The presentation ceremony is underway in Porto, the sunset long since turned to dusk. It’s a long night for Manchester City, who head up to collect their medals, trudging slowly.
They’ll be back stronger next season, surely, but it is not the ending they intended. They finish as domestic double winners – but the one they most crave is not theirs. Instead, it goes to a Premier League rival fast making themselves a regular thorn in their side.
Chelsea win the 2021 Champions League