The 25th of May of 2012 will forever be remembered by Barcelonistas and the world of football. It was on that day that Pep Guardiola said goodbye to FC Barcelona after four magnificent years that saw him led the team to 14 out of 19 titles. The manager’s last match, the Copa del Rey Final against Athletic Club, was the “perfect culmination” of a nearly perfect four-year trajectory. This is how worldwide press described Guardiola’s last match on the Barça bench. The press also announced that Barça’s brilliant cycle will continue under the new management of Tito Vilanova.
France: The daily L’Équipe’ highlights the gift the Azulgrana players gave Pep Guardiola in his last match: “The Azulgrana present to Guardiola.” The daily also comments on the 26th Copa del Rey title won by FC Barcelona.