Guardiola left the Swede on the bench and chose Thierry Henry to lead the line in the 4-0 Champions League win.
"We will not win anything this year without the best of Henry and the best of Ibra," said Guardiola. "Henry was selected because of his second-half in the Valencia game. To not play him would have been like punishing him.
"Henry left me with a very good feeling and I wanted to give him continuity."