Barša have a winning record against Andalusian coach Manzano, who has only won three of the home games he has played against Barša.
With Guardiola, 1X2
With Guardiola as visiting manager, all kinds of results have happened. In the cup semi finals in
the 2008/09 season, Barša drew at Son Moix. Months later, they visited the Balearic Islands as
champions and lost 2-1, while last season, FCB snatched a 1-0 win in Mallorca thanks to a goal from
Gregorio Manzano is a respected man in the trade, having sat on the bench of several different top
flight clubs. But he has little to boast about when it comes to his record against Barša, not only
at the Camp Nou, but also with home advantage.
Sunday’s game will be tenth time he has entertained the Catalans, and Barša will be
hoping to continue their excellent record against him when they face his Sevilla team at the
Two wins before 2003
Gregorio Manzano’s first home win against Barša was in 2001. In a year to
forget, Barcelona lost 4-0 at Santander. That was the season Rivaldo qualified Barša for the
Champions League with a last-minute overhead kick. A year later, with Rexach on the bench, Manzano
beat Barša again, but this time as manager of Rayo Vallecano.
With Mallorca in 2009
The only other time Manzano has won a home game against Barša was in 2008/09 at Son
Moix. But that was a meaningless defeat for Barša as they had already won the title and been
offered a guard of honour by the Mallorca players before the match.