Barcelona's coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino listens to fourth referee Markus Hacker during their Champions League quarter-final first leg soccer match against Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona April 1, 2014. (REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino)
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Now at Bayern Munich, Guardiola also won 37 of his first 50 matches in charge of Barca's first team, with the same number of draws (8) and defeats (5).Martino's side has scored 136 goals and conceded 37, while Guardiola's 2008-09 team, which won a treble of La Liga, King's Cup and Champions League, netted 133 and leaked 42 . Only Helenio Herrera has a superior record to Martino among former Barca coaches, with 40 wins, five draws and five losses in his first 50 matches in charge in the 1958-59 season. Atletico, coached by Martino's compatriot Diego Simeone, host seventh-placed Villarreal in La Liga Saturday, when Real play at sixth-placed Real Sociedad, who beat Barca 3-1 at their Anoeta stadium in February.
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