at the Time, Guardiola was 38 or 40 years old and still new to the trainer business. It looked like he would make the Champions League his competition. However, neither in the three years at FC Bayern Munich, with Manchester City, where he works since summer of 2016, he could win Europe's top club competition.
The Bavarians, he led three years in a row to the semi-finals; with a City, whose owner Sheikh Mansour, the Champions League is a kind of Holy Grail, he has managed, however, never been further than the quarter-finals. In the fourth start to run better now: this Saturday(21.00 in F. A. Z.-Liveticker zur Champions League, Sky and DAZN) meet Manchester City and Guardiola in Lisbon to Olympique Lyon. City is the last remaining participants from England and a tournament favorite. For Guardiola, it is the opportunity to put his critics, who claim he had his best years as a coach already.
In recent years, he was always a proportion of the blame for leaving his team. 2017 vertändelte City in the second round against AS Monaco on a 5:3 home win from the first leg: Monaco 3:1 won against the offensively-positioned City. "All trainers make mistakes", said afterward Guardiola.
In the following two years of failed City to local competitors: in 2018, the Liverpool FC, 2019 at Tottenham Hotspur. Against the London Guardiola in the first leg, refused to playmaker Kevin De Bruyne. The team lacked the creativity, City, lost 0:1, and from arbitration to a 4:3 victory in the return game once again because of the away goals. Among others, the "BBC" saw the Problem in Guardiola's hard to strive for perfection. Especially in the knockout stage of the Champions League, the coach zerdenke his statements to the point that the tactical errors were under.Updated Date: 15 August 2020, 12:19