Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The Argentine attacker made the difference with two wonderful goals late in the game that have swung the tie very much in Barcelona's favor.
The Barcelona defender reveled in his teammate tearing Bayern Munich apart but says his side will still go to Germany with the intention of winning the second leg.
The Germans found no answer to the Argentine genius on a night when the absence of key players proved too great a hurdle.
Two goals from the imperious Lionel Messi and a stoppage time nail in the coffin from a calm and composed Neymar put one Blaugrana foot in the Champions League final.
The Argentine scored twice in the second half before Neymar's stoppage-time strike as Pep Guardiola endured a miserable return to Camp Nou.
The winger has confirmed he will not be ready to play at the Allianz Arena next week and says he's sick of the problem with his foot.
The striker will play wearing a protective mask after fracturing his nose and upper jaw in the DFB-Pokal semifinal defeat to Borussia Dortmund.
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Pep Guardiola returns Wednesday to the club he graced as both player and coach — and the team he shaped into the finest footballing side in the modern era, writes Ben Hayward.
The Catalan coached his boyhood club to the treble in 2009, but just reaching the final with Bayern this season would be more significant, writes Peter Staunton.
The former Spain midfielder believes Luis Enrique "deserves so much credit" for the job he has done at Camp Nou.
The Barca boss was heavily criticized for making constant changes earlier in the season, but his policy has left the squad fresh when it matters most, writes Ben Hayward.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Pep Guardiola is fully focused on securing Bayern Munich's place in the Champions League final amid the emotion of his return to Barcelona.
Lionel Messi was a catalyst for Barcelona's success under Pep Guardiola, and the now-Bayern Munich boss says no team can stop the superstar.
El arquero alemán sabe que enfrentar a Barcelona será complicado y considera que este partido puede ser visto como una final.
Barcelona's star man stressed that any issues he had with his manager are very much in the past.
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Luis Enrique does not think Pep Guardiola's return to Camp Nou will affect his Barcelona players.
The Atletico Madrid coach, speaking exclusively to Goal, believes clubs as powerful as the German champions must be able to deal with the loss of first-team players