Mourinho pooh-poohs possibility of Chelsea beating 'super favourites' Barca in CL semisApr 5, 12:59 pm
London, Apr 5(ANI): Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho believes Barcelona is the super favorite to advance to this years Champion League final, and there is no real possibility of Chelsea facing them or Bayern Munich in the finals.Chelsea beat Benfica 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night to earn their place in the last four against the Catalan giants.But Chelsea's former manager has played down their chances of reaching the showcase event in Munich on May 19.When asked why he believes Barcelona is the overwhelming favorite for advancing to the finals, Mourinho replied: "Because they are very good. Barcelona aren't the favorites, they are super-favorites.""Let me be honest, I don't think the final will be a Real Madrid/Chelsea final. It could be Bayern or Barcelona, I just don't think it will be Real Madrid v Chelsea and we know why," The Daily Mail quoted Mourinho, as saying.Madrid will face Bayern Munich, and Mourinho expects a difficult test.Bayern is a very powerful opponent. It is a team I know well as it is almost the same side that I played when coach of Inter Milan in the Champions League final two years ago and they have great individual players," Mourinho said.The players and myself are looking forward to what should be a great semi-final," he added. (ANI)
Cristiano Ronaldo wraps teammate's car in silver foil like his shoes Mar 27, 5:27 pm
London, Mar 27 (ANI): Cristiano Ronaldo has played a prank on his Portugal teammate Ricardo Quaresma, by covering his car in tin foil to make it look like his new boots.Full Story »
IS bans El Clasico with 80-lash warning to footy fans for watching 'western' football Mar 27, 5:07 pm
London, Mar 27 (ANI): Islamic State militants have reportedly prohibited football lovers in their territory from watching the sport as they threatened to mete out an 80-lash penalty to anyone caught watching the El Clasico clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid last weekend.Full Story »
Jacob Oram wants Kiwis to be 'mentally' prepared to face 'intimidating' Oz crowd during WC final Mar 27, 4:44 pm
Sydney, Mar 27 (ANI): Former New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram believes that Brendon McCullum's men should be mentally prepared to face the intimidating Australian crowd on Sunday, insisting that his country's squad is capable of defeating Michael Clarke's men to clinch their maiden World Cup trophy.Full Story »
'Sweaty' Rosberg to use 'sanitary towel' inside helmet in scorching conditions at Malaysian GP Mar 27, 3:31 pm
London, Mar 27 (ANI): German Formula One driver Nico Rosberg has revealed that he will be wearing a woman's sanitary towel on his forehead in order to battle the scorching conditions in the upcoming Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday.Full Story »
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