Manchester City secured a decisive 3-0 victory against Urawa Red Diamonds in the Club World Cup semi-final at Red Sea Port City Jeddah. On a delightful evening, the European champions exhibited their excellence, reaffirming their claim as the best in the world. The upcoming finals against Brazilian champions Fluminense offer an opportunity to substantiate this title and solidify their standing.
Pep Guardiola is looking to add the only title that the club has never won under their belt. As the Spaniard chases history, this will also be the fifth title of Man City this year, a record feat not achieved by many.
“It’s the only title that the club don’t have,” Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said. ”The players know how important this game is for all of us at the club.”
Man City went into the finals with an easy show courtesy of goals from Marius Hoibraten, Mateo Kovačić and Bernardo Silva with the latter two coming in only a seven-minute span.
Manchester City may not have been their seldom self in the Premier League but when it comes to European competition or the Club World Cup, the champions of Europe have shown why they deserve to be stated as Champions of the world.