Pep Guardiola has reached his ninth Champions League semi-final, the most of any manager in the history of the competition

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Pep Guardiola has won nearly every trophy imaginable during his tenure as manager of Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola has reached his ninth Champions League semi-final, the most of any manager in the history of the competition

He will always be identified with Barcelona’s tiki-taka heydays, with his first full seasons in charge of the first team being among the most decorated in club history.

Guardiola has won the Premier League, FA Cup, and League Cup with Manchester City, but he has yet to win the Champions League with the club.

Pep Guardiola has won how many Champions League titles?

Guardiola has two Champions League championships under his belt, both with Barcelona.

In his first season in command of Barcelona’s senior team, he won the Champions League for the first time, defeating Manchester United 2-0 in the final in 2008-09.

He became the youngest man to lead a Champions League-winning club in the process. Barcelona was the first Spanish team to win La Liga, Copa del Rey, and the Champions League in the same season (known as the triple).

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Two years after winning his first Champions League trophy, he won his second in 2011 final. The Blaugrana defeated Manchester United in the final at Wembley for the second time, this time by a score of 3-1.

When did Pep Guardiola last win the Champions League?

Guardiola’s last Champions League victory came with Barcelona in 2010-11.

He has never won the Champions League with a team that was not Barcelona or that did not include Lionel Messi, and he has only reached the final once with a team that was not Barcelona.

Pep Guardiola has reached his ninth Champions League semi-final, the most of any manager in the history of the competition

With Manchester City, he made it to the final in 2020-21, while with Bayern Munich, he only made it to the semi-final.

Guardiola has expressed his desire for City to win the Champions League, half-joking that his legacy at the Etihad will be defined by his success in the elite European competition.

“Of course, we’ll be judged not just on how we play, but also on the titles we win.” That is correct. “It’s that simple,” Guardiola stated in 2020.

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“We had an incredible year last year, but people say, ‘But you didn’t win the Champions League.’ That is why, if we do not win it in my final period here, I will be considered a failure. That is something I am aware of.

Pep Guardiola has reached his ninth Champions League semi-final, the most of any manager in the history of the competition

“However, I enjoy working with my guys, and they continue to win many games.” Winning in a specific manner is what helps you win titles, and we feel we can do so. We’ll find out at the end.”

Below is a timeline of Guardiola’s Champions League advancement with Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Manchester City.

Barcelona’s Champions League record under Pep Guardiola

SeasonUCL roundResult
2008-09Final (winner)Barcelona 2-0 Man Utd
2009-10Semi-finalBarcelona 2-3 Inter (agg.)
2010-11Final (winner)Barcelona 3-1 Man Utd
2011-12Semi-finalBarcelona 2-3 Chelsea (agg.)

Bayern Munich’s Champions League record under Pep Guardiola

SeasonUCL roundResult
2013-14Semi-finalBayern 0-5 Real Madrid (agg.)
2014-15Semi-finalBayern 3-5 Barcelona (agg.)
2015-16Semi-finalBayern 2-2 Atletico Madrid (agg.)

Manchester City’s Champions League record under Pep Guardiola

SeasonUCL roundResult
2016-17Round of 16Manchester City 6-6 Monaco (agg.)
2017-18Quarter-finalManchester City 1-5 Liverpool (agg.)
2018-19Quarter-finalManchester City 4-4 Tottenham (agg.)
2019-20Semi-finalManchester City 1-3 Lyon (agg.)
2020-21FinalManchester City 0-1 Chelsea

Manchester City has advanced to the Champions League semi-finals for the third consecutive season, having previously done so in 2015-16 and 2020-21.

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Pep Guardiola has reached his seventh Champions League semi-final, more than any other manager in the competition’s history (four with Barcelona, three with Bayern Munich, two with City).

Manchester City played their 100th Champions League encounter on Wednesday; despite failing to win or score, they are second only to Real Madrid in terms of victories (55) and goals (201) in their first 100 games in the competition (won 57, scored 202).

Pep Guardiola has reached his ninth Champions League semi-final, the most of any manager in the history of the competition

Manchester City is only the fourth team to keep a clean sheet in both legs of the last 16 and quarter-final in the same season since the introduction of the last 16 stages in the 2003-04 Champions League, joining Milan in 2004-05, Arsenal in 2005-06, and Juventus in 2016-17, all of whom reached the final (and all lost).

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