The first derby of 2009 Cup, was also marked by the intensity as the Saturday . Barca of Guardiola said at the Camp Nou after shoring up the Espanyol. It was the first year of the triplet.
The coach of FC Barcelona , Luis Enrique Martinez , should follow the example of Josep Guardiola , who as the Spaniard lived on the edge derby in January 2009 and said at the Camp Nou shoring up the RCD Espanyol in the Copa del Rey .
The January 21, 2009 the RCD Espanyol and FC Barcelona faced off in Montjuïc in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey and, like last Saturday’s match, the team then headed Mauricio Pochettino, He puts intensity, pressure, aggression and of concentration.
The party, as the last of the season , finished 0-0 and end the same Pep Guardiolacomplained game to limit rival: . “We are facing a very aggressive and intense team There is no doubt that if the Espanyol plays from now with this safe intensity will remain at First “.
In the return match, held on January 29, the FC Barcelona , not without problems, he advanced to the semifinals of the Cup and left by the wayside to Spanish combative, which exceeded by the minimum (3-2) at Camp Nou. Bojan (2) and Piqué were the authors of the goals.
From there the club took it towards the triplet (Cup and Champions League), but before honor suffer the revenge of RCD Espanyol , which exceeded the 21 February 2009 in the league (1-2) at the Coliseum Barcelona.
This club, however, would make history this season. They were coming unforgettable moments, like the 2-6 at the Bernabeu (May 2), the goal of Iniesta at Stamford Bridge (May 6) or Cup glory (May 13), League (May 16 no play) and Champions League (May 27). The same objectives, these last three, chasing the team of Luis Enrique.