Simone Inzaghi insists his Inter Milan side have a 'special plan' to stop Erling Haaland
The last time a team began a Champions League final as unfancied as Inter Milan, we were also in Istanbul.
Eighteen years ago, Liverpool played AC Milan here having not even finished in the top four of the Premier League and we all know what happened.
For Inter, Italys third-best team, the scale of the task against Manchester City is clear.
Some bookmakers are offering odds as generous as 4-1, which is quite something in a two-horse race. But just as Liverpool triumphed in the Ataturk Stadium in 2005, so Inter have travelled here in hope this time.
This is a huge opportunity for us to rewrite history, said coach Simone Inzaghi. We know how difficult its going to be. You say we are underrated and its an important point. We have played 56 matches this season and this will be the 57th. We have had difficult moments, injuries and defeats. But we stayed together and showed heart and commitment. That commitment has got us here to Istanbul.