Barcelona 5, Real Madrid 0. The first meeting between Pep Guardiola
and Jose Mourinho since the latter had left Inter (having beaten Barca
on his way to the Champions League crown) and joined Real.
Mourinho had been recruited by Real Madrid as the antidote to
Guardiola, the man who could topple Barcelona and bring silverware
back to Madrid. But after this drubbing, many were left wondering if
the plan had backfired.
In this, the final episode in the series, Marcus Speller and Jonathan
Wilson are joined by Ian Hawkey (The Sunday Times) to discuss the
2010 Classico and a season that went on to define the
Guardiola/Mourinho relationship and their respective styles of play
The last in a six-part football series that explores how the evolution
of today’s beautiful game began at Barcelona 25 years ago with the
pioneering ideas of Johan Cruyff and was then taken on by the likes of
Louis Van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola.
Essential listening for anyone who loves football – past, present and
Over six episodes, Guardian football correspondent Jonathan Wilson
and the Football Ramble’s Marcus Speller, along with a panel of
experts, take an in depth look at six incredible matches that changed
football and helped to define this footballing evolution, from Johan
Cruyff’s Barcelona to Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid, Alex Ferguson’s
Manchester United to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
The series coincides with the release of The Barcelona Legacy – a
book written by Jonathan Wilson – out this month in hardback,
eBook and audiobook.
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