Dodgy results and a promising season coming unglued, Man City look to have conceded the title, following a bizarre 3-3 draw against Napoli. In that same week they went down 2-1 to Inter and potentially conceded their last chance of a trophy.
The second leg then became the most important game in Man City's history. To stay relevant, to stay as a threat. Nerves abounded!
...and they conceded after just 6 minutes!
Up against it, and knowing that a second goal for Inter would kill them off, they pushed forward. 5 minutes later, Zlatan had brought them level with a scrappy goal in the area. On the hour mark, that strength came into play again as he grabbed his second of the game.
A tense finish brought extra time and tired players failing to find the net. The biggest penalty shoot out of these players lives.
Tevez stepped up and scored for Inter, Ibra answering with his first pen for City. Pavluychenko saw Buffon save his penalty while Schweinsteiger made a mess of his second.
All square as Bastos out the pressure back on City, but Suarez made no mistake despite Neuer guessing correctly.
2-2 with two left. RVP stepping up...and smashing against the post. An opening for City, Sanchez stepping up....and hitting the post in the same manner, disaster, was that the big chance?
Poulsen stepped up for Inter, anxious not to repeat what RVP had done, he went for the other side...and smashed the opposite post!
One more chance for City...and it was the new man at the back, Vermaelen, who waited for Neuer to move, and calmly rolled his penalty into the corner. Cue a wave of relief and emotion as Manchester City are crowned the DC Champions!
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