The Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola rivalry is one of the most fierce rivalries in World football, the duo are perhaps the best managers in the last 10 years winning lots of laurels between them.
The rivalry which started from Spain when Mourinho was in charge of Real Madrid and Guardiola in charge of Barcelona saw so many epic games. Now it has moved to England the same City to be precised, so ahead of this weekend's Manchester derby NAIJ.com takes a look at the four times Jose Mourinho has outclassed Pep Guardiola.
1. Inter Milan vs Barcelona (2010 Champions League Semi Final)
Pep Guardiola took the world by storm with his Barcelona team winning every trophy they competed for in the previous season, they met Mourinho Inter Milan in the semi final of the 09/10 UCL.
After going 1-0 down to an early Pedro goal, Inter turned the tie on its head with some thrilling counter-attacking play through Wesley Sneijder, Maicon and Diego Milito.
In the return leg at Camp Nou, the World saw a vintage Mourinho, tactically outclassing Guardiola despite playing with a man down for the majority of the game.
Inter lost the game 1-0 but they had done more than enough at the San Siro to qualify for the Champions League final game Bayern which they eventually won.
2. Barcelona vs Real Madrid, Copa del Rey final, April, 2011
The first final between these two managers and it was Jose Mourinho who emerged victorious thanks to a bullet header from Ronaldo in extra-time to give Madrid a 1-0 victory over Barcelona and it ended Madrid's 18-year wait to lift the Copa Del Rey.
3. Barcelona vs Real Madrid, La Liga, April, 2012
Madrid went seven points clear at the top of La Liga thanks to a late header from Ronaldo to give Mourinho's men a 2-1 victory.
It ended Barca's 55-game unbeaten run at home. A big moment in Guardiola's decision to take a sabbatical.
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4. Manchester United vs Man City, EFL Cup, October, 2016
Pep Guardiola had earlier defeated Jose Mourinho in their first Manchester derby 2-1 at Old Trafford, but United reacted few days later in the League Cup.
Juan Mata scored the only goal as Manchester United eliminated their neighbors and Mourinho's men took a giant stride and they eventually won the Capital won Cup that season.
On Sunday, December 10, we will be seeing yet another Jose Mourinho vs Pep Guardiola installment and it promises to be another nail biting affair.
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