Abdul Qadir Saeed
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
After thousands of nights since the last celebration in Manchester City of City’s qualification for a European Final, the celebrations are back in 2021.
Manchester City reached the Champions League final for the first time in its history after beating Paris Saint-Germain back and forth and winning the aggregate of the two matches (4-1).
Manchester City has not appeared in any European final since its last appearance in 1970 when it played in the European Cup Winners’ Cup final against Polish side Jornik Zabze.
That night, Manchester City won 2-1 and embraced its first and last European title, until dreams of achieving a new European title in 2021 by reaching the Champions League final were renewed.
And Manchester City became the owner of the longest absence between two UEFA finals in history, setting a new record (51 years).
The record was set by Sporting Lisbon, who missed 51 years between his appearances in the European Cup Winners’ Cup final in 1964 and the UEFA Cup 2005.
Manchester City had recorded another historic absence period between the last two Premier League crowns (44 years) when they won the Premier League title in 2012 in the last moments of the season at the expense of Manchester United.
Manchester City’s victory over Paris Saint-Germain also gave him a historical record as he became the English club with the most consecutive matches in any European competition, with 7 wins in a row.