Manchester City have been a dominant force in England since the arrival of Pep Guardiola in 2016 but remain in search of their first Champions League title. Manchester City is going for the treble this season. The treble consists of winning the domestic league (The Premier League for Manchester City), the domestic cup (FA Cup) and the Champions League.
Manchester City played a Champions League final in 2021 when they lost against Chelsea. The game ended 1-0, with Kai Havertz scoring the only goal. They have won the Premier League three times in a row and five out of the last six seasons.
Road to the final
Manchester City secured their spot in the final by beating Real Madrid 5-1 on aggregate. Manchester City previously defeated Bayern Munich (4-1 on aggregate), RB Leipzig (8-1 on aggregate) and finished first in the group stages with Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund and Copenhagen.
Champions League stats
City has eleven different goal scorers. It shouldn’t be surprising that Erling Haaland is City’s top scorer with 12 goals in 10 matches. He is the top scorer of the whole competition this season as well. Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva and Julián Alvarez each scored three goals. Kevin de Bruyne is the assist leader of the competition with six assists. Interesting to see is that João Cancelo is number two with four assists in six games.
This season, Sergio Gómez is the only City player to receive a red card in the Champions League. Ilkay Gündogan is the player with the most with most yellow cards. He got four cards in 12 matches.
Rúben Dias played the most matches of any City player, with 957 minutes. Ilkay Gündogan played player 907 minutes, and Rodri played 905 minutes.
Inter Milan is back to the old glory days and will be the opponent of Manchester City. Inter Milan won the previously named treble in 2010, winning the Serie A, the Coppa Italia and the Champions League. This 2010 team featured great players like Samuel Eto’o, Wesley Sneijder, Javier Zanetti and Diego Milito. Inter Milan have played 5 Champions League finals, winning 3.
Road to the final
Inter Milan secured their Champions League final spot by beating AC Milan 3-1 on aggregate. Inter Milan previously defeated FC Porto (1-0 on aggregate) and SL Benfica (5-3 on aggregate) and finished second in the Group of Death with Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona and Viktoria Plzen.
Champions League stats
Inter has nine goal scorers, with Edin Dzeko topping that list with four goals. Nicolò Barella, Lautora Martínez and Romelu Lukaku scored three goals in the number two spot. Federico Dimarco is the one with the most assists. He assisted five times. Alessandro Bastoni and Lautaro Martínez have both assisted three times.
Interestingly, Inter hasn’t received any red cards this Champions League. Lautaro Martínez got three yellow cards (just like his three assists and goals). Five players have two yellow cards (Edin Dzeko, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Federico Dimarco, Nicolò Barella, and Alessandro Bastoni.
André Onana has the most minutes played, with 1.080 minutes. Alessandro Bastoni played 915 minutes, and Lautaro Martínez played 912 minutes.
The bookies favourite
The bookmakers have released the odds for the Champions League final and have Manchester City as a clear favourite. Looking at Bet365, they have Manchester City winning the trophy at odd 1.20, while Inter Milan winning the trophy is calculated at odd 4.50. Bet365 offers a Manchester City win in 90 minutes at odds 1.40 and an Inter Milan win in 90 minutes at odds 6.50. The bookmakers also expect goals with bet365 having the over 2,5 goals line calculated at odds 1.66.
Champions League final stats
- At Sportmonks, we made a list of interesting facts about the Champions League finals we wanted you to see:The first-ever UEFA Champions League final took place on May 30, 1956, and was won by Real Madrid, defeating Stade de Reims 4-3.
- Real Madrid has the record for the most Champions League final victories, with 14 titles.
- The highest-scoring Champions League final occurred in 1960 when Real Madrid beat Eintracht Frankfurt 7-3.
- The youngest player to score in a Champions League final is Patrick Kluivert, who netted a goal for Ajax against AC Milan in 1995 at 18 years and 327 days.
- The most significant margin of victory in a Champions League final is six goals, achieved by Bayern Munich in their 7-1 triumph over AS Roma in 2014.
- The most successful manager in Champions League history is Zinedine Zidane, who won the competition three times consecutively with Real Madrid from 2016 to 2018.
More Champions League statistics
The average age of Manchester City is 26,8 while the average age of Inter is 28,5. The total market value of City is 1.050.000.000 (43.800.000 per player), and the value of Inter is 534.450.000 (19.790.000 player).
Erling Haaland matched the record for most goals per match (5 versus RasenBallsport Leipzig). He joined a small list of players that did this previously, namely, Luiz Adriano (versus BATE Borisov), Lionel Messi (versus Bayer 04 Leverkusen), and Sören Lerby (versus Omonia Nicosia).
City scored 2.6 goals per game against Inter with 1.6 goals. Manchester City is the team scoring the most goals per game in the competition. They also passed the most of any team, with 642,7 passes per game. Inter sends 422 passes per match. They are in sixth place based on passes per game. Manchester City also has the most shots per game, with 16.2. Inter is again in sixth place with 12.8 shots per game.
Vinícius Júnior is the player with the ‘most man of the matches’ this season (5 times). However, Edin Dzeko is the only active player becoming ‘man of the matches’ three times.
Simone Inzaghi won all of his last seven finals.
Sportmonks news API on The Champions League final 2023
At Sportmonks, we have a football news API. For the Champions League, the news API will provide news coverage of the UEFA Champions League final. The Sportmonks scouts will write a pre-match preview for the Champions League final. Our scouts have assured us that the preview will be available at least 48 hours before the start of the match. You can see an example of the preview below for the match between Real Madrid and Manchester City.
Predicted lineups for the Champions League final
Besides news, it’s also possible to predict the lineups for both teams in the Champions League final. If you have a football subscription covering the Champions League, you can get the fixture ID (18804442). When you have the fixture ID, you will go to Fixture by ID and put “lineups” as an include. This way, you will get the predicted lineups for your desired match.
In the case of Manchester City vs Inter Milan, the predicted lineups will be available three days before the match.
Previous Champions League finals list
This is the list of the last Champions League finals.
2021/2022: Liverpool vs Real Madrid (0-1)
2020/2021: Manchester City vs Chelsea (0-1)
2019/2020 Paris Saint Germain vs Bayern (0-1)
2018/2019 Tottenham vs Liverpool (0-2)
2017/2018 Real Madrid vs Liverpool (3-1)
2016/2017 Juventus vs Real Madrid (1-4)
2015/2016 Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid (1-1) (5-3 on penalties)
2014/2015 Juventus vs Barcelona (1-3)
2013/2014 Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid (4-1)
2012/2013 Dortmund vs Bayern (1-2)
2011/2012 Chelsea – Bayern Munich (1-1 *Chelsea won after penalties)
2010/2011 Barcelona – Manchester United (3-1)
2009/2010 Inter Milan – Bayern Munich (2-0)
Manchester City and Inter Milan have played one final since 2009/2010. City lost their final 1-0, while Inter won theirs 2-0.
The biggest club football game will be played on June 10, starting at 21:00 CET.