Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has scripted his name in the history books after winning the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla 5-4 in the penalty shoot-out. The former FC Barcelona coach guided Manchester City to their maiden UEFA Super Cup title on Thursday as they beat Sevilla on penalties.
He has five victories as a player and a coach combined, again the joint most overall with Ancelotti. It was a thrilling game of football where Sevilla took the lead in the first half of the game but Guardiola’s plan worked for City in the second half to help them dominate the match with Cole Palmer scoring the equaliser.
Pep Guardiola creates history
Guardiola has become the first manager to win the UEFA Super Cup with three different teams (FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Manchester City). The 52-year-old coach has now won his 15th trophy with City since joining the club in 2016. He has also won five Premier League honours, two FA Cups, and four EFL Cups, two Community Shields. Man City coach has now won 36 trophies in his managerial career.
He owns a 100% record in UEFA Super Cup duels as a manager. He won the trophy with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011. In 2013, he clinched his third Super Cup, helping Bayern win. And now, he has won a fourth for the perfect record.
Youssef En-Nesyri’s stunning header gave Europa League champion Sevilla the lead in the 25th minute, but Cole Palmer’s header for Man City in the 63rd minute levelled the score. On Wednesday, all nine of the shootout’s first penalties were converted, but Man City won because Sevilla’s Nemanja Gudelj missed his penalty by hitting the crossbar.
If Manchester City now win the Club World Cup in December, it would complete Guardiola’s honours list since arriving in England. Guardiola said, “We are really pleased for the club to win this. We miss just one to finish the full circle and have all the titles we can have.”
Here’s how fans reacted
Always breaking records,but Jose is still the best. Check the CV.
— Simon Chidozie (@Blown_boy) August 16, 2023
Wish you more luck over arsenal and Chelsea
— Spiritual father (@ddrfemamen) August 17, 2023
Bald coaches are good
— Tulip (@puripaw1) August 16, 2023
@RafidBM here we go another story
— Muhammad (@mohamadsadiq316) August 16, 2023
— Edet Rhinelander (@rer4life) August 17, 2023
— King Cyber (@ahmedo_usman) August 17, 2023
Hard to beat
— NonStopFootball (@nsf365) August 16, 2023
— Caius Lai (@xCaiusLai) August 16, 2023