Chelsea and Mourinho have met twice in the Champions League final to decide who will face each other in the final, with both teams having reached the final and Mourinho’s side taking the initiative.
Here’s how they got there.
Mourinho won by beating Manchester City 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to reach the final.
This was his second win in the competition.
The Blues started the game strongly, dominating possession and creating chances for their strikers.
However, they were unable to produce many clear-cut chances to take the lead.
City, on the other hand, took advantage of Chelsea’s lack of clear-out play and a poor defensive performance.
City looked to be in control from the opening whistle, with Eden Hazard scoring the opener with a brilliant cross.
But it was the City players who did most of the damage.
Man City dominated possession and created chances for the attacking players, but Mourinho was unable to get the best of them.
As the game progressed, Chelsea’s forwards were able to break into the City box and create chances.
They also created two of the three chances that City could have scored.
Chelsea also had chances to score, as well as a penalty, but they were not able to put the ball into the net.
When it came to City’s defensive frailties, they failed to stop the Chelsea forwards from taking the game to the Blues.
Manchester City were able at times to break down the Blues defence, but it was not a systematic way to do so.
For the first 30 minutes, it seemed like Chelsea were the better team, as they controlled the ball well.
However after that, City looked more comfortable and controlled the match.
Both sides had chances, but both were unable a get into the final stages.
Mourinho was unable, for example, to break the Manchester City back line as he tried to do against Bayern Munich, or the Manchester United back line against Arsenal.
In this match, Mourinho had more chances than any other coach in the history of the competition, but his side were unable, ultimately, to produce a goal from the early stages of the game.
On the other side, Guardiola’s side managed to put a couple of chances in the corner, but the Blues dominated possession throughout the game, creating the chances they did.
There were two good performances by both sides, with City getting a goal and the hosts getting two penalties, but in the end, the two teams came out on top.
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