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Barça-City will mark Xavi's first clash with his grandmaster

Published:23/08/2022 - 19:52h

Updated:23/08/2022 - 19:53h

Two very similar styles, but with time of distinct development, will confront in Barcelona this Wednesday 24 August. Xavi with his FC Barcelona and Pep Guardiola with the City, will measure in a duel that will contest the possession at all times

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Pep Guardiola always has been clear since Xavi Hernández arrived to the bench of the FC Barcelona. The current trainer of the Manchester City knows that the the comparisons went to be unavoidable from the beginning afterwards that both technicians have an alike way to understand the football, in addition to his training in The Masia.

This Wednesday both technicians will confront for the first time. In the Spotify Camp Nou there will be a friendly meeting between the Barça and the City that will serve for homenajear to Juan Carlos Unzué and raise funds for the investigation on the ELA. Guardiola Played with the creator of all the philosophy culé, Johan Cruyff, and learnt a lot he. Xavi, by his part, had to Guardiola like trainer, with which won it all and turned into one of the best midfield players of the world.

"Be directed by Guardiola was a máster. I learnt a lot of. By as it is he, the ambition that has, win them, the passion that puts him. It is an obsessive of the football, of the tactics", has recognised the current technician of the Barça speaking of Guardiola. Both trainers look for always have the balloon in his power, the pressure after loss is innegociable and both are lovers of the game of position.

So much Xavi like Guardiola are based in a 4-3-3 like diagram, although they also can vary with a line of three defenders in some meetings moments. Guardiola Showed that his idea was above the names and arrived to the Barça in 2008 requesting the sale of Ronaldinho, Deco and Eto'or; something that looks for to do Xavi, that has not doubted in warning to one of his captains, Gerard Hammered, that it will have it difficult to play this season.

You win to repeat cycle

The similarities between both, that coincided in the same staff when Louis go Gaal went up to Xavi to the first team in 1998, are too many. The style, saving the distances, is the same. Although there will be points in willing, the meeting of this Wednesday 24 August will be able to show the one who imposes .

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