Man City vs Inter Milan Champions League final predicted line-ups, team news, injuries, and suspensions. The 2022/23 UEFA Champions League final will be played on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. The match will kick off at 8 pm UK time.
Manchester City will face Inter Milan in the final. City reached the final after defeating Real Madrid 5-1 on aggregate in the semifinals, while Inter defeated AC Milan 3-0 on aggregate.
Possible XI: Ederson; Walker, Rúben Dias, Akanji; Stones, Rodri; Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne, Gündoğan, Grealish; Haaland
Doubt: Aké (hamstring)
As was the case in 2021, Pep Guardiola has relied on a settled side in the latter stages of this season’s competition, fielding the same XI in the round of 16 return game against Leipzig as well as both legs of their quarter-final victory over Bayern. Kyle Walker, drafted in for the injured Nathan Aké against Real Madrid in the last four, performed magnificently and will be hard to displace in Istanbul. Manuel Akanji may be the man to make way if the Dutchman recovers in time for the showpiece, but further changes are unlikely.
Possible XI: Onana; Darmian, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Lautaro Martínez, Džeko
Out: Škriniar (back)
Doubt: Mkhitaryan (thigh)
After a few tweaks during the course of the season, Inzaghi now seems to be clear on his starting XI – it is hard to envisage him erring for the side that started both legs of the semi-finals. Romelu Lukaku has come close to top form in recent weeks, however, and may give his coach a couple of sleepless nights in deciding who partners Lautaro Martínez up front. Marcelo Brozović could also feature, in place of either Hakan Çalhanoğlu or Henrikh Mkhitaryan if the latter is not passed fit. Stefan de Vrij, Robin Gosens, and Joaquín Correa are all likely to come off the bench
This will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides. City has never won the Champions League, while Inter have won it three times, most recently in 2010.
City are the favorites to win the final. They have been the best team in Europe this season, and they have a wealth of attacking talent, including Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne, and Jack Grealish.
Inter are the underdogs, but they are a dangerous side. They are well-organized defensively, and they have a number of attacking threats, including Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez.
The final is sure to be a close and exciting match. City are the favorite, but Inter has the potential to cause an upset