In a significant milestone, former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has now notched up 103 victories in the UEFA Champions League, surpassing Sir Alex Ferguson’s tally of 102 accumulated during his illustrious career with Manchester United.
Guardiola has secured his place in second position on the all-time Champions League wins list, with only Carlo Ancelotti ahead of him in this prestigious category. The Real Madrid manager has further bolstered his impressive record this season, boasting 109 victories in the competition after successful encounters against Union Berlin and Napoli in the current group stage.
Ancelotti, the only manager to clinch four Champions League titles, with two each from AC Milan and Real Madrid, remains ahead of Guardiola. The Manchester City boss is hot on his heels, standing just one win behind Ancelotti, having secured the trophy with the Premier League champions last season and twice with Barcelona.
Guardiola appears poised to challenge Ancelotti’s winning record, both in terms of matches and titles, especially with the Italian manager set to leave Madrid to assume the role of Brazil’s national team coach next year.
In Wednesday night’s action, Manchester City faced a tough challenge against RB Leipzig, requiring late goals to secure a 100% winning start to their European campaign. Although Phil Foden opened the scoring, Lois Openda leveled the playing field for the Bundesliga side. However, substitutes Julian Alvarez and Jeremy Doku came to the rescue, finding the net in the 84th and 92nd minute, respectively, ensuring City’s continued dominance in the competition.
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