24 May 2012

Pep Guardiola, in its Title 14

Cup final can close the chapter of the trophies on the stage of Guardiola against the same opponents who inaugurated.


The 'Pep Team' may give Pep Guardiola his fourteenth title in the farewell of the stage Barcelona coach on the bench azulgrana. To date, eighteen titles held thirteen Guardiola played. One more rounded and full of mystical figure: fourteen was worn by Johan Cruyff back, one of the leading and inspiring large Pep, and fourteen titles may be held out of a total of nineteen possible.

Whether Barça beats Athletic and Cup champion is proclaimed as if it is in thirteen crowns, stage Guardiola will have been extraordinary and full of unforgettable moments: from the end of the curse of the Intercontinental, the victory in two World Clubs, up to two humiliations at Madrid 2-6 in such an important date as May 2, and 5-0 days no less significant, November 29, the anniversary of the founding of the Barça. Not forgetting paths displays against Manchester United which accounted for two Champions.

Guardiola's Barça dominated in Spain and Europe, winning the triple-six trophies in the same year, 2009. Domestically, the three have joined League Cup and three Super Cups, the last one against Madrid of Mourinho, the day the Luso portrayed himself as a coward attacking Tito Vilanova and putting a finger on the eye. Mou that day disappointed many people as a person and made much larger Guardiola and Barça.

Pep In Spain no longer win three titles: Cup 2010 to be eliminated by Sevilla, future champion, the 2011, losing in overtime in the final against Madrid and the last league, also against the Madrid of Mourinho , who has won twice against Barça five wins azulgrana and four draws.

At Europe the Madrid of Mou also a victim, particularly in the semifinal of 2011, which opened the doors of Wembley, where the consolidated group stage Barcelona domain started in 2006, six Champions League semifinals in the last seven years, five of them consecutively.

In addition to the Champions, 2009 and 2011, the 'Pep Team' international left two European Super Cups very worked and, above all, two Club World Cup: the first, dramatic, against Estudiantes de la Plata, the goal from Messi with the shield, and the second, before the Santos Neymar, which marked the consecration of the Barça football to the world. Fourteen titles may be, but if they stay in thirteen the legacy of 'Pep Team' is huge. (via MD)