2–1 (H)Matchday 2Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň2–0 (A)
Denmark Copenhagen5–0 (H)Matchday 3Spain Barcelona1–0 (H)
Denmark Copenhagen0–0 (A)Matchday 4Spain Barcelona3–3 (A)
Germany Borussia Dortmund0–0 (A)Matchday 5Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň4–0 (H)
Spain Sevilla3–1 (H)Matchday 6Germany Bayern Munich0–2 (A)
Group G winnersPosTeamvtePldPts1England Manchester City6142Germany Borussia Dortmund693Spain Sevilla654Denmark Copenhagen63Source: UEFAFinal standingsGroup C runners-upPosTeamvtePldPts1Germany Bayern Munich6182Italy Inter Milan6103Spain Barcelona674Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň60Source: UEFA
OpponentAgg.1st leg2nd legKnockout phaseOpponentAgg.1st leg2nd leg
Germany RB Leipzig8–11–1 (A)7–0 (H)Round of 16Portugal Porto1–01–0 (H)0–0 (A)
Germany Bayern Munich4–13–0 (H)1–1 (A)Quarter-finalsPortugal Benfica5–32–0 (A)3–3 (H)
Spain Real Madrid5–11–1 (A)4–0 (H)Semi-finalsItaly Milan3–02–0 (A)1–0 (H)
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Manchester City qualified for the Champions League group stage by winning the 2021–22 Premier League. In the group stage, they were drawn into Group G, alongside Bundesliga runners-up Borussia Dortmund, La Liga fourth-place team Sevilla and Danish Superliga champions Copenhagen.

Erling Haaland, who joined Manchester City at the beginning of the 2022–23 season from Borussia Dortmund, was the top scorer in the competition with 12 goals en route to the final.

In the round of 16, City were drawn against German club RB Leipzig. In the first leg held at the Red Bull Arena, City drew 1–1, with goals from Riyad Mahrez and Joško Gvardiol. In the reverse leg, City defeated Leipzig 7–0, with five goals from Erling Haaland, tying a Champions League single game goals record, and one goal each from İlkay Gündoğan and Kevin De Bruyne, to win 8–1 on aggregate and advance to the quarter-finals.

Manchester city vs Inter Milan Highlights, UEFA Champions League Final: Rodri scored a second half goal that was enough to seize a win the 2023 Champions League final for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City against Inter at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul.

Inter Milan

Inter Milan qualified for the Champions League group stage by finishing as runners-up in the 2021–22 Serie A. In the group stage, they were drawn into Group C alongside Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, La Liga runners-up Barcelona and Czech First League champions Viktoria Plzeň.

Lautaro Martínez’s goal in the second leg of the semi-final against Milan secured Inter Milan’s spot in the final.

In the round of 16, Inter were drawn against Portuguese club Porto. In the first leg held at the San Siro, Inter won 1–0, with a goal from Lukaku.In the reverse leg at the Estádio do Dragão, Inter drew 0–0 to seal a 1–0 aggregate victory and qualify for the quarter-finals.

Editor’s Credit:- Nikhil Kulhari

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