Pep Guardiola has found his tactics questioned on Twitter after Real Madrid's 5-0 aggregate win dumped Bayern Munich out of Europe
Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich side crashed out of Europe in a 5-0 aggregate defeat to Real Madrid, leading to criticism of his tactics on social media site, Twitter.
Madrid went into the game with a slender 1-0 lead after victory at the Santiago Bernabeu in the first leg, but effectively had the tie wrapped up within 35 minutes tonight.
Two Sergio Ramos strikes, from set-pieces, and a brilliant breakaway goal from Cristiano Ronaldo put the Spanish side into a commanding position, before Ronaldo added insult to injury in the closing stages with a well-placed free-kick.
The defeat means Bayern Munich’s attempts to become the first side to defend their Champions League title have been unsuccessful and their lack of threat over the course of the two legs have led to the former Barcelona manager’s tactics coming into question.
The German champions were supreme in the competition under Jupp Heynckes last season, but have failed to match last season's campaign under Guardiola.
And the 43-year-old has had a lot of criticism directed at him and his passing approach on Twitter after the 4-0 defeat.
The loss is the heaviest that Guardiola has suffered during his managerial career to date, surpassing the 3-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund which previously was the worst result he had experienced.
Below is just a small selection of tweets about Bayern Munich’s performance tonight.
Guardiola's biggest mistake was to treat the remaining Bundesliga fixtures like training sessions and playing reserve players.— Frank Lampard UK (@FrankLampardUK) April 29, 2014
I just don't think Guardiola's style of play is getting the best out of the players at his disposal in this Bayern side—Yet he sticks to it.— Nikolas Postinger (@nikpostinger) April 29, 2014
Pep Guardiola only knows 1 way of playing football. Alright when you're winning but nights like tonight you need a plan B, C etc— Robert Warren (@RobGWarren) April 29, 2014
Guardiola tried to repair something that didn't need fixing. Forced his style on an already perfect Bayern team.— Adam (@AdamKitchin) April 29, 2014
Watch out for Guardiola's future at Bayern Munich, I mean it. Not the kind of club to overlook results like this.— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) April 29, 2014
Bayern had the best defence and created more chances in Europe. Then came Pep Guardiola.— Muktar Abubakar (@Muktar1017) April 29, 2014