On 18 May 2023, all eyes were on Etihad Stadium as Manchester City took on Real Madrid in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final. The first leg ended 1-1 in Madrid. So, another enthralling battle was waiting for fans. However, City did not disappoint the home crowd as they crushed Real 4-0.
Thus, they qualified for the final with an aggregate score of 5-1. Now, they will take on Inter Milan in the final of the competition on 10 June in Istanbul. After this win, City’s unbeaten streak is now extended to 23 games across all competitions. Jack Grealish was one of the star performers as after the win, he said: “When we’re all together and playing, especially at home, we feel unstoppable.”
“Even in the league, we feel nobody can beat us.” – Jack Grealish
Grealish said: “Unbelievable. Just to be in this moment is so nice. I don’t think many teams can do that to Real Madrid but when we’re all together and playing, especially at home, we feel unstoppable.”
“I saw a stat the other day about how many Champions League games we’ve won at home compared to away, I couldn’t believe it. When we play here in front of our fans, we feel unstoppable. Even in the league, we feel nobody can beat us. You see what we’ve done to Bayern Munich, Leipzig and tonight, it’s unbelievable,” the City player concluded.
When asked about this comment to Pep Guardiola, he said: “I don’t like that, no. Every team is stoppable if you do what you have to do. It’s nice the players feel that, but football can change from one game to another. You have to stay calm. I would like to give the players two days off, but I cannot give them one because the Premier League is there.” Manchester City are currently leading the race to win the Premier League title with 85 points in 35 games. In the last three matches, they will face Chelsea (Home), Brighton (Away), and Brentford (Away).