It is the first time in four years that his anniversary coincides with a game.
Accidents of fate and timing, Pep Guardiola held on Wednesday January 18 his 41st birthday, the day the Barca played the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey at the Madrid and in the very Santiago Bernabeu . It will celebrate the fourth anniversary and still Barca coach to be confirmed if they also celebrate the next, because it still has not reported to the board of Sandro Rosell whether or not renew his contract.
In previous seasons, the birthday of Guardiola also roamed a game. On January 17, 2009, Barca thrashed Deportivo (5-0) in the Camp Nou in La Liga. A year later, in 2010, the meeting fell on 16 and Barca team dispatched his confrontation with the other four goals Sevilla (4-0). Last year was different. Barcelona traveled to Seville against Betis ventilate the Cup quarterfinals after a 'little hand' at the Camp Nou. In the previous one, Guardiola celebrated his birthday but Barça fell (3-1) after two goals in the first ten minutes. This time, the shock has fallen on the appointed day. We'll see if there is a gift. (via MD)