Manchester City and Chelsea, two English Premier League clubs, face each other this Saturday evening in Porto (9 p.m.), in the Champions League final.
Manchester City and Chelsea will be the actors of a final at the top of European football, this Saturday evening (9 p.m.), in Porto. Favorite of a 100% English final, Manchester City have the opportunity to win their first Champions League, the consecration hoped for by Pep Guardiola and his Emirati leaders, but Chelsea promises a fierce duel, like his vengeful coach Thomas Tuchel, finalist of the previous edition with Paris, before being disembarked last winter. For the occasion, RMC Sport relocates its branch to the Dragon stadium.
To know who from Manchester City or Chelsea will succeed Bayern Munich, go to RMC Sport 1 from 6 p.m. for an exceptional documentary on Riyad Mahrez, followed by the pre-game from 6:45 p.m., with all the information, team compositions, and analyzes of our consultants. The meeting will be commented on from 9 p.m., kick-off time, by Eric Di Meco and Jérôme Sillon. The match, which you can follow on the radio on RMC, as well as on the RMC Sport website and app, will also be broadcast unencrypted on RMC Story.
Guardiola expects to suffer
Manchester City have made an appointment with history. The beloved “Citizens” of the Gallagher brothers, leaders of the legendary Oasis group, intend to become the 23rd club to lift the “Big Ears Cup”. For Catalan coach Pep Guardiola, it is the reward of a five-year cycle which, despite ten national titles, seems unfinished without the C1. The prestigious technician, crowned twice on the Barça bench in 2009 and 2011, has experienced several disappointments in recent years, against Monaco (eighth, 2017), Tottenham (quarters, 2019) or Lyon (quarter, 2020), before returning to the final.
Under the leadership of the German technician, finalist with Paris Saint-Germain in August 2020 against Bayern Munich (1-0), Chelsea shines by relying on a steel defense that allowed them to eliminate Real (1 -1, 2-0) in the semi-finals. Despite signs of running out of steam, including a defeat in the England Cup final against Leicester (1-0), Thiago Silva’s teammates have the advantage of having beaten City twice in recent weeks: on April 17 in the FA Cup (1-0) then on May 8 in the league (2-1). And even if the Londoners do not start favorites, Pep Guardiola is convinced he will have to suffer to win the final.