Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Give it up for the film-maker of the season: Pep Guardiola!

The video that inspired Barcelona to victory in the Champions League final has been broadcast...and I got my hands on it.

It emerged after last Wednesday's match that Pep Guardiola moved his players to tears with a film montage moments before they went out at Rome's Olympic Stadium to defeat Manchester United 2-0.

The film used images of Barca's finest moments of the season - featuring every member of the squad - interspersed with clips from the Russell Crowe film Gladiator.

It uses the opera Turandot performed by Italian legend Luciano Pavarotti as a soundtrack.

Now it has been broadcast on Catalonia's public television channel TV3 and spread on the internet.

Guardiola, who claimed an unprecedented League, Cup and European treble in his first season as Nou Camp boss, spoke to TV3 journalist Santi Padro about the film idea on the Sunday before the final and the movie was made by Jordi Gaya.