Manchester City vs Fluminense turned out to be a one-sided match as the Cityzens dominated the whole game. Both Manchester City and their Manager, Pep Guardiola make history in Saudi Arabia by adding a new trophy to their cabinet.
Guardiola led the Barcelona team to two Club World Cup glory and did it for Bayern Munich in his first season in the Bundesliga, and also made it happen as a city coach.
It only took the Cityzens 40 seconds to put the ball in the back of the net of Fluminense. Julian Alvarez scored the first goal with his chest and an own goal made it 2-0 before the first 30 minutes of the encounter.
Alvarez was at his best again in the 72 minutes. He made incredible efforts to put a cross in the opponent’s box and lucky for him, Phil Foden put the ball in the net to make it 3-0. The Argentinian was not done yet as he delivered a superb finishing in the 88 minutes to put the score at 4 – nil.
Meanwhile, the Manchester City vs Fluminense match presented an opportunity for Pep to seal his name as the most successful coach in the tournament. He has won the most Club World Cups, four, and also led teams that scored the most goals in the competition final. His Barcelona and Manchester City teams are the only teams to score four at the final of the tournament.
Being at the tournament final and eventually being crowned the champions added to the memorable moments for the City team in 2023. And the year could be described as the most successful year in the club’s history.
Also, the Manchester City vs Fluminense match made it two consecutive defeats for the Brazilian club against the English clubs. Chelsea Football Club in 2022 defeated Palmeiras, representing CONMEBOL as the reigning champions of the Copa Libertadores.