Pep Guardiola & European Cup

Josep Pep Guardiola i Sala (born 18 January 1971) is a Spanish football manager and former player. The Uefa Champions League known simply as the Champions League and originally known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or European Cup, is an annual international club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe. 5.0/5

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PLAY LIKE Real Madrid In soccer it appears that whatgoes around comes around. The domination of the well-drilled tiki taka possession teams has been so expertly picked apart in recent times that counterattacking football has made a major comeback. Possession, we now know, isn’t everything.Jose Mourinho gave a master class with Inter Milan back in 2010, taking apart Louis van Gaal’s Bayern Munich side, but nowhere has the countering technique been better executed than at Real Madrid in the past few months.First there was the resoundingwin over Barcelona in the final of the Copa Del Rey, with a galloping Balegoal that has seen him nicknamed the Road Runner. Then there was the 4-0 demolition of Bayern, the heaviest defeat their coach, Pep Guardiola, has ever endured in European football. It seems Real’s quest for a 10th European Cup trophy, La Decima, is within their grasp.would make them even more vulnerable. With the pace of Ronaldo, Di Maria andBale, Real possess a counterattacking mechanism that tr ...
Manchester United MAKE GUARDIOLA INQUIRIES BEFORE CONFIRMING VAN GAAL Bayern boss Pep Guardiola's future is far from certain after a tumultuous week and the Reds are yet to rule out making a move for his services. The Bayern Munich manager has challenged the German giants with what amounts to a ‘back me or sack me’ outburst following their midweek 5-0 aggregate Champions League semi-final exit to Real Madrid. Despite steering Bayern to a run-away Bundesliga title Guardiola, a twice European Cup winning coach with Barcelona, has been stung by criticism from Munich’s honorary president Franz Beckenbauer. Beckenbauer claimed that ‘Bayern are not right’ and last month said that Guardiola risks ‘boring the fans’ with his passing style of football.Guardiola has responded: “The club must decide if the coach is the right one for the club. I won’t change my opinion about the club and the people who work here after one defeat. “I feel like a part of the club and will do my best with my ideas unt ...
Uefa Champions League WEDNESDAY ACTIONS IN PICS HAS JUST BEEN PUBLISHED VIA UNPLUGGED SPORTS Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich made Arsenal pay for not taking advantage of a penalty in the eighth minute while Atletico Madrid rode the storm at San Siro and came away with a vital away goal thanks to Diego Costa in the second batch of last-16 encounters.Goal selects the best imagery from the Wednesday night's fixtures as Diego Simeone and Pep Guardiola saw their teams close in on the quarter-finals.Champions League icon Clarence Seedorf faced his first game in Europe as head coach of AC MilanSan Siro expects! The seven-time European Cup winners anticipate a strong home performanceTo the frustration of the home support, Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois keeps Milan at bayA rare chance for Atleti falls to Diego Costa, but his audacious overhead kick fails to break the deadlockBut the Spaniards' top scorer eventually finds the net with a far-post header seven minutes from timeDeigo Costa roars into cel ...
Johan Cruyff -- Ajax and Barcelona it's probably fair to say he had slightly more impact than Frank Mcavennie -- not to diminish big Frank's achievements, of course. Cruyff's first spell with Ajax would be enough to make any list of the game's greats on its own -- he won six Eredivisie titles and three European Cups before leaving for Barcelona in 1973. He won the league in his first season there, obviously, but he made his greatest impact at Barca as their manager, which we'll come to in a minute. He returned to Ajax in 1981, casually winning another couple of league titles, before going back again after retirement to manage the club, when he "only" won the KNVB Beker a couple of times. However, in 1988 he took over as Barcelona coach, and the "Dream Team" was born, with Ronald Koeman, Hristo Stoichkov, Jose Mari Bakero, Romario and of course Pep Guardiola. His Barca won La Liga four times in a row from 1991 to 1994, but it was the 1992 European Cup, the title that had always eluded Barca despite all the ...
In 1988, Johan Cruyff returned to the club as manager and he assembled the so-called Dream Team. He used a mix of Spanish players like Pep Guardiola, José Mari Bakero, and Txiki Begiristain while signing international stars such as Ronald Koeman, Michael Laudrup, Romário, and Hristo Stoichkov.[46] Under his guidance, Barcelona won four consecutive La Liga titles from 1991 to 1994. They beat Sampdoria in both the 1989 Cup Winners' Cup final and the 1992 European Cup final at Wembley. They also won a Copa Del Rey in 1990, the European Super Cup in 1992, and three Supercopa de España. With 11 trophies, Cruyff became the club's most successful manager, until being overtaken by Guardiola in 2011.[47] He also became the club's longest consecutive serving manager, serving 8 years.[48] Cruyff's fortune changed in his final two seasons, when he failed to win any trophies and fell out with president Núñez, resulting in his departure.[43] Cruyff was briefly replaced by Bobby Robson, who took charge of the club ...
Real Madrid named Carlo Ancelotti as Mourinho successor.He will be presented to the public tomorrow.The we called 'Ancelo Magic' is very familiar with the pressures of managing great clubs in Europe.He has managed Juventus,AC Milan,Chelsea and PSG.Ancelotti is one of only six people-along with Miguel Munoz,Giovanni Trapattoni,Johan Cruyff,Frank Rijkaard and Pep Guardiola-to have lifted the European Cup as both a player and Coach.This is wishing Ancelo Magic Success at the most Successful Football Club in Europe!
Bayern Munich became the first German club to win the treble by beating Stuttgart 3-2 in a dramatic German Cup final. Bayern appeared to be cruising when a harsh penalty, converted by Thomas Mueller, and two Mario Gomez goals put them 3-0 ahead inside 61 minutes. Stuttgart, hammered 6-1 by the Bavarians in the Bundesliga, then gave them a real scare as Martin Harnik pulled two goals back. Bayern hung on to complete a memorable season and give departing coach Jupp Heynckes the best possible send-off as he ended his third stint in charge to make way for former Barcelona supremo Pep Guardiola. They became the seventh team to win their league, cup and European Cup in the same season, following Inter Milan (2010), Barcelona (2009), Manchester United (1999), PSV Eindhoven (1988), Ajax Amsterdam (1972) and Celtic (1967). Just as in last week's 2-1 Champions League final win over Borussia Dortmund, Manuel Neuer prevented Bayern falling behind with some outstanding goalkeeping. Stuttgart nearly took an early lead ...
World Soccer Home ESM Features 24/7 Columnists Blogs Bet Now Shop Results Magazine Subscribe Heynckes will be a tough act to follow at Bayern Posted 1 day ago 4 13 13 Brian GlanvilleAfter that fascinating, thrilling, occasionally erratic German European Cup final, littered as it was with goalkeeping prodigies by either side, a plethora of missed chances, and what might have been two Bayern expulsions, it was hard to understand why Bayern were ready to let Jupp Heynckes go; albeit in triumph. He had built a superb team which, having strolled away with the Bundesliga, leaving Dortmund hopelessly behind; it had now won the European Cup itself. At 68, surely Heynckes had shown no signs of fading. Not for the first time it is surely legitimate to wonder just how Pep Guardiola, however dazzlingly successful at Barcelona, will adjust to a completely different football philosophy. Is Heynckes determined to live in honourable retirement or would he be prepared to join some other leading club albeit in another coun ...
Well done to Bayern, should have been 2 in a row for them. Jupp Heynckes has now won the European Cup and lost his job twice now. Next seasons Super Cup might very well see Pep Guardiola v Jose Mourinho again.
Champions League Final Preview Bayern Munich face Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Wembley will host the first ever all-German clash in a European Cup final as Bayern Munich face Borussia Dortmund on Saturday evening. A German side is therefore guaranteed to win the Uefa Champions League for the third time, with Bayern (2001) and Dortmund (1997) the two previous winners from the Bundesliga. Bayern will be the favourites after an all-encompassing domestic season. Not only did they win the Bundesliga title earlier than any team in history, but they also set records for the most wins, fewest defeats, the fewest goals conceded, most clean sheets and best goal difference, and they also scored in every league match. The match will be Jupp Heynckes penultimate game in charge before the veteran coach leaves the club and allows Pep Guardiola to take his place at the helm. For Dortmund, this is the opportunity to respond after a season in which Bayern have wrestled back the initiative in Germany after consecutive title ...
The great European Cup teams: Barcelona 2009-2011 | Sid Lowe In the final entry, we admire the Cruyffist team that won two finals in three years – and may yet win more Barcelona completed the circle on 28 May 2011. Wembley again, back where it all began. The perfect expression of a team that some considered the finest there has been and at the perfect location too. When Barcelona defeated Manchester United 3-1 in London to win their second European Cup in three years under Pep Guardiola, and their third in six, Sir Alex Ferguson called the Catalans the best team he had ever faced. "No one," he said, "has ever given us a hiding like that." But it was about more than just the performance; it was about the symmetry and symbolism too. At the end of match, Gerard Piqué undertook a now familiar ritual, borrowed from basketball, and took a pair of scissors to the goal, carrying off the net with him. Another souvenir to take back to Spain. When the old Wembley closed down, Barcelona had sent Pablo Ornaque, a f ...
s a footballer, Josep 'Pep' Guardiola was a much-acclaimed defensive midfielder who spent the majority of his playing career with FC Barcelona. He was part of the great Johan Cruyff's 'Dream Team' that won the club's first European Cup. After retiring as a player, Guardiola became a coach at Barcelona, succeeding Frank Rijkaard as first-team manager in 2008. In his first season, he led the team to the treble of La Liga, the Copa Del Rey and the Champions League - and became the youngest-ever winning manager of that tournament. The following season the club won six trophies in six competitions, playing some of the most fabulous football ever witnessed. The team comprises global stars like Lionel Messi, Xavi and Iniesta and continues to compete at a level its rivals cannot match. This book tells how Pep Guardiola did it, playing the Beautiful Game - and winning.
Dutch Masters could guide Guardiola at Bayern It's often said that the foundations of Barcelona's success under Pep Guardiola were laid in 1971 when the club appointed Rinus Michels. He arrived in Catalonia shortly after leading Ajax to their first European Cup with a 2-0 victory over Panathinaikos at Wembley. No one had ever won the trophy in the way his team had, playing under the tenets of a new philosophy: Total Football. Barcelona asked Michels if he could replicate it at the Camp Nou. There was scepticism. Ajax was intrinsic to Michels. He had come through its academy, played for the club throughout his on-field career, later becoming its coach and from then oversaw and benefited from the development of one of the finest generations of players the game had ever seen. Many wondered if he could operate outside these conditions, without the same players. It's worth reflecting on that time again principally because following Guardiola's decision to end to his sabbatical in New York this summer to replac ...
I KNEW IT!!! Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola will replace Roberto Mancini as manager of English champions Manchester City in the summer, the Sun claimed on Sunday. Guardiola, 41, said last Monday he was ready to return to coaching after stepping down from the Barcelona job at the end of last season having guided them to 14 trophies in his four years in charge, including two Champions League titles. The Sun on Sunday claims Guardiola will opt for City over Chelsea because he sees the Abu Dhabi-owned side as being the more likely to challenge for European honours despite the London side having won the Champions League last season. Mancini - who has won an FA Cup and the Premier League titles in his time at the club - is set to pay for his failure to guide the expensively-assembled side into the Champions League knockout stages on two occasions. "It is 100 per cent certain that Guardiola is going to City this summer," a high level source in Spanish football told the paper. "And when I say 100 per cent I ...
Messi's two strikes against Betis saw him surpass Muller's mark of 85 in a calendar year. He ended with 91 And that was tip of the iceberg. In February, Leo scored four goals in a game for the second time in his career as Barca beat Valencia 5-1 at Camp Nou. He then went one better in March, netting five in an astonishing 7-1 success in the Champions League at home to Bayer Leverkusen, later going on to surpass his own mark (shared with Ruud van Nistelrooy) of 12 goals in the continental competition and tie Jose Altafini's record of 14 strikes in a single season in the European Cup. Messi would miss out on a fourth Champions League medal as he missed a penalty in the semi-final exit at the hands of Chelsea, but led Barca to the Copa Del Rey (their final trophy under Pep Guardiola) and earlier became the Catalans' all-time top goalscorer in official games as he surpassed Cesar Rodriguez's 232 strikes. And the new season has brought goals galore, too, with 35 more added in the remainder of 2012 as Messi ove ...
Tito not too unhappy with Barca's win Barcelona's comeback victory over Spartak Moscow in their Champions League opener on Wednesday proved Tito Vilanova was settling into the Nou Camp hot seat but not before revealing some worrying problems in defence. It needed the risky introduction of forwards Alexis Sanchez and David Villa, leaving only three at the back, and a late double from World Player of the Year Lionel Messi to finish off the Russian visitors, who had taken a 2-1 lead but Vilanova did not complain. "I'm not unhappy," Vilanova told a news conference. "We have attacked as we had to do. We have changed the way we played, we took risks and we won. "I would have preferred to have won easily, but this game will serve us all well." Pep Guardiola's former assistant has a tough act replacing a club idol who led the side to four consecutive Champions League semifinals, and two European Cup triumphs on the way to a 14-trophy haul. Vilanova was flirting with Barca's first home defeat in 17 European outing ...
Drogba confirms Chelsea exit Posted by Weboga on May 22, 2012 at 7:53am in football Kickoff 9ja DIDIER DROGBA has confirmed he will leave Chelsea this summer but Fernando Torres will not be following his fellow striker out of the club despite the Champions League winners’ hierarchy having been left distinctly unimpressed by the timing of the Spaniard’s publicly expressed frustration at life as a bit-part player at Stamford Bridge. Drogba is expected to join the Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua, who could offer wages of up to €310,000 a week, after telling France Football magazine that he broke down when telling his team-mates that he will be moving on. The 34-year-old said he did not “envisage sitting on the bench watching others play at a time when the club is looking at putting together a new team” – and it appears this fresh Chelsea will have room for Torres, who within hours of the European Cup triumph voiced exasperation at playing second fiddle to Drogba. The Spaniard claimed starting on th ...
* Won six league titles, two King's Cups, the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1997 and the club's first European Cup in 1992 before moving on in 2001.
Pep Guardiola factfile.things u shld know abt d Greatest Coach in recent times.13 trophies out of 16 competitions! 27/04/2012 - 13:04 Here is a potted history of the man who captained Johan Cruyff’s ‘Dream Team’ in the ‘90s and managed one of the greatest Barcelona sides ever. 1971: Born January 18 in Manresa, Barcelona. Nicknamed ’Pep’. 1990: December – Makes Barcelona debut against Cadiz. Coach Johan Cruyff converts him from right wing to centre midfield. 1991: Makes four league appearances as Barca win Primera Division. 1992: May – Helps Barca retain league title and win European Cup, beating Sampdoria 1-0 at Wembley. August – Scores in Olympic final in Barcelona against Ghana as Spain take gold medal. October – Makes full international debut in Belfast against Northern Ireland. 1993: Makes 28 appearances as Barca win third consecutive title. 1994: The Cruyff ’Dream Team’ make it four league wins in a row, with Guardiola as captain on last day of the season. 1995: Scores his fir ...
Barcelona target Athletic Bilbao coach Marcelo Bielsa to replace exhausted Pep Guardiola. European Cup is heading to either Germany or England but the showpiece event in Munich will see several key performers absent due to su...
Reasons for Chelsea to be cheerful... 1. Barcelona have never advanced from the semi- finals of the European Cup after losing the first leg. This stretches back over five previous semi-finals, including one against Leeds in 1975. 2. Six of Barcelona’s last nine defeats in the competition have come against English sides, with Chelsea recording three of those wins. 3. Chelsea are the only team Pep Guardiola has not defeated as Barcelona manager. He has played three, drawn two, lost one. 4. Guardiola’s side are capable of slipping up at home in the Champions League. They lost 2-1 to Rubin Kazan in October 2009. The last English team to win there was Liverpool in 2007. 5. Lionel Messi may be Barcelona’s all-time top scorer (with 243), and may have hit 63 goals this season, but he has not scored against Chelsea in seven attempts.
Barcelona’s last trip to London was last May at Wembley when they beat Manchester United 3-1 to claim their fourth European Cup. Should the reigning champions win the Champions League this season it will be their fourth triumph in seven years and they will be the first club since AC Milan in 1990 to retain the trophy. This is the fifth consecutive season that Barcelona have been in the semi-finals of the Champions League. The last team to beat them at this stage was Inter Milan in 2010. Lionel Messi (pictured right) has faced Chelsea six times in the Champions League but has never scored against the Blues. When the two clubs met in the quarter-finals in 2000, Barcelona beat Chelsea 5-1 in the second leg at Camp Nou. That game saw Roberto Di Matteo start for the Blues, whilst a certain Pep Guardiola featured for the hosts.
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