City-Real: Guardiola does not want to hear about the weight of history in the Champions League against Madrid

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How does history matter in these types of high stakes matches? This question was asked to Pep Guardiola on Monday on the eve of the first leg of the Champions League semi-final between Manchester City and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium this Tuesday (9 pm).

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Pep Guardiola is not expected to make a cakewalk in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid on Tuesday. “We’re going to face the kings of this competition, so whatever it is, we’re going to suffer,” warned the Manchester City coach, Real’s pet peeve at a long time when he called Barca (2008–2012) Gave coaching The Great Real does not play as well in C1 as their future rivals, but remain the record holder for trophies at the European Premier Event (13) and dream of a new final four years after their last coronation. .

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“If we have to play against history, we don’t have a chance. History speaks for itself, Guardiola said on Monday. For us, it will be an incredible test and we will try. When we have to suffer, the ball will hit.” , to attack when possible. That’s what happens when we face big teams like Bayern or Barca in this competition. It will be another lesson for the future.”

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Paris recalls its darkest hours in hell at the Bernabeu

The weight of Real’s history can be very heavy on opponents’ feet and heads, making it even more difficult to get every pass, every option. It follows through on its track record, but it is also inseparable from its stadium, the Santiago Bernabeu. Paris Saint-Germain can attest to this. Karim Benzema’s equalizer in the second leg did not qualify Real, but he woke up the entire stadium, which suddenly started to thunder. The Parisians then liquefied, seeing the fear that Real’s lair had inspired them.

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“We can’t change history, I’ve said it before. But tomorrow we will play 11v11 and we will try to win,” Guardiola said. Several times in the Champions League. Maybe we have things they don’t have, you never know. Finally, making predictions is complicated. I don’t think neither I nor Ancelotti will win or lose the semi-finals. This game belongs to the players. They are the ones who will make the difference, and that’s why people go to the stadium.”

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