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29.03.2009 11:54

Klinsmann has never beaten Guardiola

Jesús Carrillo

Current Barça and Bayern Munich managers Guardiola and Klinsmann met on four occasions as players in the 90’s with 2 wins for Guardiola and 2 draws.

The two players met in the UEFA Cup, the Champions League and in the final phase of the World Cup. Now they will meet on opposite sides in the Champions League as team managers.

Two wins against Monaco

PEP_GUARDIOLA002.jpgThe two first met in the group stage of the CL in the 1993/94 season playing for Barça and Monaco. Barça beat Monaco 2-0 in the first leg in the Camp Nou, Klinsmann playing the full 90 minutes while Guardiola was substituted 10 minutes before the end.

In the return leg, both players played and Barça won 0-1.

World Cup in Chicago

In the summer of 1994, Germany and Spain clashed in Chicago in the USA World Cup. The match ended in a 1-1 draw with Klinsmann scoring the goal for Germany.

Last meeting in Munich

klinsmann.jpgThe two players met for the last time in the Olympic Stadium in Munich in the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup 1995/96. Barça managed a 2-2draw with goals from Oscar Garcia and Hagi for Barça and Witeczek and Scholl for Bayern Munich. Guardiola was out injured for the return leg in the Camp Nou.
Klinsmann has never beaten Guardiola
Barça and Bayern Munich top scorers
It’s interesting to note that the teams managed by Guardiola and Klinsmann are the highest scorers in the Champions League this season, with 24 goals apiece in the 8 matches.

In the group stage, Barça scored 18 goals compared to 12 from Bayern. In the first knockout round, Klinsmann’s players eliminated Sporting 12-1 on aggregate while Barça disposed of Olympique Lyon 6-3. However, Bayern have conceded only 5 goals compared with Barça’s tally of 11. These figures exclude the preliminary phase as Bayern entered the group stage directly.

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