Guardiola's Barça will be playing their sixth game against Real Madrid. Until now his team have won the previous five. Real Madrid, Zaragoza and Malaga have always been beaten in the league by the teams he manages.
The balance of the battles in the “clásicos” while Josep Guardiola has been the manager
is unbeatable. Five league matches and all five ended in a Barça victory. This Saturday, in Madrid,
they’ll play the second derby of the current season, the sixth of the Guardiola era at the
helm of the club.
Three managers beaten
Juande Ramos, Manuel Pellegrini and José Mourinho have been the Madrid
managers who have challenged Barça in the last five games. Guardiola’s team defeated Juande
Ramos's side in the 2008/09 season, by 2-0 (Eto'o and Messi) in the Camp Nou, and 6-2 in Madrid
(Henry 2, Messi 2, Puyol, and Pique).
Last season, with Pellegrini on the Madrid bench, Barça also won both league games: 1-0 at
the Camp Nou (Ibrahimovic) and 2-0 in Madrid (Messi and Pedro). Last November Barca beat
Mourinho’s Real Madrid 5-0 (Xavi, Pedro, Villa 2, and Jeffren) at the Camp Nou.
The balance of goals in the last 5 matches is 16 goals for Barça (half of them scored in
Madrid) and 2 for Real Madrid.
Malaga and Zaragoza as well
Not only Real Madrid has always lost against Guardiola’s Barça. Malaga and
Zaragoza have also been defeated, in every game, by the League Champions. Zaragoza have lost 4
times in the League, whilst Malaga have accumulated 5 defeats against the team that Pep Guardiola