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A history of European finals between English and Italian clubs

As Man City prepare to take on Inter in the Champions League final, we have taken a look at every previous European Final between English and Italian teams.

Manchester City are 9/20 in Full Time Result to pick up the victory that would complete the treble in the Champions League Final, while the draw is priced at 15/4 and Inter are 11/2 to claim the trophy for the first time since 2010.

England currently lead the head-to-head against Italy in European finals 6-4, with West Ham having the most recent bragging rights after prevailing in the Europa Conference League Final against Fiorentina on Wednesday night.

Below we have gone through all 10 previous European finals:

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup

The very first European final between English and Italian sides came in the 1960/61 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

Roma managed to overcome Birmingham City 4-2 over the two legs, drawing 2-2 at St Andrew's before winning 2-0 at the Stadio Olimpico.

In 1970/71, the 13th and final Fairs Cup saw Leeds United get the better of Juventus on away goals, with the Whites drawing 2-2 in Turin before a 1-1 stalemate at Elland Road.

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup

The UEFA Cup Winners' Cup ran from 1960 until 1999 and there were only ever two finals involving teams from England and Italy, the first coming in 1972/73 when AC Milan edged out Leeds 1-0 at the Kaftanzoglio Stadium in Thessaloniki, Greece.

It was not until 1993/94 when teams from these two nations locked horns again, as Alan Smith's 20th-minute strike was enough to hand Arsenal a 1-0 victory over Parma at Parken Stadium, Copenhagen.

European Cup/Champions League

Liverpool have been involved in all four European Cup/Champions League finals between English and Italian clubs, with the first coming in 1983/84 when the Reds beat Roma on penalties after the scores were level at 1-1 after extra-time.

Phil Neal, Graeme Souness, Ian Rush and Alan Kennedy all converted from the spot in the 4-2 shootout victory, as Bruno Conti and Francesco Graziani both missed for the Giallorossi.

The Merseyside outfit were again in final action in the following campaign (1984/85), but it turned out to be a truly dreadful night at the Heysel Stadium, Brussels, as a 1-0 loss to Juventus was rendered utterly meaningless.

In 2004/05, the Reds produced one of the most memorable comebacks in Champions League history when they overturned a 3-0 half-time deficit against AC Milan to eventually win on penalties.

Steven Gerrard, Vladimir Smicer and Xabi Alonso all scored to level the scores at 3-3 and, after neither side could grab a winner in extra-time, the Reds then proceeded to triumph 3-2 on penalties.

Milan did manage to exact revenge on Liverpool when the pair met in the 2006/07 final at the Olympic Stadium, Athens, with the Serie A giants recording a 2-1 win in front of 63,000 supporters in Greece.

Intertoto Cup

The Intertoto Cup ran from 1995 until 2008 and there was only ever one final that pitted an English side against an Italian opponent, this coming back in 2002.

Fulham squared off against Bologna over two legs and it was the Cottagers who managed to run out 5-3 winners in a thrilling spectacle, drawing 2-2 at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara before winning 3-1 at Loftus Road.

UEFA Cup/Europa League/Europa Conference League

Despite the first final taking place all the way back in 1971/72, there has never been a UEFA Cup final or a Europa League final contested between an English and Italian side.

This week did see English and Italian representatives face each other in the Europa Conference League final, however, with West Ham overcoming Fiorentina 2-1 in Prague courtesy of a dramatic late winner from Jarrod Bowen.

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