🏆 2022/23 UEFA Champions League Final: Preview, Stats, Results and Live Updates

The time has arrived to crown the king of European football. Manchester City will take on Inter Milan (Saturday, 3:00 pm ET) in the Champions League final at Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.

Manchester City will be looking to secure the treble with Erling Haaland spearheading the attack having 12 goals so far in this year’s edition of the Champions League, despite having not scored against Real Madrid in the previous round. Meanwhile, Inter Milan being the surprise of this year’s final will head to Istanbul looking to win their fourth Champions League crown led by the deadly duo of Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez.

Who are you backing to win this? Share your thoughts on this thread

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:chart_with_upwards_trend: 12 games, 0 defeats

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Manchester City defender Kyle Walker is confident he will be fit for Saturday’s Champions League final despite struggling with a back problem in recent days.
The England international did not take part in City’s open training session on Tuesday in preparation for the game against Inter Milan in Istanbul.

Walker looked in discomfort as he left the field late on in his team’s FA Cup final win against Manchester United on Saturday.
But the 33-year-old full back said he expected to be available to help City in its bid to be crowned champions of Europe for the first time in its history.

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Final countdown :hourglass:

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2016-17: last 16 :x:
2017-18: quarterfinal :x:
2018-19: quarterfinal :x:
2019-20: quarterfinal :x:
2020-21: final :x:
2021-22: semifinal :x:
2022-23: final :hourglass_flowing_sand:

Another shot for Pep at the one that got away at Man City :cupid:

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The last time Inter were in the Champions League final they completed the treble :trophy::trophy::trophy:

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You’re Inter Milan manager, which striker are you starting in the Champions League final against Man City :thinking:

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Most take-ons completed in a Champions League final since data was collected in 2003/04:

◉ 10 - Ronaldinho (2006)
◉ 10 - Lionel Messi (2011)
◉ 10 - Lionel Messi (2015)
◎ 8 - Cristiano Ronaldo (2008)
◎ 7 - Kaká (2005)

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Throwback to when Inter last won the Champions League :back::trophy:

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Erling Haaland has been magic in the Champions League this season :dizzy:

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Manchester City are big favourites to complete the treble :eyes:

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Can Pep and Man City make history today :trophy::trophy::trophy:

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Most fouls won in a UCL final since data was collected in 2003/04:

◉ 9 - Cristiano Ronaldo (2008)
◎ 6 - Lionel Messi (2011)
◎ 6 - Massimo Ambrosini (2007)
◎ 6 - Diego Contento (2012)
◎ 6 - David Villa (2014)
◎ 6 - Toni Kroos (2017)
◎ 6 - Neymar (2020)

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:trophy: The best of the best on the ultimate stage :tr:

LIVE SCORECARD

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7.8 - Based on the quality of shots on target faced, Internazionale’s André Onana has prevented the most goals of any goalkeeper in the UEFA Champions League this season (7.8 – nine conceded from 16.8 xG on target). Inspired.

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Inter’s last three European Cup finals have ended in a Treble™

◎ 1967: Celtic beat Inter, complete the first Treble

◎ 1972: Ajax beat Inter, complete the second Treble

◉ 2010: Inter beat Bayern, complete the first Italian treble and deny Bayern’s own

City next?

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4 - Tonight will be Pep Guardiola’s fourth UEFA Champions League final as a coach (two with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011, two with Man City in 2021 and 2023), with only Carlo Ancelotti having managed in more (5). Pantheon.

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6 - Simone Inzaghi will be the sixth different Italian to take charge of a team in a UEFA Champions League final (after Ancelotti, Capello, Lippi, Di Matteo and Allegri); the joint-most managers from a single nation to do so, along with Germany (6). Specialism.

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1 - This will be the first ever meeting between Manchester City and Internazionale. It’s the first time the first competitive meeting between two sides has been in a UEFA Champions League final since Liverpool faced AC Milan in 2005 (also played at this venue). Acquainted.

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Most shots attempted in a Champions League final since data was collected in 2003/04:

◉ 15 - Arjen Robben (2012)
◎ 9 - Cristiano Ronaldo (2014)
◎ 9 - Ronaldinho (2006)
◎ 9 - Mohamed Salah (2022)
◎ 8 - Thomas Müller (2012)
◎ 8 - Gareth Bale (2016)

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