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What is Pep Guardiola’s record against Real Madrid?



What is Pep Guardiola’s record against Real Madrid?

Manchester City are once again set to face off with Real Madrid this week.

The Citizens are currently competing with Los Blancos for a spot in the 2021/22 Champions League final.

Having already played out one leg of their semi-final tie, it is City who hold the advantage heading into the return leg at the Bernabeu.

The first meeting between the two European giants saw the hosts come away with a 4-3 win in what was an enthralling encounter.

It was Pep Guardiola’s side who dominated proceedings at the Etihad and, in truth, they could have easily netted another two goals.

But, thanks to some moments of brilliance from Madrid’s key men, Carlo Ancelotti and co. remain firmly in the tie ahead of the reverse fixture.

And, given how the likes of Karim Benzema and Luka Modric can win games almost single handily, there remains a very real chance that Man City do not make it to the final in Paris.


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Pep Guardiola’s record vs Real Madrid

Manchester City’s fans, though, will take solace in the fact that their boss, Pep Guardiola, boasts an excellent record against Real Madrid.

To date, Guardiola has faced off with the Spanish giants 20 times in competitive matches – three times as City boss, twice whilst in charge of Bayern Munich and the remaining 15 times when at the helm of Barcelona.

Across those 20 matches, Guardiola has lost just four times. Two of these defeats came in the 2013/14 Champions League semi-finals when Pep’s Bayern were firmly dispatched by an aggregate scoreline of 5-0.

And the remaining two losses came when the Spaniard was managing Barcelona. The former midfielder first lost to Real as a manager in the 2011 Copa del Rey final, with the second occurring just over a year later in La Liga.

Guardiola has also drawn with Madrid four times, all whilst manager of Barcelona.

With Manchester City, meanwhile, the iconic tactician is currently in possession of a perfect record against his old rivals, winning three games in a row.

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This article was edited by
Conor Laird.

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