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Manchester City v Chelsea: bravura final battle is held up by healthy bottom line | Barney Ronay

These furiously evolving teams deserve their place in the final, but wealth of their owners and Premier League certainly helps Les Anglais sont arrivés. Yes, it’s that time of the year again. The darling buds of May are, with all due sense of caution, beginning to bloom. And the Premier League is all set for its annual European away day. First things first: the presence of two English clubs in the Champions League final is a source of huge pride and excitement for supporters of both teams. For Chelsea this is another high-water mark in the boom years, a season that has turned completely on its head after the rancour and impotence of midwinter. For longtime fans of Manchester City this represents a scarcely credible, beautifully executed journey’s end, more than a decade on from the complete making-over of the club. Related: N’Golo Kanté steals show for Chelsea even if forwards still lack cutting edge | Barney Ronay 1972 Uefa Cup: Tottenham 3-2 Wolves Related: Manchester City’s magisterial win a triumph of composure and philosophy | Jonathan Wilson Continue reading…
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