The Argentine star has played four matches against Pep Guardiola’s teams so far…
With Lionel Messi’s contract with Barcelona expiring in the summer of 2021, the Argentine star parted his ways with the club ending a 21-year relationship with the Spanish giants to move Paris Saint-Germain into Ligue 1 club.
During his time in Barcelona, Messi made many records such as scoring the most goals in the Spanish League. He is also the club’s most engaged player and highest scorer in history. He won 35 titles in 17 years of his professional career The Blaugrana Which includes 10 La Liga titles and four Champions League titles.
Pep Guardiola, the former Barcelona manager and current coach of Manchester City, managed the star striker for four seasons from 2008 to 2012. The combination of Guardiola and Messi wove magic for the La Liga giants as the club won 14 titles during that time, including three Ligas and a Champions League. League titles. as they have achieved hexagonal In 2009, they won every competition they participated in.
It is often said that Guardiola played a major role in shaping Messi’s career. Also, with Messi in his squad, Guardiola has also enjoyed the most success in his managerial career. In fact without Messi in his squad, the Spanish coach would never have won the Champions League title.
Under Guardiola’s leadership, Messi appeared in 47 Champions League matches where he scored 43 goals and won 28 matches. 15 matches ended in a draw and he lost only four matches.
After the Spaniard left Barcelona in 2012, he has since managed Bayern Munich for three seasons (2013-2016) and is currently in charge of Manchester City (2016 until now). In the past eight years, Messi has played against Guardiola’s team on four occasions in the Champions League, twice against Bayern Munich and twice against Manchester City.
Against the Bundesliga team, Messi scored two goals as Barcelona beat Bayern Munich 5-3 in the two legs of the 2014/15 Champions League semi-finals. In the 2016/17 season, after Guardiola took charge of City, his team met Barcelona Messi in the group stage. Messi scored four goals in two matches, including a hat-trick
With the Spanish coach ready to face his sponsorship again in the Champions League this week when Man City take on Paris Saint-Germain, we take a look at Messi’s Champions League records while playing for and against Guardiola’s side.
What is the record Lionel Messi for Barcelona Pep Guardiola in the Champions League?
|2008/09||Barcelona 3-1 Sporting Lisbon||W||–|
|2008/09||Shakhtar Donetsk 1-2 Barcelona||W||2|
|2008/09||FC Basel 0-5 Barcelona||W||1|
|2008/09||Barcelona 1-1 Basel||Dr||1|
|2008/09||Sporting Lisbon 2-5 Barcelona||W||1|
|2008/09||Lyon 1-1 Barcelona||Dr||–|
|2008/09||Barcelona 5-2 Lyon||W||1|
|2008/09||Barcelona 4-0 Bayern Munich||W||2|
|2008/09||Bayern Munich 1-1 Barcelona||Dr||–|
|2008/09||Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea||Dr||–|
|2008/09||Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona||Dr||1|
|2008/09||Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United||W||2|
|2009/10||Inter Milan 0-0 Barcelona||Dr||–|
|2009/10||Barcelona 2-0 Dynamo Kiev||W||1|
|2009/10||Barcelona 1-2 Rubin Kazan||The||–|
|2009/10||Rubin Kazan 0-0 Barcelona||Dr||–|
|2009/10||Dynamo Kiev 1-2 Barcelona||W||1|
|2009/10||Stuttgart 1-1 Barcelona||Dr||–|
|2009/10||Barcelona 4-0 Stuttgart||W||2|
|2009/10||Arsenal 2-2 Barcelona||Dr||–|
|2009/10||Barcelona 4-1 Arsenal||W||4|
|2009/10||Inter Milan 3-1 Barcelona||The||–|
|2009/10||Barcelona 1-0 Inter Milan||W||–|
|2010/11||Barcelona 5-1 Panathinaikos||W||2|
|2010/11||Rubin Kazan 1-1 Barcelona||Dr||–|
|2010/11||Barcelona 2-0 FC Copenhagen||W||2|
|2010/11||FC Copenhagen 1-1 Barcelona||Dr||1|
|2010/11||Panathinaikos 0-3 Barcelona||W||1|
|2010/11||Barcelona 2-0 Rubin Kazan||W||–|
|2010/11||Arsenal 2-1 Barcelona||The||–|
|2010/11||Barcelona 3-1 Arsenal||W||2|
|2010/11||Barcelona 5-1 Shakhtar Donetsk||W||–|
|2010/11||Shakhtar Donetsk 0-1 Barcelona||W||1|
|2010/11||Real Madrid 0-2 Barcelona||W||2|
|2010/11||Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid||Dr||–|
|2010/11||Barcelona 3-1 Manchester United||W||1|
|2011/12||Barcelona 2-2 Milan||Dr||–|
|2011/12||Bate Borisov 0-5 Barcelona||W||2|
|2011/12||Barcelona 2-0 Viktoria Plzen||W||–|
|2011/12||Viktoria Plzen 0-4 Barcelona||W||3|
|2011/12||Milan 2-3 Barcelona||W||1|
|2011/12||Bayer Leverkusen 1-3 Barcelona||W||1|
|2011/12||Barcelona 7-1 Bayer Leverkusen||W||5|
|2011/12||Milan 0-0 Barcelona||Dr||–|
|2011/12||Barcelona 3-1 Milan||W||2|
|2011/12||Chelsea 1-0 Barcelona||The||–|
|2011/12||Barcelona 2-2 Chelsea||Dr||–|
What is Lionel Messi’s record against Pep Guardiola’s teams in the Champions League?
|2014/15||Barcelona 3-0 Bayern Munich||W||2|
|2014/15||Bayern Munich 3-2 Barcelona||The||–|
|2016/17||Barcelona 4-0 Manchester City||W||3|
|2016/17||Manchester City 3-1 Barcelona||The||1|