Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola can only do so much against Barcelona ... Lionel Messi will decide the result
PEP GUARDIOLA can’t have the most encouraging memories of Barcelona v Manchester City at the Camp Nou.
In August 2009 the fixture, which saw the start of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s ill-fated year at the club, became the first of only three games his Barca side lost at home that season.
It was also just the second time the prestigious Joan Gamper Trophy, an annual match in honour of the club’s founder and five-time president, had been lost in 15 meetings.
Then, almost six years on, Pep arrived late for his next Blaugrana v Sky Blues battle.
Late in order to stay out of a spotlight that will be... read more
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