Edin Dzeko: From Man City hero to the one who could ruin their dream
Edin Dzeko scored the other late goal for Manchester City on May 13, 2012 a goal that no one recalls as well as what followed two minutes later at the Etihad Stadium when Queens Park Rangers collapsed again and the course of English football changed.
Then just 26, Dzeko was in a familiar position in his City career that afternoon a substitute who had come on for the last part of the game, in this case with his team in a heightened state of emergency. It was Dzeko who scored the equaliser before Sergio Agueros winner clinched a first league title for the club in 44 years, and began what would eventually become the era of Abu Dhabi-owned Citys domestic dominance.
Eleven years later and aged 37, Dzeko is in the Inter Milan team who stand between City and a treble in Saturday nights Champions League final in Istanbul. He does so at what might be the end of an astonishing career for a player who grew up in wartime Sarajevo. His goals at Wolfsburg, City and now Inter mean that he is the only player in history to score 50 or more in three of Europes big five leagues.