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Mourinho rues Atletico second goal

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By A Different League staff

Wednesday 30 April 2014

Chelsea are out of the Champions League at the semi-final stage after losing 3-1 to Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge, and Mourinho accepted defeat, while ruing the missed chances and penalty conceded.

Talking to Sky Sports after the game, Mourinho said: "I think the game until a certain point was very equal, the first half was more ours but finished 1-1, it was very open. In the second half, one minute decided everything; Courtois made a great save against Terry, and then there is the penalty.

"After the second goal, against Atletico it is almost impossible. Their morale was very high, knowing they had the result under control, and the last part of the game was very difficult. Congratulations to them because they are a very good side, and what they are doing is fantastic."

The Chelsea boss also refused to criticise his players for the goals conceded: "I can't criticise these players, they gave everything, we've had problems with injuries, suspensions, ineligible players, but these players have grown up a lot and I am proud of them.

"I prefer to say we did everything we could have. Until the penalty we were the better team, we conceded a poor goal, and then there was only one team that was going to win."

The Blues took the lead through a deflected Fernando Torres effort after 36 minutes, but the Spaniard's goal was cancelled out just before half-time by Adrian.

Atletico took the lead after 62 minutes when substitute Samuel Eto'o felled Diego Costa, who slotted home. Arda Turan added a third 12 minutes later to confirm Chelsea's exit from this year's competition.

Atletico will meet Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Lisbon.

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By Babs Rockyfellar on 01 May 2014 at 09:51

Mourinho saw his elimination coming. if you listen to his interview before the game it was obvious he knew he was threading on dangerous ground especially with the injuries worries and suspended players. Atletico Madrid only show that their away record in this year EAFA champion league was nothing to toy with. the bridge was broken once again and Chelsea has to find a solution to reconstruction.

By boreinho on 30 April 2014 at 22:17

The Mourinho myth gets smashed again!!!! 2nd leg of Champions League Semi-final he has to win......and he plays 6 defenders!!! HAHAHAHA!!! Mourinho makes Pulis look like Guardiola! What a joke he is! Sells Mata and buys ANOTHER defensive midfielder in Matic!!!! Abramovich will sack him soon and we won't have to endure this boring anti-football ever again!





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