Manchester City are on the hunt for a historic treble after being crowned Premier League champions last month.

Pep Guardiola’s side face their city rivals, Manchester United, in the FA Cup Final at Wembley this weekend, before taking on Inter in the Champions League showpiece.

When is the Champions League Final?

The Champions League Final will take place on Saturday 10 June from the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul. Kick-off is at 8pm BST.

Full coverage of the game will be on on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, as well as the BT Sport app.

The good news for people who do not have a BT Sport subscription, however, is that the game will also be streamed live on the BT Sport website and YouTube channel.

What should we expect from the game?

City start as the undoubted favourites on the back of their stunning form since February, which saw them reel in long-time leaders Arsenal in the Premier League race and sweep aside Bayern Munich and Real Madrid in the Champions League knockout stage.

Before a much-weakened team – featuring a bunch of youth players – lost at Brentford 1-0 in a league match with little riding on it last Sunday, City went on a 25-match unbeaten run in all competitions, and won 20 of them. Along the way, they beat Madrid 4-0, Bayern 3-0 and Arsenal 4-1.

However, this would not be the first time City was expected to win the Champions League and fallen short.

They were beaten by Chelsea in the 2021 final, and crashed out in spectacular fashion to Madrid last year. They looked to be heading to the final after winning the first leg 4-3 at home and holding a 1-0 lead in the 90th minute at the Bernabeu. However, Rodrygo scored twice in the dying moments to send the tie to extra time, and Karim Benzema’s penalty completed a miraculous comeback – and remarkable capitulation for City.

Inter reached the final by cruising past their city neighbours Milan 3-0 aggregate in the semi-final, after knocking out Porto in the round-of-16 and Benfica in the quarters.

It has been a relatively soft route to the final for the Italian side, but they should not be counted out. They have won 10 of their last 11 games in all competitions and have a strong pedigree in the Champions League, last lifting the trophy in 2010.

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