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Guardiola, with Vilanova, in Madrid / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

With the victory at the Santiago Bernabéu this Saturday, FC Barcelona’s manager, Josep Guardiola continues his winning ways in Madrid. Even since Guardiola took charge of Barça’s bench in 2008 he hasn’t lost to Real Madrid at the Bernabéu; his balance is four victories and two draws.

Three out of four in the Liga

Guardiola has played against Real Madrid four times in the Liga, once in the Champions League and once in the Spanish Super Cup, at the Bernabéu. In the Liga, Barça have come out on top three out of four times: 2-6 in the 2008/10, 0-2 in 2009/10, and tonight’s 1-3. Last year Barça drew one-all.

In the Champions League, FC Barcelona managed to qualify for the Wembley final after drawing one-all at the Camp Nou, during the return leg of the semi-finals last season. Barça beat Madrid 0-2 at the Bernabéu in the away leg.

Lastly, in the Spanish Super Cup this season, Guardiola’s men managed a 2-2 tie at the Bernabéu. The title would stay at the Camp Nou thanks to the 3-2 win in Barcelona.

FC Barcelona have scored 16 goals in favour and only conceded 6 against Real Madrid with Guardiola at Barça’s helm. An extraordinary record for an extraordinary manager.


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