Athletic Bilbao coach Marcelino Garcia said his side are up for the challenge of facing Barcelona in Sunday's Spanish Super Cup final. The Basque side have a good cup record against Barcelona in recent years. They beat Barca to lift the 2015 Super Cup, which was the last time Bilbao won a trophy, and they also knocked the Catalans out of last season's Copa del Rey en-route to the final.
Barcelona are unlikely to make any changes to their squad during the January transfer window due to the club's presidential election being postponed, coach Ronald Koeman said on Saturday. "I've heard all sorts of things, that I'm apparently annoyed, unhappy and worried," Koeman told a news conference. Manchester City's Eric Garcia had been heavily linked with a move to the Nou Camp, while Koeman also admitted substitute goalkeeper Neto wants to leave.
Guardiola has won trophies in Spain, Germany and England after swapping his playing days for life in the dugout.