Manchester City can become the eighth European club to win a continental based on a prediction by beating Inter on Saturday. What kind of company will they be keeping?
Man City will join Man United, Bayern, Barcelona, PSV, Ajax, Celtic and Inter Milan are the only winners across Europe if they beat them on Saturday, of the nine trebles in history, five have come since 2009 In European history, only seven teams have won the European Cup, as well as their domestic top flight and premier cup competition. However, it is becoming more common.
Barcelona and Bayern both won their first trebles this century but each has since gone on to repeat the feat more recently, contributing to the fact that five of the nine clean sweeps across the continent have come since 2009.
Before that, Sir Ferguson’s famous Man United side of 1999 had been the only team since Hiddink’s PSV some 11 years earlier to have won all three trophies in the same season. Here’s the full roll call of teams Man City would be joining and how those previous history makers managed it.
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