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Title race far from over - Guardiola

Posted Monday, November 28, 2011 by Supersport.com90 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola insisted that his team are not yet out of the title race, despite falling six points adrift of Real Madrid in the wake of their shock defeat to Getafe on Saturday. "The league is not over. There is still a long way to go," he said after a Juan Valera goal midway through the second half condemned Barcelona to a first defeat in any competition this season. "We are...Full Story »

Lazio 0 : 1 Juventus - Pepe strike enough for Juve

Posted Saturday, November 26, 2011 by PA16 hits

Unbeaten Juventus edged Lazio 1-0 at the Stadio Olimpico to go one point clear at the top of the Serie A standings. Simone Pepe scored the only goal in the 34th minute as the Turin giants extended their great run of form for another week. The result allowed Antonio Conte's Juve to leapfrog Udinese into first place. Both teams went into the encounter in the Eternal City level on 22 points. Ju...Full Story »

"Mou wanted Pep as Barca assistant"

Posted Saturday, November 26, 2011 by ESPN156 hits

Jose Mourinho wanted Pep Guardiola as his assistant had he been given the job as Barcelona manager, according to former Barca vice-president Marc Ingla. Ingla claimed Mourinho was in the frame to replace Frank Rijkaard, whose tenure as Barca coach finished at the end of the 2007/8 season. "We had a meeting with him [Mourinho] and his representative in a bank in Lisbon but we never seriously ...Full Story »

Guardiola: We were the better team

Posted Friday, November 25, 2011 by ESPN55 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola believes his side were deserving winners in their 3-2 victory over AC Milan in the Champions League.Wednesday's result means Barca are now assured of first place in Group H, while Milan, who had already qualified for the next round before the match, will have to settle for second place.And despite the game at the San Siro being an evenly-contested match, with Barc...Full Story »

Guardiola: We were the better team

Posted Thursday, November 24, 2011 by ESPN87 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola believes his side were deserving winners in their 3-2 victory over AC Milan in the Champions League. Wednesday's result means Barca are now assured of first place in Group H, while Milan, who had already qualified for the next round before the match, will have to settle for second place. And despite the game at the San Siro being an evenly-contested match, with ...Full Story »

Vilanova op overshadows Guardiola v Ibra clash

Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2011 by YAHOO Sport30 hits

MADRID, Nov 22 (Reuters) - An tumour operation undergone by Pep Guardiola’s assistant coach Tito Vilanova on Tuesday has overshadowed Barcelona’s trip to play AC Milan in the Champions League. The clash between the European giants has been eagerly anticipated after Milan’s Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic made disparaging comments about his former coach Guardiola in a recent...Full Story »

Pepe Reina: Luis Suarez can be better for Liverpool than Fernando Torres

Posted Saturday, November 19, 2011 by The Sun190 hits

SU GOOD ... Torres' replacement Luis PEPE REINA reckons selling Fernando Torres was a real masterstroke for Liverpool because they replaced him with an even bigger star. The Spanish striker for Chelsea in January after a £50million move which stunned the football world. But Luis Suarez, who arrived from Ajax for less than half that fee, has proved such a smash that the Reds have hardly...Full Story »

Guardiola: Messi set to play against Zaragoza

Posted Friday, November 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport44 hits

BARCELONA, Spain (AP)—Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola expects forward Lionel Messi to overcome fatigue and play against Zaragoza, while Pedro Rodriguez should also return from injury for Saturday’s match. Messi only arrived Thursday from a lengthy spell of international duty with Argentina and even Guardiola was surprised by how motivated the midfielder was to play. “Messi is i...Full Story »

Pep, Jose agree on 'code of silence'

Posted Thursday, November 17, 2011 by Supersport.com194 hits

Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola are in many ways about as different as day and night, but they agree at least on one thing: Real Madrid and Barcelona are shrouded in a code of silence. In an era of hypercommunication, the two giants of Spanish football are going ever further in their "bunkerization" process. First they banned fans and reporters from training, then they denied the media the ...Full Story »

Inter Milan deny Guardiola talks

Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2011 by ESPN98 hits

Inter Milan have denied speculation they have been in contact with Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola about becoming their new manager. And president Massimo Moratti insists he has "no idea" where Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is after he too was linked with Inter. Guardiola has been in Brescia during the international break, meeting with old friends he knew during his time at the Serie B ...Full Story »

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says he feels at home in Brescia

Posted Tuesday, November 15, 2011 by Supersport.com311 hits

The 40-year-old represented the Italian side after leaving Camp Nou as a player and was given a rapturous reception by the club's fans on Sunday Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola returned to Brescia on Sunday to watch his old side's 1-0 home loss to Ascoli, and admitted that he felt at home in the Lombardy city. Guardiola left Camp Nou after illustrious 11 years at the Catalan club, and spent two ...Full Story »

Pepe, Carvalho are friends – Mourinho

Posted Monday, November 14, 2011 by citizen.co.za132 hits

Madrid. The Portuguese tactician says the two defenders have an 'excellent relationship', following the former Chelsea defender's decision to quit the national side Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has stressed that there's no problem between Ricardo Carvalho and Pepe as the former's decision to retire from international football had nothing to do with his team-mate. The 33-year-old Carvalho ab...Full Story »

Krkic denies Guardiola criticism

Posted Sunday, November 13, 2011 by ESPN92 hits

Roma striker Bojan Krkic has denied ever mouthing a bad word about Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola. The 21-year-old has made no secret about his displeasure with the lack of first-team action during his time at the Nou Camp, which led to him moving to Rome in the summer. But the Italian insists he holds no personal grudge against Guardiola. "I was a little bit surprised, because I was on the ...Full Story »

Guardiola - Jose's No.1

Posted Saturday, November 12, 2011 by skysports.com162 hits

Barca boss rates Real coach as the best in the business Pep Guardiola: Feels it can be an advantage for a coach not to have played at a high level Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola rates Real Madrid counterpart Jose Mourinho as the best coach in world football at the current time. While Guardiola enjoyed a distinguished playing career for Barca and also represented Spain, Mourinho never played at ...Full Story »

Guardiola still wary of Hospitalet

Posted Friday, November 11, 2011 by ESPN73 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola believes his side's Copa del Rey tie against Hospitalet is "wide open". The reigning European champions could only manage an unconvincing 1-0 win in Wednesday's first leg. Andres Iniesta scored the only goal of the game to give Barca a slender advantage against their unfancied third-tier opponents ahead of the return leg at the Nou Camp on December 21. Barca wi...Full Story »

Pepe Reina: No one can touch Spain

Posted Wednesday, November 09, 2011 by The Sun136 hits

PEPE REINA has told those trying to copy Spain's slick style of play: "You'll never be good enough."Spain are world and European champions, while Barcelona have won the Champions League three times in six years with a squad that is largely made up of Spanish internationals. Liverpool keeper Reina, who has been named in the squad to play England on Saturday, said: "We have found a great genera...Full Story »

AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Barcelona's Pep Guardiola had 'no balls' in new book

Posted Thursday, November 03, 2011 by YAHOO Sport145 hits

AC Milan attacker Zlatan Ibrahimovic admitted that he completely lost control in the aftermath of Barcelona's 4-1 away win over Villarreal in the 2009-10 campaign as he slammed head coach Pep Guardiola for his 'lack of balls' in their Champions League elimination by Inter only days before. Swedish publication Aftonbladet reports that the striker reveals in his autobiography, which will be publi...Full Story »

Guardiola's Barcelona faces Bielsa's Bilbao

Posted Thursday, November 03, 2011 by YAHOO Sport49 hits

VALENCIA, Spain (AP)—Two of football’s most intriguing coaching minds finally meet on the field Sunday when Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona takes on Marcelo Bielsa’s Athletic Bilbao. The two coaches face off for the first time since Bielsa took over Bilbao this season, and the Basque club has been steadily improving following a poor start. Guardiola visited the former Argenti...Full Story »

Guardiola: Messi is simply magnificent

Posted Thursday, November 03, 2011 by ESPN125 hits

Pep Guardiola gushed over Lionel Messi's performance as the forward notched a hat-trick to consign Viktoria Plzen to a 4-0 Champions League defeat. Pep Guardiola's men proved far too strong for the Czech side, whose already tall order had become an almost insurmountable one after going down to ten men in the 22nd minute, and Spaniard reserved high praise for Messi's virtuoso performance. Spe...Full Story »

Guardiola: Messi is simply magnificent

Posted Wednesday, November 02, 2011 by ESPN85 hits

Pep Guardiola gushed over Lionel Messi's performance as the forward notched a hat-trick to consign Viktoria Plzen to a 4-0 Champions League defeat.Pep Guardiola's men proved far too strong for the Czech side, whose already tall order had become an almost insurmountable one after going down to ten men in the 22nd minute, and Spaniard reserved high praise for Messi's virtuoso performance.Speakin...Full Story »

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