When United beat Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final in April 1999, Sir Alex Ferguson’s side had reason to believe they could achieve the unthinkable, the great treble. And Man City’s 4-1 victory over the Gunners recently also helped Pep Guardiola’s team dream of the same.
Man City is 11 games away from greatness and removes the word “unique” from Man United, as the Red Devils are the only English club to win the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in the same season. Man City have made history under Guardiola by winning the domestic treble as well as becoming the only team to win 100 points in a single season in the Premier League, but only Man United have won the real treble. hitherto.
Coach Erik ten Hag’s side will have a chance to stop Man City’s dream by beating their neighbor in the FA Cup final on June 3. However, Man City is currently showing scary form. After the destructive victory over Arsenal, the Etihad Stadium team has affirmed a different level, and has reason to be confident in make the impossible possible.
Man City are currently in complete control of the title race in the Premier League. They are holding the opportunity to win England 3 consecutive seasons. But of course, Guardiola’s teachers and students will aim even further, to win the Champions League for the first time in history, and beat even Man United in the FA Cup final to complete the treble. They will not be satisfied. please if you do not achieve 1 of these 2 goals.
Out of the remaining 11 matches of the season, Man City have 7 matches in the league, 1 match in the FA Cup and 3 matches in the Champions League (if they reach the final). And looking back, only Man United at Wembley and Real Madrid in the two Champions League semi-finals could stand in the way of Pep’s army.
Man City are unbeaten in 17 matches in all competitions and their remaining league rivals are Fulham, West Ham United, Leeds United, Everton, Chelsea, Brighton and Brentford. It is difficult for Man City to drop the score if looking at their destructive form. And don’t forget, Arsenal want to do miracles will have to win the remaining 5 matches.
In the Champions League, Madrid is a formidable opponent and the real test of Man City’s dream. But if they overcome Carlo Ancelotti’s teachers and students, it is difficult to imagine that Inter Milan or AC Milan can beat the Etihad Stadium team in Istanbul. So it’s probably all headed for their FA Cup final against Man United. The Red Devils are improving markedly in the hands of Erik ten Hag and have also beaten Man City in the Premier League this season.
Success beckons Man City in the Premier League over the past decade, but to achieve greatness, they must win the treble.
Minh Tuan | 19:55 April 27, 2023