But the coach insisted afterwards: "We had talked about these small details, making the strikers Messi and Eto'o play on the flanks, but they are quality players who can unsettle any defence. These are the players that make everything work. With all these players it is easier.
"It's a wonderful night to win and so great for this wonderful club. I think that getting three points here is very good."
Eto'o chimed in: "Guardiola was tactically unsurpassed."