UEFA Champions League 2023 final: How Inter reached Istanbul under Simone Inzaghi's resurgent leadership
Inter will face Manchester City on Saturday (3 p.m. ET onParamount+) in pursuit of their fourth Champions League title after winning in 1964, 1965 and the last one in 2010 when Jose Mourinho was in charge of the Italian side. That season they won the treble, becoming the first and still only Italian club ever to win all the three major competitions in the same year. Thirteen years later, Inter are back in the final and, despite being huge underdogs, can dream of something that was totally unexpected at the beginning of the season, when the team coached by Simone Inzaghi ended up in the same group stage as Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona. How did Inter get to Istanbul? We recap their route to this year's showpiece event in Turkey, and don't our recap of Man City's path to the title as well.
Simone Inzaghi's side ended up in second place during the 2021-22 Serie A season, when Inter lost the Scudetto on the last matchday of the season, while city rivals AC Milan won the title. Inter qualified for the Champions League's group stage for the fifth year in a row, while during the season Inter were eliminated by Liverpool in the round of 16.