Particularly spicy: the Champions League final of the 2022/23 season will invite us to a particularly refreshing and lively meeting with different rivals who will meet for the first time against each other in a direct battle for the trophy with the big ears.
Last night (Wednesday) Manchester City defeated the outgoing champion Real Madrid, 0:4 in the return match in England, and advanced in style to the second final in two years.
Some interesting facts: Pep Guardiola still remembers that elimination to Inter in the semi-finals of the Champions League in 2010 when he was still in charge at Barcelona, and there is no doubt that the Catalan will come to get a little sweet revenge.
The last time Inter met an English team they also beat them, last season in the round of 16 of the champions 0:1 against Liverpool even though they were relegated to Reds.
And if Inter, who will arrive as a definite underdog, is looking to cheer up, then they have wonderful news. Every time Maccabi Haifa played in the group stage of the Champions League, another Italian team won, Milan 2002/03, Inter itself in 2009/10.
To remind you, the greens played in the championship this season as well.
One thing is certain, an interesting and fascinating final awaits us in Istanbul.