Sunday 21 January 2018

Guardiola relishing return to Barcelona for CL semi-final

Pep Guardiola is looking forward to returning home after the Champions League semi-final draw pitted Bayern Munich against Barcelona.

There was an audible gasp at UEFA's headquarters in Nyon when the Spaniard's current side were drawn against the club with whom he achieved so much as both player and manager.

Guardiola's four-season spell at the Barca helm yielded 14 trophies, including two triumphs in the Champions League - something he will now look to deny them.

The eyes of the footballing world will be trained on the Nou Camp on May 6, when he leads Bayern out for the first leg of a tie which will decide who progresses to the Berlin finale. "I knew it would happen sooner or later," Guardiola (above) said. "It is a nice game, but not easy. Believe me, Barcelona are the strongest!"

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