If Pep Guardiola follows El Tel he can stop Liverpool running wild
Pep Guardiola has seen it done. The question is whether he is still interested in how they did it.
April 16, 1986. Barcelona 3 IFK Gothenburg 0. European Cup semi-final second leg, aggregate score 3-3, Barcelona advanced on penalties. We know Guardiola was there because when Pichi Alonso scored the third goal, for his hat-trick, to level the tie after 69 minutes, a ball boy sprinted with sheer abandon and excitement across the Nou Camp turf to join the celebrations.
That was Guardiola, aged 15, and a protege at the club. He infiltrated the celebrations after the penalty shootout, too, and... read more
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