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Guardiola Hails 'Best' Win of Season vs. Man United
AFP, April 10th, 2014 3:51PM

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Pep Guardiola hailed the “best” part of his first season in charge of Bayern Munich so far, as his team came from behind in both legs of its UEFA Champions League quarterfinal with Manchester United, prevailing 3-1 4-2 on aggregate after two games. Following last weeks’ 1-1 draw in Manchester, Bayern was again forced to come from behind as Patrice Evra put the Red Devils in the lead after 56 minutes at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night, only for Mario Mandzukic to equalize a minute later. Goals from Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben then sealed the win for the defending European champion.

"I'm happy. My players have huge hearts,” Guardiola said. "This is the best part of the season for me, now we're in a superior situation." Having won 14 titles in four seasons as head coach of Barcelona, the 43-year-old Guardiola has already won three titles in less than 10 months at Bayern after lifting the UEFA Super Cup, Club World Cup and claiming the Bundesliga with a record seven matches still to play.

Bayern qualified for the UCL semis alongside Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Atletico Madrid and will find out its semifinal opponent during the UCL draw on Friday. "I often get asked which team I want, but each side has their own qualities," the Spaniard said. "Real have superior players with enormous qualities, such as (Cristiano) Ronaldo, Xabi Alonso, (Gareth) Bale etc. Atletico are pure passion and it's their first time in this situation. It's unbelievable for their fans what they have done so far.” He added: “Chelsea have a lot of experience, with players like Petr Cech, (Branislav) Ivanovic, (Frank) Lampard and the Blues have a trainer (Jose Mourinho) with a lot of experience too.”

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