Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City will lock horns with Serie A giants Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League 2022-23 final at Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey in the wee hours of Sunday, June 11. The match will kick off at 12:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Under talismanic manager Pep Guardiola, Manchester City are aiming to become just the second Premier League side to win the treble after arch-rivals Manchester United.
Having stormed into their second UCL final in three years, City will look to end their long wait for a trophy in Europe’s elite club competition.
The Premier League outfit has been in sensational form in the ongoing UCL season. City thrashed defending champions Real Madrid 5-1 (on aggregate) in the two-legged semi-finals to emerge as title favourites.
Earlier, Pep Guardiola’s men knocked out Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals. City won the tie 4-1 (on aggregate).
With four wins and two draws, City remained unbeaten in the group stage of UCL 2022-23 as they topped Group G with 14 points from six matches. They later hammered RB Leipzig 8-1 on aggregate in their two-legged tie of Round of 16.
On the other hand, Inter Milan will be aiming to clinch their fourth UCL title in Istanbul. Inter have previously won the European competition in 1963-64, 1964-65 and 2009-10.
Under head coach Simone Inzaghi, Inter defeated rivals AC Milan 3-0 in the two-legged semi-finals to book their place in the summit clash.
The Serie A side earlier beat Benfica 5-3 (on aggregate) in the quarter-finals.
Having been placed in a difficult group comprising Bayern, Barcelona and Viktoria Plzen, Inter finished second in Group C with three wins, two losses and a draw.
They later registered a 1-0 win (on aggregate) over Porto in the Round of 16.
Inter have already won the Coppa Italia title this season, having defeated Fiorentina 2-1 in the final. Simone Inzaghi’s men finished third in the Serie A 2022-23 standings with 72 points from 38 matches.
Manchester City vs Inter Milan head-to-head
The UEFA Champions League 2022-23 final will be the first competitive meeting between Manchester City and Inter Milan.
Previously, Manchester City and Inter Milan have faced each other in two friendly games. While Inter registered a 3-0 win in July 2010, City secured a comprehensive 3-0 victory in July 2011.
Where to watch Manchester City vs Inter Milan UEFA Champions League 2022-23 final live in India?
The UEFA Champions League 2022-23 final between Manchester City and Inter Milan will be telecast live on Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 2 HD, Sony TEN 3 (Hindi), Sony TEN 3 HD (Hindi), Sony TEN 4 (Tamil and Telugu) and Sony TEN 4 HD (Tamil and Telugu) TV channels in India.
Live streaming of Manchester City vs Inter Milan UEFA Champions League 2022-23 final will be available on the SonyLIV app and website.
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