Inter will play Manchester City on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on Paramount+ as they try to win their fourth Champions League title. They have won the tournament three times before, in 1964, 1965, and 2010, when Jose Mourinho was in charge
Inter’s 2023 Champions League final: Simone Inzaghi’s journey to Istanbul
. They won all three big competitions in the same year, making them the first and only Italian club ever to do so. Thirteen years later, Inter is back in the final and can dream of something that no one expected at the start of the season.
when the team managed by Simone Inzaghi was put in the same group as Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona. How did Inter get to Istanbul? We talk about how they got to this year’s big game in Turkey.
During the 2021-22 Serie A season, Simone Inzaghi’s team came in second place. On the last day of the season, Inter lost the Scudetto to city rivals AC Milan, who went on to win the title. Inter made it to the group stage of the Champions League for the fifth year in a row, but Liverpool beat them in the round of 16 this season.
Group C is made up of Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona, and Viktoria Plzen, as well as Inter. Inter lost their first game against the German team, but they beat FC Barcelona at home and drew away in Spain in the two most important games of the group stage. This helped Xavi’s team finish third in the group.
Result of the group stage
Inter lost the first game, 2-0, to Bayern Munich.
Matchday 2 – Viktoria Plzen 0, Inter 2
Inter beat FC Barcelona 1-0 on Matchday 3, but FC Barcelona beat Inter 3–0 on Matchday 4.
Inter beat Viktoria Plzen 4–0 on Match Day 5. Bayern Munich beat Inter 2-0 on Match Day 6.
First half: Inter 1, Porto 0.
Inter played the Portuguese team in the first game of the knockout stage. Romelu Lukaku got a goal in the second half to help Inter win.
Porto 0 and Inter 0 in the second leg.
In Portugal, Inzaghi’s team played a defensive game against Porto and struggled, especially in the second half. But Andre Onana made some key saves, and the Nerazzurri were able to keep a clean sheet and move on to the semifinals for the first time since 2011.
Inter beat another Portuguese team in the first game of the quarterfinal, which took place away from home. Before the match, Benfica was seen as the favorite because they beat Juventus in the group stage and came in first place in the same group as PSG.
Even though Inter hadn’t done well in the league, a lot of people probably understood in this game that they were strong this year. The Nerazzurri won 2-0 because Nicol Barella scored a goal and Romelu Lukaku scored a penalty.
The Champions League final is coming up, and Manchester City and Inter will play in Istanbul for Europe’s biggest sports prize. City has never won the Champions League, but Inter has. In 2010, they beat Bayern Munich to win the prestigious title.
Inter has been one of the best soccer teams lately, but it will be hard to stop Manchester City from winning a treble.
When you look at the tactics questions that Pep Guardiola and Simone Inzaghi will have to answer, you can see what an interesting chess match this will be.
Inter’s defense will be trying to match up with City’s attack, which is one of the best in soccer history. But what does each team need to do to win in the future?