Proto (Portugal): The UEFA Champions League features arguably the most important match of the season as Pep Guardiola's Manchester City lock horns with Chelsea at the Estadio do Dragao here on Saturday.
The two Premier League giants have been impressive this season and could mark a landmark moment in their history this weekend.
Manchester City have been exceptional under Pep Guardiola this season. They have already managed to win both the Premier League and the Carabao Cup during the campaign. The Cityzens are a tactically robust unit and could win the first UEFA Champions League trophy in their history on Saturday.
Chelsea, on the other hand, have been a resurgent force under Thomas Tuchel and managed a top-four finish this season. The Blues have been a thorn in Manchester City's side and could complete their renaissance with a victory in this fixture.
Josep Guardiola has won all three of the UEFA Champions League finals he has been involved in as a player and coach, and as his Manchester City side take on Chelsea, is looking to underline his place in football history by becoming one of the tiny band of coaches to have won Europe's top competition with two teams.
Ahead of the decider in Porto, the 50-year-old tells UEFA.com how he defied expectations to bring his free-flowing style to England, and how his time at Barcelona continues to inform his principles.
While, on the other hand a runner-up last season with Paris, Thomas Tuchel has made it to the UEFA Champions League final for the second season in a row, Chelsea thriving since he took command in January.
Chelsea have an impressive record against Manchester City and have won 70 matches out of a total of 168 games played between the two teams. Manchester City have managed 59 victories against Chelsea and have a point to prove in this fixture.
The previous meeting between the two teams took place in the Premier League earlier this month and ended in a 2-1 victory for Chelsea. The Blues also dumped Manchester City out of the FA Cup this year and will want a similar result this weekend
The 47-year-old has already come up against Josep Guardiola’s Manchester City side twice since he moved to London, winning both games, but as he told UEFA.com, he is not taking any comfort as his side bid to become champions of Europe for a second time.
Did You Know?
The Champions League final will be the eighth to be contested by two clubs from the same nation, and the third time two English clubs have done so (after Chelsea v Man Utd 2008 and Liverpool v Tottenham 2019).
This is the third year running a team will play in the Champions League final for the first time (Tottenham in 2019, PSG in 2020, Manchester City in 2021).