Man City face Chelsea in an all-English Champions League Final on Saturday, and all the pre-match buildup. This is for the football fans. Thankfully 16,000 fans will fly to Porto’s Estadio do Dragao in Portugal to watch the European showpiece.
This is the big game, the one we have all been looking forward to. It is the last game for our teams before we get the Euro’s and the tension is so high. There’s so much riding on this game, Pep needs to live up to his won demands and pressure.
UEFA Champions League Final live stream: the all-English final kicks off at 8pm BST
What about Thomas Tuchal, well he needs some silverware to buy some credibility with the Chelsea faithful and of course the big man himself, Roman Abramovich.
Man City keeper Ederson is ready though, after the drama in the Europa League final, you know that other one that Man United lost, Ederson has said he will be a penalty taker in the Champions League final if there is a penalty shoot-out: “I don’t need to train that much, but the fifth one, I’m taking it. The last one, the decisive, I’ll ask for it.”
By around 10 ish tonight we should know which city we will be painted Blue.
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