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21.04.2011 13:00

Guardiola loses first final as manager

Barça’s defeat at Mestalla was also the first in a final for Josep Guardiola, after accumulating a six out of six record. The following are other items of trivia associated to Wednesday’s cup final.

Guardiola loses first final as manager

► Guardiola had previously won one Champions League, Copa del Rey, Clubs World Cup and European Supercup final, and two Spanish Supercup finals. Despite the defeat, six out of seven is still some achievement.

► It was also the first time Guardiola has lost a game in extra time. In Monaco and Abu Dhabi, Barça came out tops.

► Barça had won their last three cup finals and hadn’t lost one for 15 years. The last time they lost was also 1-0 in extra time, that time against Atlético Madrid, who took the title thanks to a Pantic goal in 1995/96.

► The game at Mestalla was incredibly tight in almost all senses: total shots (13 for Barça, 11 for Madrid), shots on target (3 for Barça, 5 for Madrid), crosses (16 for Barça, 12 for Madrid) and fouls committed (26 for Madrid, 24 for Barça).

► When it came to passes, Barça, as usual were way ahead of their opponents. They made 816 good passes and Madrid made 289. Xavi made the most (135).

► Alves gave away the most balls (14) but also recovered the most (10) for Barcelona.

► Barça failed to score for the first time in 2011. The last time they ended a game goalless was in the round of sixteen of the Copa del Rey against Athletic Bilbao (0-0).

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