The night Messi’s Barcelona conquered Manchester United

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The night Messi’s Barcelona conquered Manchester United

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Nobody ever used to talk about trebles in Barcelona. Despite an illustrious history, the Catalan club claimed their first European Cup in sbobet mobile 1992 and their maiden Champions League crown in 2006. They were not used to being the very best on a regular basis. But in the summer of 2008, everything changed. Pep Guardiola took over as coach and immediately took the brave decision to dispense with Ronaldinho, believing the brilliant Brazilian would no longer be able to hit the heights of years gone by. He was sbobet mobile undoubtedly correct, with Ronaldinho having been a fading force at Camp Nou for some time. However, as one door closed, another opened, and Lionel Messi inherited the Brazilian's number 10 shirt. The season started in uncertainty, especially as Barca went down to lowly Numancia on the opening day of La Liga and then drew 1-1 at home to Racing Santander in the second round of the competition. But behind the scenes, there was already a sense that Guardiola sbobet mobile was building something special. Pep's mentor and former coach, Johan Cruyff, wrote in El Pais that Barca had played "their best game in many years" against Racing, while Andres Iniesta surprised his boss by knocking on his office door and telling him: "We believe in you 100 per cent. Keep doing what you're doing."


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