PEP GUARDIOLA made sure to watch Carlo Ancelotti’s every move ahead of this evening’s blockbuster Champions League semi-final second leg.
Guardiola took up a seat in the dugout at the Bernabeu to listen in on Ancelotti’s thoughts for the game.
And clearly something he said struck fear inside the Spaniard’s heart.
Guardiola hilariously put his head in his hand and offered a wry smile after hearing something that Ancelotti 说.
The 51-year-old then shook his head before composing himself once again to soak up the pre-match atmosphere in the Spanish capital.
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Exactly what Ancelotti said to prompt the reaction from Guardiola remains a mystery.
But fans on social media were absolutely loving it, with one joking: “That is a man whose timbers have been shivered.”
另一个添加: “The overthinking has started.”
Guardiola admitted recently that he is guilty over “overthinking” when it comes to big games.
But nevertheless the Champions League semi-final tie between City and Real remains wide open ahead of kick-off in the second leg.
The two sides played out an instant classic at the Etihad last week – Guardiola’s side running out 4-3 优胜者 in a thriller.
Ancelotti and Co have won LaLiga since then though, and will be heading into the game full of confidence.
A place in the final against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool is what is at stake this evening.