Tag Archives: Guardiola

Champions League semi-final second leg preview: Bayern Munich vs Barça

Following the 3-0 victory over Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich in last Wednesday’s first leg, Barça are firm favourites to reach the Champions League Final in Berlin on June 6. However, 90 minutes remain in tomorrow’s second leg at the Allianz … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Copa del Rey Final preview: FC Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao

Tomorrow night (Friday 10pm kick off) Barça face Bilbao’s Athletic Club at the Vicente Calderon in the final of the 2011/12 Copa del Rey. Both clubs have a fantastic history in the Copa with Barça winning it 25 times while … Continue reading

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Laporta sticks his foot in it

Ex-Barça president Joan Laporta’s declarations that Sandro Rosell could have done more to prevent Pep Guardiola from leaving and that the choice of Tito Vilanova to replace him is the result of panic have done little good for anybody. It … Continue reading

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Preview: Betis vs Barça

Barça play Betis tomorrow night (10pm kick off) at the Benito Villamarin in Pep Guardiola’s last league match as first team coach. Guardiola has only fifteen first team players available, Pinto being the latest casualty with a sprained ankle though … Continue reading

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FC Barcelona 4 Espanyol 0

Four goals from Leo Messi, taking his season’s total to 72, made for the perfect farewell to Pep Guardiola as Barça beat local rivals Espanyol 4-0 in Guardiola’s last game at Camp Nou as first team coach. It was an … Continue reading

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Preview: FC Barcelona vs Espanyol

It will be a sad day tomorrow as Barça take on Espanyol in what will be Pep Guardiola’s last game at Camp Nou after four glorious years in charge of the team. Guardiola took over a team that was past … Continue reading

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