City and Chelsea are the stars of the third English Champions League final
Madrid – Manchester City and Chelsea will play the third English final of the Champions League on May 29 at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul (Turkey).
In 2008 the two Premier League teams fought for the first time. Manchester United and the Blues met in Luzhniki, Moscow.
The Red Devils claimed the title in a penalty shoot-out that ended the game and were tied in overtime one. Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo overtook United, while Frank Lampard equalized for Chelsea.
Interestingly, both missed their maximum penalty in the final round, in which the final error of Frenchman Nicola Anelka gave the team led by Alex Ferguson (6-5) the victory.
Won the Premier Final for the second time in 2019. Liverpool and Tottenham met at the Wanda Metropolitano. Argentina’s Jurgen Klopp’s team, led by Mauricio Pochettino, won 2-0 with goals from Egypt’s Mohamed Salah and Belgium’s Djokovic.
With these three editions, the English League equals the Spanish, which played the title in 2000, 2014 and 2016. Real Madrid won on all occasions, against Valencia in Paris, and the next two against Lisbon and Atletico de Madrid in Milan.
In 2013, the Bundesliga also enjoyed a final, when Jupp Heinz’s Bayern Munich beat Klopp’s Dortmund 2-1.
The Spanish-led side, who beat PSG in the semi-finals, will play the first final in their history, while Real Madrid’s executioner Chelsea will play in the final for the third time.
Forty-second City City in the final of the Best Continental Championship, ninth in English (after Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester United, Nottingham Forest and Tottenham). In the previous two, Tottenham in 2019 and PSG in 2020.
Cardiola will fight for his third title after two wins at the helm of Barcelona (2009 and 2011). If he wins it, he will be joined by Italian Carlo Ancelotti (two with Milan and one with Real Madrid), Englishman Bob Baisley (Liverpool) and Frenchman Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid).
As a Barcelona player, the Spanish coach also won the Best Continent title in 1992 against Italian Samperia at Wembley.
This will be his second consecutive final against Bayern Munich, who beat Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 at La Los in Lisbon last season.