Manchester City beat Sevilla via penalty kicks 5-4 after playing 1-1 for 90 minutes, Thursday (17/8/2023), at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium, Athens, Greece. This is the first European Super Cup trophy in history. Then, what are the facts regarding Man City’s success in winning the 2023 European Super Cup? Here’s the review.
Manchester City Champions League Domination
Since it was first held in 1973, this event has always brought together the Champions League winners with the European League champions (formerly the UEFA Cup) or Winners Cup. However, that does not mean that the previous season’s Champions League winners will automatically come out as champions. Even so, the Champions League winner the previous season, was very dominant. Noted, the champions have won 28 times, including the most recent is Man City.
Pep Guardiola Always Win The Trophy
Man City’s success in winning the 2023 European Super Cup has helped extend the coach’s good record, Pep Guardiola. The man from Spain always wins every time he takes part in the European Super Cup. This is Guardiola’s fourth chance at the European Super Cup. Three previous wins were achieved with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011 and Bayern Munich in 2013. He has now equaled Carlo Ancelotti’s record, which has won four times.
England Beat Italy
Man City adds to the trophy collection for English clubs in the European Super Cup. Now, the Premier League has won the European Super Cup 10 times since it was held in 1973, as well as surpassing Italy, which has only nine times. However, that number is still inferior to Spanish clubs. The champions from Matador Country have won the European Super Cup 16 times!.
Manchester City match Man United’s achievements
This one trophy made Man City equal its neighbors, Man United. The Red Devils have participated in the European Super Cup three times, but they were only able to win once in 1991. In fact, Man United could not even win the European Super Cup title when they won the treble winners in 1999. Meanwhile, Man City actually added to their collection to four trophies, in the same year they won the treble.
Meanwhile, City immediately became champions at the first opportunity. They follow in the footsteps of Aston Villa, Aberdeen, Steaua Bucharest, KV Mechelen, Lazio, Parma, Galatasaray and Zenit Saint Petersburg.