Pep Guardiola invites Hansi Flick’s Bayern for a game of the sextuple teams
Last night Bayern Munich became the second-ever team to win all possible trophies (the sextuple) in a footballing year as they toppled Tigres in the FIFA Club World Cup Final. The first team to achieve this historic landmark was Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona who raced through all six trophies with the utmost ease.
Since then, 2013 Bayern, 2015 Barcelona, and 2018 Real Madrid have all come close to equalling this landmark but falling short by a handful of margins.
On the back of Bayern’s win in the Club World Cup, Pep Guardiola recorded a video for Bayern’s coach Hansi Flick, congratulating him for recording the sextuple. Guardiola also jokingly invited Flick and co. to play against 2009 Barcelona for a seventh title:
“Congratulations to Hansi Flick’s Bayern on winning 6 titles in one year, but Barcelona did it first. Maybe one day I can call Messi and Co. So we can play for the 7th title. Tell me when and where, we’ll be there. Congratulations again to Bayern family. Mia san Mia!“
2009 Barcelona is arguably the strongest teams in footballing history. Not only did they cruise to the La Liga with a gap of nine points, they dismantled defending champions Manchester United in the final of the Champions League and battered Athletic Bilbao 4-1 in the finals of the Copa del Rey.
Guardiola coached Bayern after leaving Barcelona in 2012, winning three Bundesliga titles in a row before moving to Manchester City in 2016. The Manchester outfit sit on top of the Premier League right now, five points clear of Manchester United in second place with a game in hand. They are en-route to win the third Premier League title in five years since Guardiola took over the reins at the club.