Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is upset over Almeria's dismissal of Juan Manuel Lillo.

Barca's biggest away league win since 1959 spelled the end for Almeria coach Lillo, who was sacked immediately after the match with his side stuck in the relegation zone.

Guardiola said of his good friend: "It was an uncomfortable situation for him and for me. We've been friends for years.

"He's a fantastic person and an excellent coach."

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