Pep Guardiola vs Real Madrid: Head-to-Head Record

In this article, Sportco analyzes the head-to-head record of Pep Guardiola vs Real Madrid and how the former Barcelona manager has fared against the Los Blancos.

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There is no manager who knows Real Madrid better than Pep Guardiola, and he knows what it takes to give Real Madrid a hard time when he faces them tomorrow night at the Etihad Stadium. 

Up to date, Pep Guardiola has gone head-to-head vs Real Madrid 19 times while being the head coach of three different clubs (Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City). 

When he takes charge of clubs, he makes sure they start challenging big European clubs on big stages and try to turn things around. 

Pep Guardiola is a tactical genius, and his trophies and a plethora of wins are the witnesses. He has squared off with Los Blancos many times; first, when he was managing Barcelona, there have been many bittersweet memories when his Barcelona side played Real Madrid. 

And after bidding adieu to the Catalans he joined Bayern Munich there, he steered the club to glories, but only one trophy eluded the Champions League despite making it to the semifinal twice. 

Guardiola described his time at Bayern Munich as a failure because he couldn't inspire them to the Champions League trophy. A few years later, Manchester City announced that Guardiola would be Manuel Pellegrini's successor. 

And so far, the 51-year-old has changed the mentality of his players at City, who have become a winning dynasty; a fine-tuned Manchester City are on course to reach their second successive Champions League final if they condemn Real Madrid successfully. 

City are a full-fledged team, and having the most reputed man in European football is the cherry on top. Pep knows how to find vulnerabilities in the Real Madrid team, and below head-to-head records demonstrate he knows Real Madrid better than any other manager.  

Pep Guardiola vs Real Madrid: Overall Record

Stats Pep Guardiola  
Matches 19
Wins 11
Loss 4
Draws 4

Pep Guardiola vs Real Madrid: Champions League Record

Date Result Competition 
Aug 7, 2020Manchester City 2-1 Real MadridChampions League 
Feb 26, 2020Real Madrid 1-2 Manchester CityChampions League
Apr 29, 2014Bayern Munich 0-4 Real MadridChampions League
Apr 23, 2014Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern MunichChampions League
May 3, 2011Barcelona 1-1 Real MadridChampions League
Apr 27, 2011Real Madrid 0-2 BarcelonaChampions League

Pep Guardiola holds an excellent head-to-head record vs Real Madrid; in 19 games, he has claimed 11 wins while the rest eight ended in a draw and defeat. 

His Champions League record also speaks volumes as in six encounters, Pep has lost twice against Real Madrid and won three-game, drawing one, two with Manchester City and once with Barcelona. 

Memorable moments of Pep Guardiola vs Real Madrid and Unforgettable matches to savour 

Along with these meetings, there are many memorable moments with Real Madrid. However, all of them have come with the Barcelona side. 

Destroying Real Madrid through tiki-taka

His 2-0 win over Los Blancos in the Champions League semifinal, when Lionel Messi scored a solo goal waltzing past four defenders and then releasing the ball inside the right corner in 2011. 

His first game as a Barcelona coach against Real Madrid ended in a 2-0 win for the Spanish manager; this convinced the football world that he will be the next big thing in football. The 6-2 rout, was followed by Real Madrid's 0-5 demolition.

When Pep's Barcelona was potent in Europe, that team was the most dominating club we ever witnessed in football history. They were the juggernaut and ran riot in Europe. 

Real Madrid taking revenge over Pep Guardiola

Ever since he left Blaugrana, Pep has collected only domestic titles with Bayern Munich and Manchester City, albeit reaching the Champions League final once. 

Pep's side always delivered on occasion, and there have been many mouthwatering games, but sometimes they have been the victim of Real Madrid's wrath when Bayern Munich were thrashed 5-0 on aggregate in the Champions League semifinal. 

Now we skip to the present scenario, Pep will face Real Madrid 20th time tomorrow and if he eliminates the La Liga giants he will become the first-ever manager to knock out Real Madrid from the Champions League thrice in his managerial career.  

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