Pep Guardiola & El Clasico
Josep Pep Guardiola i Sala (born 18 January 1971) is a Spanish football manager and former player. El Clásico , also known as El derbi español, is the name given in football to any match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. /5
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If you take a moment to digest the many glittering highlights of Messi's career so far, this is actually a far more difficult question to answer than you think. The player himself has often said that he does not care for individual awards, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais (via Inside Spanish Football), but four consecutive Ballon D'Or's cannot simply be ignored. Scoring against every La Liga team consecutively is surely a record that will never be equalled and must go down as one of his best ever accomplishments. An unbelievable return of 91 goals in a calendar year is also likely to stand the test of time. Being a major part of Pep Guardiola's sextuple-winning side, a feat never before achieved in 150 years of football around the world. Becoming Barcelona's all-time record scorer, and about to become leading El Clasico scorer, leading Champions League scorer and all-time highest scorer in La Liga. None of these achievements are insignificant, and there are others. Perhaps it won't even be anything ...
Barcelona v Real Madrid: Five of El Clasico's most memorable moments ahead of Saturday's monster clash There have been some unforgettable El Clásico moments spanning from the first game between Real Madrid and Barcelona in 1902 to the last game between the teams now over 7 months ago. Given the frequency of them over recent years, this has felt like an eternity. Here, in no particular order, are five memorable moments from the meetings in the modern era…. 5. The one with the “Calma, Calma…” It was the game with everything on the line. Pep Guardiola told his Barcelona players lose or draw and the La Liga title was heading to Real Madrid, carried in the hands of José Mourinho. With just 5 games remaining Barca had cut the gap down to four points, with only five games left. An early blow was Madrid taking the lead through Sami Khedira, and it wasn’t until with 20 minutes remaining that Barca finally found the breakthrough. Alexis Sánchez’s goal was futile however, for Madrid’s other giant Po ...
LATEST. NEWS: AHEAD OF THE EL-CLASICO New faces add fresh twist to 'Clasico' With the world's biggest stars and two richest clubs on show, it is no surprise that when Barcelona and Real Madrid meet the world stops to take notice. In recent years though the fixture has become less of a treat with 17 meetings between the two in the past three seasons alone. However, on the brink of their first clash this season on Saturday there is an excitement and freshness brought by the addition of new cast members to the drama that El Clasico almost never fails to deliver. The protagonists remain the same. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated this fixture as they have practically all others since the Portuguese joined the four-time World Player of the Year in Spain four years ago. Should Messi find the net at the Camp Nou on Saturday he would surpass Madrid legend and honourary president Alfredo di Stefano as the all- time leading scorer in meetings between the two. Ronaldo, meanwhile, is soon catching up ...
Who Is Better: Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? This weekend sees the return of one of football's oldest battles, as Real Madrid take on Barcelona in the latest instalment of the "El Clasico' rivalry from the Camp Nou. With just three points separating the sides after nine games of the new season, the tie threatens to be as competitive as ever and could well be decided by the individual brilliance of one of the stars on show. As stars go, they dont come much bigger than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi who, between them, have won the last five iterations of the FIFA Ballon d'Or or World Player of the Year prize. However, in the modern world that is obsessed by ratings and numbers, the argument inevitably returns to "which is better" of the duo—Messi or Ronaldo? Let's take a look at their respective cases. Basic Info NAME Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Age 28 26 Nationality Portuguese Argentina Club Real Madrid Barcelona Last season (appearances/goals) 34/34 32/46 International record 107/43 83/37 Ot ...
What is tHE MEANING OF THIS? Barca A movie maker? -filming Real defender pepe- Barcelona have a scouting video from two seasons ago detailing the 'unsporting behaviour' of Real Madrid defender Pepe, it is claimed. Barca, two seasons ago, specifically had Pepe taped during an El Clasico to highlight his behaviour away from the ball. Barca coach Tito Vilanova is said to have been involved, on instructions of predecessor Pep Guardiola. He hinted at the existence of the video last week when reacting to Pepe's "theatrics" comments: "Pepe could make a video with all his kicks." Barca have decided never to release the video to the media as it would be sourced back to them.
Throughout October, football’s ancient rivalries will be rekindled, with SuperSport broadcasting a number of the major international football derbies such as of El Clasico.
Real Madrid face Valencia in the opening round of the new Spanish Liga season. Barcelona, now under Tito Vilanova following Pep Guardiola's decision not to extend his contract, visit Real Sociedad. The season's first El Clasico will take place on the weekend of October 6/7 at the Nou Camp with the return at the Bernabeu scheduled for March 2/3.
El Clasico in Indonesia lol , Jose Mourinho and Xabi Alonso vs Pep Guardiola and Cesc Fabregas , for the coach they already came :D
It has been a successful season for Real Madrid, with the capital club capturing the La Liga crown to end a period of dominance by Barcelona, who had won the three previous titles. Eliminated from the Champions League and the Copa del Rey, Jose Mourinho's men have just one game left in the current campaign - their Liga clash at home to Mallorca at the weekend. The 2011-12 season did not get off to the most positive of starts for Madrid, however, as they lost the Super Copa to a Barca side fresh off the beach in a series soured by Mourinho poking Pep Guardiola's assistant Tito Vilanova in the eye. And by the end of September, Madrid had lost to Levante in La Liga and drawn at Racing Santander. However, that turned out to be the storm before the calm as Mourinho's men went on an impressive winning streak which lasted until their El Clasico defeat at home to Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu on December 10. As so often before, Barcelona made Madrid pay with a 3-1 win and a month later knocked their biggest ...
Pep Guardiola is set to part company with Barcelona at the end of the season, according to reports on Thursday evening. - Brewin: Don't believe the hype Guardiola's future has been the subject of conjecture following a disappointing week for Barcelona, during which their 2-1 defeat in El Clasico propelled Real Madrid toward the Liga title. Barca then followed that result with a 3-2 aggregate loss to Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals, meaning their remaining focus is now on the Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao on May 25. Guardiola has been on a rolling contract at the Camp Nou since taking over from Frank Rijkaard in 2008, and, with the 2011-12 season drawing to a close, speculation has ignited over whether he will commit to fresh terms. The latest reports suggest the 41-year-old will not extend his stay with the Spanish club, amid suggestions he is keen to take a year out from football, such is the intensity of leading Barcelona. A press conference is scheduled for Friday when Guardiol ...
Whenever Barcelona face Real Madrid at the El Clasico, the world of football stops and watches. Every little move, every single detail is noticed, then analyzed for weeks to come. Let's start by putting the truth out there: The best team won. Barcelona Deserved To Lose El Clasico Yes, you read that right and yes, you heard it from me. It pains my heart to say it, but Real Madrid werebetter than Barcelona on the night the La Liga title was decided. Jose Mourinho must have cried with happiness when he saw Pep Guardiola's lineup: No Pique, no Alexis, no Cesc. Far too much advantage when you are also missing David Villa and Eric Abidal due to injuries.
Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola admits that defeat in tomorrow’s El Clasico against Real Madrid would give Madrid the La Liga title.
Pep Guardiola says: "The Chelsea game will be more difficult than the El Clasico"
Pep Guardiola says Chelsea game will be tougher than the upcoming El Clasico with Real Madrid: "The Chelsea game...
Pep Guardiola: "The game with Chelsea will be much difficult than El Clasico" Erm..yeah,hard to find corrupt officials in CL. Oh wait..
"El Clasico, who is the Special One? Pep Guardiola... Is he a good manager? Yet to find out
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