In a hard-fought final at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Rodri fired the winning goal that led Manchester City to claim their long-awaited Champions League glory and complete the treble with a 1-0 victory over Inter Milan.
The midfielder showcased his prowess in the 68th minute, rifling home a decisive shot as Premier League winners City gradually wore down their Italian opponents. Despite being strong favorites, City faced a formidable Inter side determined to absorb pressure and put up a fight.
City had a fortunate escape just before the hour mark when Manuel Akanji reacted slowly to a pass from Silva, allowing Lautaro Martinez to charge into the box. However, they capitalized on this reprieve and seized the lead shortly after Alessandro Bastoni deflected a John Stones cross dangerously close to his own goal.
The City fans responded with a mix of celebration and relief, but their nerves were tested minutes later when Dimarco’s looping header struck the crossbar and then rebounded off Lukaku. Foden had an opportunity to solidify City’s control when he surged into the area, but Onana made a remarkable save to deny him.
In the closing stages, City survived a scare as Lukaku’s header struck Ederson’s legs and was cleared off the line by Ruben Dias. The final whistle unleashed a wave of jubilant celebrations, as Manchester City’s quest for European glory finally came to fruition.