We have a hunch for the UEFA Champions League final to be held at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. Manchester City lost to Chelsea 2-1 in the Premier League, but they still haven’t won the English championship. However, in the first half of the game, there was no indication of this. Pep Guardiola’s team had the advantage, which ultimately led to Raheem Sterling’s goal. In the second half, the Londoners quickened their pace, and in the 63rd minute they managed to maintain their balance. Manchester City feels as if they have run out of strength. Marcos Alonso attacked the hosts at the end of the game, thanks to Chelsea’s third place in the Premier League.
The meeting on Sunday may end in a completely different way. In the first half, minutes after Sterling shot, referee Anthony Taylor made a penalty kick against the hosts. Billy Gilmour fouled Gabriel Jesus in the penalty area. This decision is no different. Sergio Aguero tried to catch the ball and tried to score “Pananka”, but the result was terrible and Edouard Mendy handled the ball without problems.
The Argentine is the fourth city player to miss a penalty shootout this season. Previously, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Guendogan had problems. For the upcoming UEFA Champions League final, this is definitely a problem for Guardiola. In this final, the “Eleventh” competition may ultimately be decisive.
After the game, the Spanish coach commented on his striker’s bizarre penalty. However, he was free from criticism. -This is his decision. I told him to decide how to shoot and went all out. Guardiola said he decided to shoot like that. -Foul, but the judge’s opinion is different. I can’t say more. Sometimes we make mistakes…-he added. The Manchester City coach also mentioned the results of the game, which may also be a concern before the Champions League is about to resolve. -We will draw conclusions from this game. The 50-year-old concluded that at present, we will strive to win the points needed to win the Premier League.
After the meeting, Aguero himself decided to apologize to the fans and the team and asked him to speak on social media. -I want to apologize to my teammates, employees and fans. The New York City forward wrote on Twitter that this was a wrong decision and I take full responsibility for it.