Player ratings like Ederson and Rodri win Champions League glory

Manchester City are European champions at last, having beaten Inter Milan 1-0 at the Ataturk Stadium to lift the Champions League trophy.

Unsurprisingly, the Premier League side dominated the game and created more chances, but their Serie A opponents fought relentlessly and held them off for long periods, only for Rodri to score the winner at half-time. of the second half.

Here are the Ataturk Stadium player ratings.

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Ederson, 8. Poor footwork early on gave Inter a couple of starts, but he made a great one-on-one save from Martinez within the hour. His biggest save, however, came with just two minutes to go: a reaction save from Lukaku’s header from just yards away. Another late save also on a last corner to secure the win.

Manuel Akanji, 7. He had a very good first hour but then inexplicably left the ball with no one behind him to give away a chance.

Ruben Dias, 8. The calmest and most confident of City’s three deepest, with stern challenges on Dzeko when necessary and reliable blackouts.

Nathan Ake, 7. Fairly calm and confident defensively, he worked hard to close space and was diligent with his passes. He did the necessary work.

John Stones, 8. Often found himself the free man in the middle with time to change and space to move, and he was always positive in doing so. Very good performance.

Rodri, 8. Excellent with his passes when City were in control, dominating the trailing back to block channels and gain possession once they were ahead. Oh, and he was the one who scored the vital first goal.

Bernardo Silva, 8. He started the game positively and always looked like the most likely player to unlock full defense. The eventual cross from him was half cleared for the first goal. He hardworking, fighter and technically excellent throughout the game.

Ilkay Gundogan, 7. He put in a very diligent turn without starring or being more dangerous in the final third. A performance to ensure that his team never seemed to lose.

Kevin de Bruyne, 6. Created a couple of starts and shot on goal, but strained his hamstring doing so. Subtitled before the break.

Jack Grealish, 6. Dumfries kept him mostly quiet, except for a couple of free throws. He never really got into the game on a regular basis and was frustrated when decisions didn’t go his way.

Erling Haaland, 7. A real sight in the first half hour and forced a save with a powerful shot. For the most part though, he played a support role giving passes to teammates or occupying defenders to make room for others.

substitutes: P Foden 6, K Walker n/a

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Andre Onana, 7. He got up well to save Haaland on the half hour mark and had safe hands throughout, but didn’t stand a chance with Rodri’s fizzer in the corner. He kept his team in the game, saving him from Foden.

Matteo Darmian, 7. Positionally good and backed up Dumfries when Grealish tried to run infield.

Francesco Acerbi, 7. As aggressive at the back as ever, one of the first to make sure all his teammates followed the plan and went out without a break.

Alessandro Bastoni, 7. Great in the air, he won everything that went well for him. Substitute when his team needed to go out and look for a goal.

Denzel Dumfries, 6. He worked very hard against Grealish but never delivered much in the final third and squandered a great opportunity to cross with three waiting.

Nicolo Barella, 6. He had a wonderful opportunity in the first half to shoot the goalkeeper from distance, but he was miserably wrong. Relentless as always in the center of the field but lacking in quality this time in his pass and shot.

Marcelo Brozovic, 6. Quiet, really. He ran the game well and filled the holes defensively, but he didn’t really control things at any point and he wasn’t as aggressive as he can be out of possession either.

Hakan Calhanoglu, 5. He missed the game, really. He worked hard but never made any impact.

Federico Dimarco, 8. A fantastic start throughout the first half, breaking forward to win the play behind and crossing dangerously on more than one occasion. What a bad luck not equalizing, hitting the crossbar with a header.

Lautaro Martínez, 5. He spurned Inter’s great opportunity at game time when he was allowed to run one-on-one. He just wasn’t up to the task tonight.

Edin Dzeko, 6. Hardworking and defensive backup, but didn’t really get into the game and was substituted after the break.

substitutes: R Lukaku 4, R Gosens 6, R Bellanova 6, H Mkhitaryan n/a, D D’Ambrosio n/a

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