London In England, Pep Guardiola has won all titles with Manchester City. In the grand finale of the Champions League, however, the club is missing. But in the FA Cup final, there was no nakedness.
Manchester City was the first club in England to win the national league championship, league cup and FA Cup. The team of former Bayern coach Pep Guardiola prevailed on Saturday in London's Wembley Stadium in the FA Cup final with 6-0 (2-0) against Watford through. Gabriel Jesus (38., 68.) and Raheem Sterling (81. 87 minutes) with a brace and David Silva (26), Kevin De Bruyne (61.) scored the goals for the favorite, who did not feel sorry for the Club of English pop legend Elton John had. The musician is honorary president there.
In the grand finale at Wembley, Ilkay Gündogan was in the starting XI, Leroy Sané came in the 73rd minute for his national team-mate.
Never before has an English men's team won all sorts of titles on the island, the "Domestic Treble". "We have an incredible year behind us," said coach Guardiola. The Spaniard was pleased with the historic success: "We were the first." Captain Vincent Kompany said: "What a season. What a great club. "
The perfect season missed Manchester, however, by the early quarter-final in the Champions League against Tottenham Hotspur. The Manchester conqueror now fights against Liverpool with coach Jürgen Klopp for the crown of European club football. "I'm successful in the leagues, but I have not yet reached my standards in the Champions League," the 48-year-old starter from Spain had said before the FA Cup final in Wembley.
Whether Sané and Gündogan will be present at the next attack in the Champions League, but seems questionable. The two German internationals are traded as departures at Man City.
Also threatens a Champions League ban. Investigations for violations of the Financial Fair Play could result in an exclusion from the premier class. Guardiola believes in the discussion firmly to the innocence of his club bosses. "I know exactly what happened, I know exactly what they did and I trust them a lot," Guardiola had said.
Manchester City defended their championship title last weekend in the heart-stopping final with Liverpool. In February the Skyblues won in the League Cup by beating Chelsea on penalties – but in the English Champions League final in Madrid on June 1, the best team this season is on the island only spectators.