27 May '11, 7pm

Guardiola wants Barca to improve on 2009 triumph: Pep Guardiola insists Barcelona will have to improve on th...

Guardiola's side ran out convincing 2-0 winners against United in Rome two years ago and Barca go into their showdown with Sir Alex Ferguson's team as favourites to cap a majestic campaign with the Spanish club's fourth European Cup. But although Barca eventually cruised to victory in the Eternal City thanks to goals from Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi, Barca coach Guardiola has watched the match again several times since and has taken note of some alarming signs. He noticed how United dominated the first 10 minutes before the Eto'o goal and was unhappy with the way Barca let their intensity drop at times. Guardiola is convinced Barca will lose on Saturday if they produce a similar performance and has spent this week drumming home that message to his players. "We played worse in Rome than we want to play tomorrow (Saturday)," Guardiola said on Friday. "It's very strange to ...

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