Category Archives: Pep Guardiola

Barça stun Bayern with three late goals

Pep Guardiola made two significant statements in his pre-match press conference before tonight’s Champions League semi-final between his ex-team Barça and his current team Bayern Munich. The first was that the game would not end without goals and the second … Continue reading

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Champions League semi-final preview: Barça vs Bayern Munich

Pep Guardiola, the man who won fourteen titles in four incredible seasons at Barça, returns to Camp Nou tomorrow for the first time as an opposing team coach. It could hardly be a bigger occasion with Luis Enrique’s in-form Barça facing … Continue reading

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Champions League semi-final draw: Barça vs Bayern Munich

The Champions League semi-final draw has paired Barça with Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich. The first game will be played at Camp Nou on Tuesday 5 May with the return in Munich on Wednesday 13 May. The other semi-final is between Juventus … Continue reading

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Barça: The Guardiola Years available in paperback

I am delighted to announce today that Barça: The Guardiola Years is now available as a paperback. A quick click on the link and you could have a brand new copy hot off the press in a couple of days. … Continue reading

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Bayern Munich 2 FC Barcelona 0

Barça’s first game of the 2013/14 preseason ended with a 2-0 defeat at Bayern Munich this evening. Philipp Lahm headed Pep Guardiola’s new team into an early lead and the German victory was sealed with a late goal from Mario … Continue reading

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How Guardiola made his move to Bayern

I’ve just read this fascinating story on Guardiola’s move to Bayern in today’s El Pais. It’s so interesting I decided to translate it to English so you can all read it in full. The original story was printed in Germany’s … Continue reading

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Where will Pep Guardiola coach next season?

When Pep Guardiola announced he was leaving Barça at the end of last season I have to admit I wondered whether we would ever see him coaching again. His four incredibly successful years as Barça’s first team coach had left … Continue reading

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Fifa Ballon d’Or Awards 2012

No surprises as Leo Messi lifted his fourth Ballon d’Or in Zurich tonight after polling 41.60% of the votes, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo on 23.68% and Andrés Iniesta on 10.91%. Barça were the best represented team along with Real Madrid in … Continue reading

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LFP Player of the Season 2011/12: Leo Messi

For the fourth consecutive season Leo Messi has been named La Liga player of the season by Spain’s Liga de Futból Profesional (LFP). The LFP awards are voted for by fellow players and coaches in the Spanish league. Messi has … Continue reading

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Copa del Rey Final; Athletic Club 0 FC Barcelona 3

Football Club Barcelona won the Copa del Rey at the Vicente Calderón tonight outclassing Athletic Club 3-0 with a display that gave Pep Guardiola a fitting finale to his fabulous four years as first team coach. Pedro Rodriguez scored twice … Continue reading

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