In a few hours, a new UEFA Champions League winner will be declared. Regardless of the outcome, Manchester City have been remarkable this season, and the result of this upcoming match should not alter this point.
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During the 2020/21 season, the Sky Blues won their third English Premier League title under Pep Guardiola. They also retained the EFL “Carabao” Cup for a fourth consecutive season in a row.
As for their international campaign, Manchester City defeated some difficult opponents to advance to this season’s Champions League Final. During the Quarter-final stage, City were paired with Borussia Dortmund. The Sky Blues had failed to advance past this stage over Guardiola’s previous four seasons with City.
The Mancunians stuck to their plan and their style of football, and they defeated Dortmund 2-1 in both matches, and 4-2 on aggregate. Having won their Quarter-final tie, City then advanced to their second-ever Champions League Semi-final. During this stage, the Sky Blues faced Paris Saint-Germain.
Manchester City’s final results against PSG gave the perception that the Sky Blues overcame their opponents with easy. In both games, the Parisians had a player sent off and they were unable to stay composed throughout the duration of the match.
Now, Manchester City will play in their first Champions League final, and they are on the verge of a treble.
City are only the second English club to nearly complete a quadruple in a season. During the 1998/99 season, Man United won the EPL title, FA Cup, and Champions League. They were knocked out in the EFL Cup’s Quarter-final stage.
City this season have had a similar record to United’s treble season. Thus far, Manchester City won the EPL title and EFL Cup, and they were eliminated in the FA Cup Semi-final. City set a series of records this season as well. Finally, the Sky Blues are one match away from their first Champions League victory.
Overall, the 2020/21 season has been one of wonders. City won the EPL title and EFL Cup, and they could be in line to win their third trophy this season. Therefore, regardless of the Champions League outcome, Manchester City have had a remarkable season.