Manchester City has been on a relentless journey this season, breaking records and dominating every competition they’ve entered. Their attacking prowess led by the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, and Gabriel Jesus has been simply breathtaking.
With an unyielding defense marshaled by the rock-solid Ruben Dias, City has been virtually unstoppable. But tonight, they have a chance to etch their names in football folklore.
On the other hand, Inter enters this showdown with the weight of the underdog. They know the world expects them to succumb to City’s fearsome dominance, but that may just work in their favour. Boasting an experienced and gritty squad, led by the talismanic Romelu Lukaku and the mercurial Lautaro Martinez, Inter is no stranger to success in Europe. They have their eyes firmly set on a fourth European crown.
Walker on the bench for Man City in Istanbul. Gundogan leads the side in what could be his final appearance for the club, with Bernardo getting the nod over Mahrez on the right wing.
Dzeko starts up front for Inter against his former side, as Lukaku has to settle for a place among the substitutes. Mkhitaryan only fit enough for a place on the bench.