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Man City 1-0 Inter Milan: Player ratings as Rodri seals historic treble

By Mohamed Moallim

Published: 22:00, 10 June 2023

Pep Guardiola and Manchester City etched their names into football immortality after winning the European Cup at the expense of Inter Milan.

The newly-crowned European champions secured a historic treble, becoming the eighth different club on this continent to do so, while their manager has now unprecedentedly achieved this feat with two different teams.

Not many fancied Inter in tonight’s Champions League final and those pre-game thoughts were realised as City ran out 1-0 winners.

Here’s how the players rated at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium:

Man City

Ederson – 7.5 – Looked nervy at times but pulled off an outstanding save right at the end.

Nathan Aké – 6.5 – He’s come on leaps and bounds this season and the Dutchman capped off an impressive campaign with a disciplined performance.

Rúben Dias – 8 – Another solid defensive performance from arguably the best centre-back in English football.

Manuel Akanji – 7 – Given the nod ahead of Walker and the former Borussia Dortmund man did not let his manager down.

Rodri – 8.5 – Broke the deadlock with a stunning curling effort from just inside the box.

John Stones – 8 – His newfound position and role has befuddled many a team including Inter this evening. 

Jack Grealish – 6.5 – Had a fascinating battle with Dutch wing-back Denzel Dumfries which he often won.

Ilkay Gündogan – 6 – The first German player to captain a non-Bundesliga team in a European Cup/Champions League final. A much quiet game but he never really stopped running.

Kevin De Bruyne – 5 – Another final which saw the mercurial Belgian playmaker not see 90 minutes. De Bruyne’s influence, though, was limited during his brief stay.

Bernardo Silva – 5.5 – Had the game’s first real effort on goal. That proved to be his most notable contribution.

Erling Haaland – 6 – Just like a week ago, the lethal Norwegian didn’t find the net but his mere presence kept Inter’s defence on high alert.


Phil Foden (for De Bruyne 35) – 6.5 – Tasked with finishing the job De Bruyne started and nearly doubled City’s lead.

Kyle Walker (for Stones 82) – N/A – A late sub.

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André Onana – 6.5 – Palmed away Erling Haaland’s first-time shot deep into the first half. Nothing he could have done to stop Rodri’s effort.

Alessandro Bastoni – 6 – Crucially for Inter this evening he was at the right place at the right time or it would have been 

Francesco Acerbi – 5 – Haaland kept him on his toes but even when not dealing with City’s marksman he was rash in his play.

Matteo Darmian – 4.5 – Started promising before tailing off.

Federico Dimarco – 5 – Unlucky to not have equalised. First saw a header come off the crossbar before Lukaku blocked his follow-up seconds later.

Hakan Çalhanoglu – 4 – Ineffective on home soil much to his disappointment.

Marcelo Brozovic – 4.5 – The first Croatian player to captain a side in a European Cup/CL final. His metronomic presence enabled Inter to have some breathing room amid City’s relentless pressure.

Nicolò Barella – 5 – First to enter the referee’s book following an unlawful challenge on Foden.

Denzel Dumfries – 4.5 – Wasn’t his usual flying self down Inter’s right flank which is a credit to Grealish and City’s pressure game.

Lautaro Martínez – 5.5 – Led solidly from the front. Martínez’s incessant need to press gave City’s backline pause for thought. However it was going forward, his decision-making, which is going to be looked back on.

Edin Dzeko – 5 – He did not provide a scoring threat but won seven of his 11 duels.


Romelu Lukaku (for Dzeko 56) – 4.5 – Had a shot that Ederson comfortably saved before producing a wasteful effort.

Raoul Bellanova (for Dumfries 76) – N/A – A late sub.

Robin Gosens (for Bastoni 76) – N/A – A late sub.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (for Çalhanoglu 84) – N/A – A late sub.

Danilo D’Ambrosio (for Darmian 84) – N/A – A late sub.