Knocking out Paris Saint-Germain with a 2-0 win at the Etihad, Manchester City booked themselves a ticket for their first ever Champions League final.
Led by Pep Guardiola, the Premier League side have been striving to win the competition for quite some time now, throwing tons of money at the squad in order to get the players required to challenge for a chance at lifting the mighty trophy.
They are now closer than ever, and will face either Chelsea or Real Madrid in Istanbul, with the other semi-final currently standing at 1-1.
Over in Spain, those close to the La Liga giants will be hoping they make it to yet another final under Zinedine Zidane, who has a knack of getting his team to surpass expectations in key moments.
🚨 El EDITORIAL de @jpedrerol:
👏"Guardiola, en 5 años, ha conseguido llegar a una final de la Champions".
😎"Zidane, en 5 años, ha ganado 3".
— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) May 5, 2021
That’s never gone unnoticed, and El Chiringuito presenter Josep Pedrerol used it as his main argument when having a go at Manchester City, whom he dislikes even more after they were part of the group of clubs who disbanded from the Super League project.
He said: “Guardiola has made history. He’s qualified City for a Champions League final. Their owners from Abu Dhabi have invested a lot of money over the past five years to get there. There are reasons to celebrate. Guardiola is really close to winning the Champions League. He last won it at Barcelona, with Messi’s Barcelona.
“In front of him could be Zidane’s Real Madrid, hopefully. A head to head between two of the best managers in the world. Guardiola has made it to one Champions League final in the last five years. Zidane, in five years, has won it three times. The debate is over”.