Manchester City hit the training pitch ahead of Champions League final

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Manchester City hit the pitch at Ataturk Olympic Stadium to train on Friday as they gear up for the Champions League final against Inter Milan.

City are favourites against the Italian side on Saturday, a situation they also found themselves in against Chelsea in the final two years ago, only to surprisingly lose.

This time City are even bigger favourites to deliver as they look to secure a treble after winning the Premier League and seeing off Manchester United in the FA Cup final.

A City victory would match Manchester United’s Premier League/FA Cup/Champions League treble of 1999 while Inter are bidding to win the European prize for a fourth time.

Meanwhile, Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez is hoping to finish the best season of his career on a high by helping his side win their fourth Champions League title against Manchester City on Saturday to pair it with his World Cup triumph with Argentina.

The 25-year-old striker said he is over the injury problems he has had over the course of a long season and is looking forward to completing a dream campaign.

“I have the same feelings as in the World Cup final, only the jersey has changed,” Martinez told a press conference on Friday.

“These are the most important matches in the world of soccer and all players want to play them. The sensations are the same and we are prepared to the play game that we have to.

“We only got here thanks to hard work. The group we have is what matters, it is the most important thing. We’re at the last step and we need to seize this opportunity.”