Guardiola and Enrique assess Tuesday’s Champions League match
Tuesday evening, Manchester City faced off against FC Barcelona in the second leg of a Champions League match and won 3-1 on two goals by Ilkay Gündogan and a single by Kevin de Bruyne, while Lionel Messi scored Barcelona’s only goal.
A couple of weeks ago, Barcelona convincingly beat Manchester City 4-0 at Camp Nou in the first leg of a Champions League match. Tuesday evening, however, Manchester City convincingly beat the Spanish Champions 3-1 on two goals by Ilkay Gündogan and a single by Kevin de Bruyne. Lionel Messi sent Barcelona in the lead with 0-1 about 20 minutes into the match, but Manchester City turned the match around.
After the match, the two managers Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique assessed the match. Ahead of the match, Pep Guardiola told medias that he was looking at the match as if it were a final.
-They played an amazing first 30 minutes and gave us huge problems, but the settlement gave us a push in the right direction, Pep Guardiola said according to the BBC.
-In the second half, we played many counter attacks, and I am really happy on behalf of the boys. They have beaten the best team in the World for the first time, the Manchester City manager continued.
Luis Enrique predicted that Pep Guardiola and his troop would make it difficult for them, and he was right.
-It was close to being the best 40 minutes, we have played against a team at this level, Luis Enrique said according to BBC.
-When we receive like we did at the settlement, it is only natural that we go a bit a down. We tried to continue the dominans, but our own mistakes and the opponents’ pressure on us made it difficult.
-We never really got back into the game again. The first 40 minutes belonged to us, the last 50 belonged to them. And they result reflects that, Enrique said.
With the victory yesterday, Manchester City is currently in second place with seven points in four matches, while Barcelona remains in first place with nine points in four matches.