FOOTBALL - José Mourinho will make his seventh semifinal appearance in the Champions Cup/Champions League, equaling the competition record of Sir Alex Ferguson. No other coach has made it to the final four in Europe’s premier competition on more than five occasions.
FOOTBALL - It is widely assumed that José Mourinho will step down as Real Madrid coach following the current La Liga season. Brought in to bridge the gap with rivals FC Barcelona, Real had actually accumulated more La Liga points in the Mourinho era by the time they won the La Liga crown in May 2012.
FOOTBALL - For the 13th time since José Mourinho’s arrival as Real Madrid head coach in the summer of 2010, the team has claimed a victory after conceding the opening goal in a match, emerging victorious 3-2 at Real Valladolid on Saturday night. In the ‘Mourinho era’ no other Spanish top flight side has shown such resilience.
FOOTBALL - Real Madrid lost their La Liga away match at Getafe 2-1 after leading 0-1 at half time. This means Real’s unbeaten run of 24 league matches comes to an end. This was Madrid’s longest unbeaten run in 15 years.
FOOTBALL - On Saturday, José Mourinho’s Real Madrid defeated FC Barcelona 1-2 at Camp Nou, making it the first time the Portuguese coach won a match at Camp Nou. This was his ninth match at the stadium. Of the previous eight, he drew three times and lost five matches with Chelsea, Internazionale and Real Madrid.