Guardiola .. The beautiful ball and shameful numbers in the Champions League

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola continues to fail in the Champions League, after being eliminated by Real Madrid, Wednesday, May 4, in the semi-finals of the competition, losing 1-3.

Real Madrid made a new “remontada” in front of its guest, Manchester City, after being behind by a goal, by scoring two goals in the last minutes of the original time, so that the match went to the extra time in which the royal club managed to shake the nets of the guests again, to win (3-1) and take the qualification.

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This is not the first time that Guardiola has lost in the Champions League in this way, by scoring the opponent’s winning goals in just a few minutes, as happened with Real Madrid, which took only 6 minutes to qualify for the final match of the competition.

Among the 11 times that the current Manchester City coach was eliminated in the Champions League, 8 of them left the competition after the opponent scored several goals within a few minutes:

  • 2010: Against Inter, Barcelona conceded two goals in 13 minutes (Brazilian Maicon in the 48th minute, and Argentine Diego Milito in the 61st minute);
  • 2014: Against Real Madrid, Bayern Munich conceded 3 goals in 18 minutes (Spanish Sergio Ramos in the 15th and 19th minutes, and Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo in the 33rd minute);
  • 2015: Against Barcelona, ​​Bayern scored 3 goals in 17 minutes (Argentinian Lionel Messi in the 77th and 80th minutes, and Brazilian Neymar in the 94th minute);
  • 2017: The return match against Monaco, Manchester City conceded two goals in 8 minutes (Colombian Radamel Falcao in the 32nd minute, and French Kylian Mbappe in the 40th minute);
  • 2018: Against Liverpool, Manchester City conceded 3 goals in 19 minutes (Egyptian Mohamed Salah in the 12th minute, Englishman Oxlade Chamberlain in the 20th minute, and Senegalese Sadio Mane in the 31st minute);
  • 2019: Against Tottenham, City conceded two goals in 3 minutes (South Korean Son Heung-min in the 7th and 10th minutes);
  • 2020: Against Lyon, City conceded two goals in 8 minutes (French Moussa Dembele in the 79th and 87th minutes).

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola equals a negative number for Jose Mourinho

According to the statistics of the network “Opta” specialized in numbers, Guardiola was eliminated from the semi-finals of the Champions League 6 times; In the two seasons (2009-10 and 2011-12) with Barcelona, ​​​​in the seasons (2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16) with Bayern Munich, and in the 2021-22 season with Manchester City.

The Spanish coach is the most coach who has been eliminated from the semi-finals of the continental competition, along with the current Roma coach, Jose Mourinho.

Guardiola’s last title in the Champions League dates back to 2011, when he led Barcelona to a 3-1 victory over Manchester United in the final at Wembley Stadium, and since that date, he has not been able to crown the championship despite his supervision of Bayern Munich and Manchester City.

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