Madrid Was On The Verge Of First European Cup Final In 12 Years At Santiago Bernabeu

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The Champion League squad questioned the man and the Spanish boss who worked at the Allianz Arena system.

Goal reports that according to his former assistant Domenec Torrent, the Bayern players overruled Pep Guardiola ‘s strategy before a 4-0 loss to Real Madrid in 2014.

Six years ago, the two teams met in the semi-finals of the Champions League, with Guardiola heading into the dugout against legendary Italian head coach Carlo Ancelotti.

After winning the first leg 1-0 at Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid was on the verge of a first European Cup final in 12 years, but Bayern was expected to pose a sterner challenge at the Allianz Arena.

Ultimately, Guardiola ‘s men were no match for Ancelotti ‘s side, as Real raced into 3-0 lead at the interval thanks to a double Sergio Ramos and an effort by Cristiano Ronaldo.

In the second half, Ronaldo doubled his tally and Madrid advanced to the showpiece event after a 5-0 aggregate triumph, dumping the reigning champions out of the process.

Torrent, who was sitting that night on the bench next to Guardiola, announced that some Bayern stars had violated the orders of their manager before the match.

The 57-year-old says the players took it upon themselves to go toe with Madrid, and he’s not sure if they had followed Guardiola’s blueprint if there would have been a different outcome.

“The idea of Pep should have been more of a wait-and-see tactic, but key players decided to act more quickly, more stormily,” Torrent told Kicker. “When granting goals, there were defensive action errors, but there are other errors. Maybe with Pep ‘s suggestion of more power, we would still have lost 0-4, maybe even 0-5.”

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