Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Guardiola's Bayern Beats Barca
BBC Sport, July 25th, 2013 4:49PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  barcelona, germany, spain


Bayern Munich defeated Barcelona, 2-0, in a rematch of the UEFA Champions League semifinal at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday. The preseason friendly was coach Pep Guardiola’s first game in charge at his new home stadium.

Philipp Lahm and Mario Mandzukic scored the goals for a close to full strength Bayern side while Barcelona fielded a largely second string team that included Lionel Messi but did not feature Xavi, Andres Iniesta or Neymar. Assistant coach Jordi Roura took charge for Barca, as the club’s new coach, Gerardo Martino, is not expected to arrive until Friday.

"It was a special game for me. I spent my whole life as a player and coach at Barcelona,'' Guardiola, who won 13 trophies in four years as coach of Barca, said. "I'm happy, I don't have anything to complain about at the moment." He added: "It was a good preparation for Borussia Dortmund. Barcelona is always a good team and they were a good test for us. We had our chances and we have to improve our finishing."

Bayern faces its great rival in the German Supercup on Saturday, two weeks before the start of the Bundesliga season, at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund. Bayern won the German Supercup last year with a 2-1 victory.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Guardiola: I Would Leave Bayern if Asked    
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said he would be happy to leave the German giant after ...
Hazard a 'Major Doubt' for UCL Semi    
Chelsea on Friday confirmed that playmaker Eden Hazard is "major doubt" for Tuesday's UEFA Champions League ...
Neymar to Miss at Least Four Weeks     
Barcelona starlet Neymar looks set to miss the rest of the season after suffering an injury ...
Klinsmann on Altidore's Situation    
In the latest edition of Road to the Roster, U.S. men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann ...
Liverpool Players Lead PFA Awards Lists     
Liverpool trio Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard were nominated for the Professional Footballers' Association's ...
Cruyff: Barca Needs to Restore Laporta, Guardiola     
Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff thinks the best way to turn the Catalan giant's fortunes around is ...
Ronaldo Could Miss First Game vs. Bayern     
Cristiano Ronaldo watched from the stands as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa del ...
Report: Moyes Must Qualify for Europa League    
Manchester United coach David Moyes is understood to be under pressure from the Glazer family, the ...
Bayern Eases into German Cup Final     
Bayern Munich on Wednesday remained on course for a record 17th German Cup by crushing second ...
Pellegrini: 'Mentally Tired' City Not Out of Title Race    
Manuel Pellegrini admitted that Manchester City is mentally tired after his team could only manage a ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives