Barcelona v Real Madrid 2010

Barcelona 5, Real Madrid 0. The first meeting between Pep Guardiola

and Jose Mourinho since the latter had left Inter (having beaten Barca

on his way to the Champions League crown) and joined Real.

Mourinho had been recruited by Real Madrid as the antidote to

Guardiola, the man who could topple Barcelona and bring silverware

back to Madrid. But after this drubbing, many were left wondering if

the plan had backfired.

In this, the final episode in the series, Marcus Speller and Jonathan

Wilson are joined by Ian Hawkey (The Sunday Times) to discuss the

2010 Classico and a season that went on to define the

Guardiola/Mourinho relationship and their respective styles of play

ever since.

The last in a six-part football series that explores how the evolution

of today’s beautiful game began at Barcelona 25 years ago with the

pioneering ideas of Johan Cruyff and was then taken on by the likes of

Louis Van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola.

Essential listening for anyone who loves football – past, present and


Over six episodes, Guardian football correspondent Jonathan Wilson

and the Football Ramble’s Marcus Speller, along with a panel of

experts, take an in depth look at six incredible matches that changed

football and helped to define this footballing evolution, from Johan

Cruyff’s Barcelona to Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid, Alex Ferguson’s

Manchester United to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

The series coincides with the release of The Barcelona Legacy – a

book written by Jonathan Wilson – out this month in hardback,

eBook and audiobook.

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