When we speak of the top 10 best matches of FC Barcelona under Pep Guardiola, it is acceptable to refer to the hottest and most entertaining games in which Barca have played under the leadership of their young coach.
However, this is actually not the main point of this article, as we simply focus on the best games of the Blaugrana which ended profitably from their point of view. In the next slides, through video highlights, we take a look at their most thrilling matches which ended in their favor.
Note: The following slides are only organized by date.
Eto'o might have missed a penalty in this match for Barcelona against Real Madrid, but the Blaugrana were able to finish the game on a wonderful note, with Messi killing off Los Blancos late in the game. If this game is not one of Barcelona's best since Pep Guardiola's taking-over at the club, then which game is?
What a severe disgrace it was for the French. For Barcelona though, it was a moment to relive over and over again...
This match obviously raised Guardiola's standard in the list of this generation's best coaches. Scoring 6 goals against a giant side like Real Madrid is never an easy mission to accomplish; but somehow, his men were able to do the "impossible".
The second leg of the Chelsea-Barcelona game in the 2009/10 UEFA Champions League semifinals was not a pretty game at all. It was nevertheless the source of the Catalans' total success later that year (2009).
This outstanding game in the 2009 Copa del Rey final marked Pep Guardiola's first victory in a contest with FC Barcelona. What a moment to remember...
Sir Alex Ferguson is one of football's greatest coaches... Pep Guardiola still has a long way to go to equal Fergie in terms of number of trophies won in his career; but at least, the only time both coaches met, it was the Spaniard who emerged victorious.
Perhaps this game was not as entertaining as many expected it to be. Yet, for Barcelona, a 1-0 victory over Real Madrid was extremely important, as it helped them clinch their only trophy in the 2009/10 season.
This night was Lionel Messi's night for sure. Such a scoreline was definitely nothing less than shocking, but in a way, it wasn't too surprising due to Barcelona's capabilities.
Even after spending heavily in the 2009 summer transfer window, Real Madrid still bowed down to Barcelona at the Bernabeu Stadium on April 10, 2010. Goals from Messi and Pedro humbled Los Galacticos, who had just involuntary raised Manager Guardiola to new heights.
Just watch the video highlights nearby and you will understand why this Barcelona-Real Madrid game is probably Guardiola's best game ever in his career.