In the end, Manchester City won the Club World Cup final 4-0 over Fluminense

Manchester City defeated Brazilian team Fluminense 4-0 in the final to earn their first FIFA Club World Cup championship in Jeddah

Premier League and European champions Man City

Julian Alvarez’s unconventional finish put the Premier League and European champions ahead inside the first sixty seconds at King Abdullah Sports City, and City would lead the game the entire way.

Before the half, Phil Foden’s cross-shot was deflected home by Fluminense captain Nino, doubling City’s lead. Foden then finished calmly to make it 3-0 after the break.

Final score between Man City and Fluminense Man City

Final Score: Man City: 0—Foden Fluminense: 0—with goals from Alvarez twice, Nino (O.G.), and Foden. L-ups:Man City (4-2-3-1): Foden (Nunes, 82), Silva, Grealish — Alvarez; Ederson — Walker, Stones (Gvardiol, 75), Dias, Ake (Bobb, 86); Rodri (Akanji, 75); Lewis (Kovacic, 65).

Fluminense (4-2-3-1): Arias, Ganso (Lima, 65), Keno (Kennedy, 45), Cano — Xavier, Nino (Marlon, 75), Melo (Barbosa, 65), Marcelo (Alexander, 65) — Andre, Martinelli

Although Guardiola will be concerned by Rodri’s late injury, Alvarez’s outstanding close-range goal sealed the victory.

Erling Haaland’s injury Man City

Without Haaland, the city faces its final test.
Erling Haaland’s injury was the main concern for City as they prepared for their FIFA Club World Cup journey to Saudi Arabia.

Guardiola did not take a chance on the Norwegian in an attempt to save him for City’s Premier League comeback later this month, but he was not missed because of the depth of the team.

In the championship game, Julian Alvarez spearheaded City’s offensive, and his two goals highlight his versatility as a stand-in for his record-breaking partner.

Guardiola’s lineup Man City

With ten goals already this season, the Argentine sensation is a mainstay in Guardiola’s lineup. If they are to win another triple, he will need all of his players to come together in 2024.

Guardiola must win the Premier League title in January.
At the beginning of 2024, City won’t be leading the Premier League; instead, Liverpool and Arsenal will be fighting for the title of champions.

The Christmas leader has emerged as the ultimate champion in ten of the previous fourteen Premier League seasons, and City has experience being both the leader and the chaser.

But City must get off to a fast start after their Club World Cup comeback, since they have two league games scheduled before the end of 2023.

EFL Championship Man City

2024 will begin with an FA Cup matchup between Huddersfield Town of the EFL Championship and Sheffield United, a team that Guardiola will be confident can win both at home and away from Everton.

With a Manchester derby scheduled for the beginning of March, City will be looking to build on their winning streak upon their return from the Premier League break in January.

Highlights of Man City vs. Fluminense with commentary
Fantastic performance by City in Jeddah as Julian Alvarez’s double kick starts and ends a momentous evening for Pep Guardiola’s team as they win the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time!

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