Manchester City of the English Premier League (EPL) is approaching the historic ‘Treble’.
Man City defeated Real Madrid 4-0 in the second leg of the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) in the 2022-23 season held on the 18th. They won the first and second games 5-1 on aggregate and settled in the final.
And they are running first in the EPL with 85 points. Second place Arsenal has 81 points. But Arsenal have one more game to play. Man City can confirm the championship if they win against Chelsea on the 22nd. Also, Manchester City are in the FA Cup final. On the 3rd of next month, we will play against league rival Manchester United.
If Manchester City win all three competitions, they can complete the treble for the first time since Manchester United in 1999. It is the second honor in English football history.
At this time, when expectations for Man City’s treble were at their peak, a person who poured ‘cold water’ appeared. Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher.
Carragher has mentioned that Manchester City’s treble could become meaningless altogether. It doesn’t mean that Man City won’t be able to do the treble, but it means that even if they do, if they are punished, the meaning will disappear. He came out with charges of violating Man City’s Financial Fair Play (FFP). It’s like touching Man City’s shame.스포츠토토
In February, the EPL Secretariat said, “Man City have been charged with more than 100 FFP violations in nine seasons from the 2009-10 season to the 2017-18 season.” If Manchester City’s violation is proven, it could be fined, points deducted, or even expelled from the EPL in the worst case.
“I hope I’m not guilty of any of the 115 charges that make it all worthless,” Carragher wrote on his social media post.
In response, Britain’s ‘Daily Star’ interpreted, “Carragher was warning the Manchester City club and Manchester City fans not to get too excited about the treble.”