Fans Welcomes Man City as treble Winners on UEFA victory
Fans welcomes Man City fans as treble winners, as they return with victory in the finals of the champions league which resulted in treble victory for the club. It was obtained by their rivals Man Utd on the year of 1999.
The Fans were excited and Joyous on the occasion when the Man City arrived back to the UK from Istanbul after the victory in Champions league finals. Man United had victory over Inter Milan with 1-0 at the Ataturk Olympic stadium on Saturday to complete the treble.
It was the second time for the English men’s side to obtain treble I.e. to win Premier league, FA cup and Champions league in the same season. Supporters gathered at Manchester Airport as City landed at 16:20 BST. Thousands more are expected to line the streets in Manchester city centre for a victory parade on Monday. On the FA cup finals, Man city had victory against Man Utd with 2-1.
The City squad will travel in an open-top bus through the city, before a stage show takes place with Guardiola and his players. Man City had victory with Arsenal in the premier league premises with 4-1.
Numbers behind the treble
City’s detractors will continue to point to the number 115, representing the amount of Premier League charges against them for breaches of financial rules – which the club strenuously denies.
For City fans, though, the only figures that matter are the remarkable ones resulting from their team’s brilliance on the pitch and which illustrate what has been the most successful season in their history.
It takes a look through them to paint a picture of how Pep Guardiola’s side stepped up another level to conquer Europe and achieve their remarkable Treble.
We will start with the victory that sealed it – one City have been pursuing since the moment they were taken over by the group backed by Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in 2008.
At their 13th attempt, City finally have a European Cup to their name, becoming the sixth English club to win it after Liverpool (six times), Manchester United (three times), Chelsea and Nottingham Forest (both twice) and Aston Villa.
It has been a long wait for the Blues, with some agonising near misses in recent seasons. Their first involvement in continental competition came in the European Cup in 1968-69, the season before they won their first piece of major silverware away from England – the 1970 European Cup Winners’ Cup.
Man city journey over the season
Returning to the European Cup (now called the Champions League) in 2011-12, they have appeared in it in every season since, reaching three quarter-finals, two semi-finals and one final (which they lost 1-0 to Chelsea in 2021) prior to their run to glory in Istanbul.
They came into Saturday’s showdown as heavy favourites to lift the trophy (Opta’s prediction model had them at a 74% chance of success), continuing the tag they have held since the group stage, and they made good on that with victory.
It ensured they ended this season’s tournament as the only unbeaten team, with a record of eight wins and five draws from their 13 matches.
They also outscored their opponents by 27 goals across those games, netting 32 times and only conceding five, their most emphatic win being the 7-0 drubbing of German club RB Leipzig in the second leg of their last-16 tie. No team managed to put more than one goal past them in a single encounter.
Saturday’s final was the 60th competitive game of 2022-23 for City and brought them their 44th win.
Only one side to have faced City this season has remained unbeaten against them and that is Brentford, who beat Guardiola’s team home and away in the Premier League – impressive when you look at how City have regularly handed out heavy beatings to opponents.
They scored three or more goals in 31 games in all competitions this season. The 20 such scorelines they achieved in the league is only the fourth time a team has done so in the Premier League era in a single season.
Manchester United gave it everything they had to try to keep their 1998-99 achievement unique, but it was not to be as the in-form Ilkay Gundogan’s double gave City victory and kept their Treble on track.
It was the seventh time City have lifted the FA Cup – the joint-sixth most in the competition’s history along with Aston Villa, while Arsenal have the most with 14.