Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho are two of the best managers in football at the moment, and their rivalry on the touchline hasn’t been like any other. The weekend Premier League clash between Tottenham and Manchester City marked the duo’s 24th competitive game where they locked horns as the managers, and it was Mourinho who had the last laugh, with Spurs beating City 2-0. Here we take a brief look at how both the gaffers have fared out in their previous encounters.
Guardiola vs Mourinho rivalry records
Inter Milan vs Barcelona (0-0) – UCL 2009
The first-ever game of the historic rivalry ended in a goalless draw, with Mourinho’s Inter holding up the fearsome attack of Barcelona.
Barcelona vs Inter Milan (2-0) – UCL 2009
Barcelona emerged victorious on the return leg after goals from Gerard Pique and Pedro.
Inter Milan vs Barcelona (3-1) – UCL 2010
The following season saw Inter clash against Barca in the semi-finals. The Nerazzurri were able to subdue Guardiola’s Barca and also attain a big lead in aggregate.
Barcelona vs Inter Milan (1-0) – UCL 2010
Inter continued their defensive brilliance in the second leg and also booked their place in the finals. The win marked one of the biggest in Inter’s UCL history as well as Mourinho’s.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid (5-0) 2010
This was the first competitive fixture between Mourinho and Guardiola as managers in EL Classico. Guardiola’s side wreaked havoc to arch-rivals Real Madrid, beating them 5-0.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona (1-1) 2011
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal apiece to conclude the reverse fixture in a draw.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid (0-1) 2011
Mourinho-led Los Blancos outsmarted Barca in the Copa del Rey final, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring the only goal.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona (0-2) 2011 (UCL)
Lionel Messi produced a magical display in the semi-finals of the Champions League, leaving Madrid in tatters.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid (1-1) 2011 (UCL)
The Catalans drew up with Madrid in the second leg and advanced into the finals of the Champions League on aggregate. Barca would win the final against Manchester United.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona (2-2) (2011)
The first leg of the Spanish Super Cup final ended in a draw.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid (3-2) (2011)
Barca edged out their arch-rivals in the second leg as a result of Lionel Messi show. The Argentine bagged a brace and also provided an assist.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona (1-3) (2011)
The first El Clasico in La Liga 2011/12 season saw Barca thrash Madrid 3-1 at Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona (1-2) (2012)
Barcelona ended victorious in the Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg, bagging two away goals.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid (2-2) (2012)
Barca advanced to the last four of the Copa del Rey despite Madrid’s valiant effort.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid (1-2) (2012)
Los Blancos got their only win in Clasico of the 2011/12 season after beating Barca 2-1 at Camp Nou. The game was also the final one for both Guardiola and Mourinho in Spain.
Bayern Munich vs Chelsea (2-2) (2013)
Both the managers met once again, but this time with different endeavours. Guardiola’s Bayern once again outplayed Mourinho’s Chelsea in the European Super Cup through penalties.
Man United vs Man City (1-2) (2016)
Guardiola and Mourinho met after three years as the managers of cross-town rivals Manchester City and Man United, with the former one winning at Old Trafford.
Man United vs Man City (1-0) (2016)
Juan Mata’s goal proved decisive as the Red Devils got the better of their cross-town rivals.
Man City vs Man United (0-0) (2017)
The game saw nothing but Marouane Fellaini’s red card for his headbutt on Sergio Aguero.
Man United vs Man City (1-2) (2017)
Manchester City emerged victorious against United in the 2017/18 season and went on to clinch the Premier League title.
Man City vs Man United (2-3) (2018)
Mourinho’s United came from behind to score three goals against Man City at Etihad, with Paul Pogba finding the nets twice.
Man City vs Man United (3-1) (2018)
Guardiola added insult to an already hurt United side, and soon after a month, Jose Mourinho was sacked.
Tottenham vs Man City (2-0) 2020
The rivalry between both the managers resumed after Mourinho was appointed as the new manager of Spurs to replace Mauricio Pochettino. Mourinho’s Spurs were able to outsmart Citizens while Steven Bergwijn also scored his debut goal.
Tottenham vs Man City (2-0) 2020
Mourinho ended in winning side in their latest encounter. The match statistics and scoreboard are telling two opposite stories. Statistics are as one can expect from these two master strategist. Critics and Pundits are not complaining about Spurs, as they have successfully embraces Dr. Jose Mourinho’s philosophy…