Pep Guardiola Spotted at Camp Nou for Barcelona Versus Real Madrid Fixture

Pep Guardiola Spotted at Camp Nou for Barcelona Versus Real Madrid Fixture

Byron Pillay
March 20, 2023 at 8:04 AM
  • Pep Guardiola won numerous trophies as a player and a manager of Barcelona during his time at the club
  • Barca beat Real Madrid 2-1 in El Clasico thanks to goals from Sergi Roberto and a late Franck Kessie effort
  • Ex-Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola was in attendance at Camp Nou to watch his former team beat Madrid

Pep Guardiola may have left Barcelona for pastures new, but the club will always remain part of his heart.

The Manchester City manager was a player and later a coach of the Catalan giants, and is still a huge supporter of the side.

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Pep Guardiola made his return to Camp Nou as he came out to support Barcelona as they took on Real Madrid in El Clasico. Image: Shaun Botterill.
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Guardiola showed his support for La Blaugrana as he was spotted in the stands ahead of their El Clasico encounter with Real Madrid.

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The Spanish manager was spotted in the stands with Johann Cruyff's wife before the game started.

Widely considered as Barcelona's greatest manager, Guardiola was no slouch as a player either. As noted by the club's website, he played 479 games for the side and scored 16 goals.

He won six league titles as a player, four Spanish Super Cups, two Copa Del Rey trophies, two European Super Cups, and one European Cup.

Guardiola scouting Real Madrid?

Guardiola's presence at Camp Nou may have been twofold. The former Barcelona manager could have also been there scouting Carlo Ancelotti's Madrid ahead of a potential clash.

Manchester City have been drawn against Bayern Munich in the quarter-final of the Champions League. The winner of that game will face the winner of Real Madrid and Chelsea in the semi-final of the competition.

Barca move 12 points clear

Barcelona snatched a 2-1 win over Real Madrid with Franck Kessie's late goal Sunday to move 12 points clear at the top of La Liga, Sports Brief reported.

The victory dents Los Blancos' ambitions of retaining the title and leaves the Catalans that much closer to lifting the trophy for the first time since 2019.

Carlo Ancelotti's charges took the lead through a Ronald Araujo own goal, but Barca pulled level when Sergi Roberto tucked home just before half-time.

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