I wrote – Menna Omar:
At Al-Ittihad Stadium, an exciting match between Manchester City and Real Madrid will start at 9:00 pm on Tuesday.
In terms of coaches, the confrontation that will bring together City coach Pep Guardiola and coach Carlo Ancelotti of the Royal Spanish team carries with it many memories.
Guardiola’s and Ancelotti’s confrontations have always been exciting, and they witnessed a great number of goals in some of their encounters.
Guardiola and Ancelotti met on only one occasion in the Champions League, this time carrying bad memories of the Catalan coach who was leading Bayern Munich at the time, while the Italian was at the head of the technical management of Real Madrid.
chance for revenge
Fate gave Guardiola an opportunity to avenge a bad memory against Ancelotti in the Champions League, when the Catalan coach was coach of Bayern Munich, while the Italian was coach of Real Madrid.
The Champions League draw (13/14) put the duo on the same path to the final, and the two teams met in the semi-finals, which was also held in April (2014).
The first match was held at the “Santiago Bernabeu” stadium, and Real Madrid won with a goal without a response, but the second confrontation hosted by the “Allianz Arena” ended in favor of the royal team with a clean four, so that Guardiola and his battalion failed to score any goals against Iker Casillas, the royal team’s goalkeeper at the time.
Memories of the tenth of the royal
In that edition (13/14), Real Madrid qualified for the final match after overthrowing Bayern Munich, and Atletico Madrid also decided their qualification for the final match after eliminating Chelsea in the semi-finals.
The final that brought together Real Madrid and its neighbor Atletico witnessed an exciting dramatic transformation during the events of the match. After Rojiblancos was a few seconds away from declaring the champion of Champions League after taking a goal in the 36th minute through Diego Godin, the ghost of Sergio Ramos appeared in the 90th minute to score the equalizer. The match goes to overtime.
During the extra time, Real Madrid ate the green and dry, and Gareth Bale advanced in the 110th minute with the second goal, followed by Marcelo, who scored the third goal in the 118th minute, and Cristiano Ronaldo ended the meeting in the 120th minute by scoring the fourth goal from a penalty kick.
Since the semi-final match between Guardiola and Ancelotti, the pair have not met in the Champions League again, but they have been brought together by 4 matches in the Premier League and the FA Cup after the Italian coach took over the technical responsibility for Everton.
Guardiola (City) has not lost against Ancelotti (Everton) in any of the 4 matches.