Guardiola slams semi-final scheduling: ‘I don’t understand how we survived’

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  • Manchester City played on Wednesday in Champions League
  • ‘Why not give us one more day?’

After Manchester City beat Chelsea 1-0 to reach a second successive FA Cup final Pep Guardiola was scathing about the scheduling of the semi‑final, 72 hours after the “punch in the face” of losing Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final to Real Madrid in a penalty shootout after extra time.

Bernardo Silva’s 79th-minute strike kept the holders on course for a double Double, yet Guardiola questioned why City’s semi-final could not be staged on Sunday and Manchester United’s with Coventry on Saturday instead.

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Written by Jamie Jackson at Wembley
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2024/apr/20/guardiola-slams-semi-final-scheduling-i-dont-understand-how-we-survived under the title “Guardiola slams semi-final scheduling: ‘I don’t understand how we survived’”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.