Coaches in the Champions League Semifinal: Experienced and The Still ‘Green’
Monaco – There are four coaches who will lead their respective teams in the Champions League semifinals. Two of them had experienced somewhat European club event, the other two fairly ‘green’.
It is the fourth coach Pep Guardiola, Luis Enrique, Carlo Ancelotti, and Massimiliano Allegri. Two coaches from Spain and two Italian coach. However, only two of whom have ever felt the Champions League title.
Guardiola had twice lifted the Champions League trophy and both she did when she was coached Barcelona, namely in 2009 and 2011. Meanwhile, Ancelotti had been a champion three times with two different teams, namely with AC Milan in 2003 and 2007, as well as joint Real Madrid in 2014.
With the above remarks, the most classy Ancelotti somewhat compared with the three other coaches. After beating Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the quarterfinals this morning, Ancelotti confirmed his desire to once again play in the final.
What about the other two? Enrique and Allegri fairly ‘green’ when it comes to the Champions League. However, Allegri has picked up at least a league title. He never won Serie A for Milan in 2011.
Enrique’s new this season dealing with Barca, has never won a major trophy as a coach. If successful, trophy La Liga, Copa del Rey or the Champions League, likely to be the first major trophy.
Create Allegri and Enrique, success cruised into the semi-finals of the Champions League became answers to doubts that ever pinned on both.
At the beginning of the season, Allegri had undoubtedly could continue the successful achievement of Antonio Conte as Juventus won the Scudetto three consecutive seasons. However, Allegri has now surpassed the record Conte’s success in the Champions League and the chance anyway, as Juventus won the Scudetto.
“Going into the semi-finals was hard, but we managed to do it,” said Allegri on the official UEFA website.
“I want to give kudos to all the players. We played compact and we perform as well as possible. We did not look too good, but we are ready to face any situation.”
Juventus qualify after a 0-0 draw with AS Monaco at the Stade Louis II, Thursday (23/4) pm dawn. Thus, the Bianconeri escaped with a 1-0 aggregate.
Meanwhile, Barca get away with a more convincing record. In two games, they successfully beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 and 2-0. Although the performance of Barca is on the rise, Enrique asks foster children remain planted on the ground.
“There is still a fight that must be followed as in the league there are three tough opponent waiting in the Copa del Rey and we will face a team that always presents a problem (Athletic Bilbao),” said Enrique at Reuters.