In Istanbul, Manchester City finally got their hands on the coveted Champions League and completed the treble, their trophy haul also including the FA Cup and the Premier League title. This moment cemented this side, under the management of Pep Guardiola, as a footballing dynasty. But how can a dynasty be toppled?
What defines a footballing dynasty? Dynasties in sport are defined as a team (or individual) that dominates their sport or league for an extended period. Since their first Premier League title on the final day of season in the 2011/12 season, Man City have won seven of the 12 following Premier League titles. Even in the seasons where they failed to finish top of the table, City were still close contenders for the title.
But with this total domination of the Premier League, the supposed toughest league in football, how can Man City’s dynasty be toppled?