03 April 2012

Guardiola and Messi, 'fifties' of gold

Guardiola arrives today to fifty Champions League games as a coach and Messi seeks his 50th goal.

Today there are great big party and ephemeris, from the standpoint of the Barça. Pep Guardiola live tonight his 50th game of the Champions League since joining the azulgrana bench in summer 2008. Meanwhile, Leo Messi is a goal that will make 50 in its curriculum staff in the big tournament. The two axes of the best team of all time, one from the board and another from the field, deserve nothing will spoil the memory of the Barça-Milan.

In three full seasons he has played as coach Guardiola has won two of the three Champions League at stake. Only the left along the road of 2009-2010, in the semifinals against a Mourinho Inter boosted by the arbitration of his countryman Benquerença. So far, in the current tournament, Barça is in the quarter and hopes to sneak back in the semifinals, striking a balance up to the partial analysis of those 50 games: 30 wins, 14 draws and just 5 losses, with 116 goals scored and 39 against. For now, you have to trust that follow, the current Champions League is the only one who has not registered a defeat.

Guardiola has always said that it depends on his players and in that sense, no one as much as Messi. The crack of the records has been held since his debut in the 2004-2005 Champions 49 goals, although 41 of them have come precisely in the season where the coach has led the Argentine genius. In all these campaigns alongside Guardiola has Messi finished as top scorer of the competition (with 9, 8 and 12 points) and now also leads the table with 12 goals in 7 games. Whenever you have dialed, Barça has never lost. Three championships mark the impressive record of Leo. Barça of the 'fifties of gold' wants more. (via MD)