Pep Guardiola last won a big European away game in 2011. Is he overthinking? | Jonathan Wilson

10 April 2019 09:30
Manchester City’s defeat at Tottenham took his run without a quarter- or semi-final victory to 10. It feels like more than a blipEight years ago Pepe was sent off and Lionel Messi scored two goals, one of them brilliant, as Barcelona beat Real Madrid in the semi-final of the Champions League. It was an apocalyptic night, the climax of that run of four clásicos in 17 days (although there was the second leg still to come) that came to define José Mourinho’s first season in Spain.It came after Guardiola had finally snapped back at Mourinho’s constant goading, a moment his players seem to have regarded as the lancing of a boil. It was an exhausting, euphoric victory and yet one from which Guardiola has perhaps never quite recovered: eight years on, he is yet to win another away leg of a Champions League quarter-final or semi-final. Related: Supercharged Son jolts City to show Spurs can prosper without Kane Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian