In the 2000s, two coaches who are regarded as the best coaches draw attention by setting records in the European Football Federation (UEFA) club competition one day apart.

Whether or not the team led by the two coaches will win the championship is expected to attract more and more attention from soccer fans around the world.

Manchester City, led by Pep Guardiola, drew 1-1 in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal held on the 20th (Korean time). Manchester City, who won the first leg 8 days ago 3-0, advanced to the semi-finals of the competition with an aggregate score of 4-1. It was Guardiola’s 10th career Champions League semi-final appearance.

Guardiola, who started his big-league managerial career at Barcelona in 2008/09, made his debut that season by winning the Champions League. Afterwards, until the 2011/12 season, it caused the ‘tiki-taka’ syndrome and advanced to the semifinals for 4 consecutive seasons.

Even after leaving Barcelona to coach Bayern Munich, the ‘semifinal instinct’ was still the same. Although he did not win, he reached the semifinals for three consecutive seasons from the 2013/14 season to the 2015/16 season during his tenure in Munich.

Afterwards, Manager Guardiola, who made his nest in England through Manchester City, had difficulties in the European stage at the beginning of his appointment, especially in the 2018/19 season, he was beaten three times by Son Heung-min and collapsed in the Champions League quarterfinals, but since then he has been re-entering the semifinals. .

Man City has been in the semifinals for three consecutive seasons from the 2020/21 season to this season.

‘Sky Sports Germany’ reported that “Guardiola became the first coach to reach 10 UEFA Champions League semi-finals.” 토토사이트

Not to be outdone by this, Mourinho also reported advancing to the semifinals a day later. AS Roma, led by him, defeated Feyenoord 4-1 at home on the 21st, and advanced to the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League with an aggregate score of 4-2.

Coach Mourinho also created a meaningful record through AS Roma’s semifinal run.

It was his 12th semi-final in a UEFA competition. This is the highest record for a current manager.

Mourinho led FC Porto in the 2002/03 season to the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup (now Europa League) and reached the first semi-final of a UEFA competition. In the 2003/04 season, he made his mark by leading the same team to an unexpected Champions League victory.

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