UEFA Champions League nights always deliver great memories. This week, the story was the same, especially on Wednesday. Manchester United pulled off a master-stroke by going against the odds to beat Juventus 2-1 in Turin. Jose Mourinho tactics played a key role and he made everyone aware of it when the final whistle was blown. Today, we want to look at five craziest Mourinho celebrations of all-time.
5. Wagging Finger at Camp Nou- 2010
What ever celebration mourinho does after a game…. it could never top this one of his 😂pic.twitter.com/EC7VG7Px9T
— Gary Wharton (@Garywharton_) November 7, 2018
Inter Milan coached by Jose Mourinho pulled off a miracle in 2010 by eliminating a high flying Barcelona side in the semi-final of UEFA Champions League. Pep Guardiola side had humiliated Manchester United in 2009 final to lift the European crown.
The Italian side had defeated the Catalans 3-1 at San Siro in the first leg. The Spaniards were ready to turn it around at Camp Nou but Jose the master tactician had other ideas. He decided to ‘Park’ the bus in front of his goal for 90 minutes.
"I had great moments in my career. This one is the best one". At Camp Nou tonight, @FCBarcelona take on @Inter in the @ChampionsLeague for the first time since the 2010 semi-final and this epic celebration from José Mourinho. @Special1TV #BarçaInter pic.twitter.com/CWCpLUA879
— Asif Burhan (@AsifBurhan) October 24, 2018
His side conceded only one goal to through to the final 3-2 winners. Mourinho sprinted to the field wagging a finger. Victor Valdes tried to stop him but the ‘Special One’ continued to run pointing to the sky. His side defeated Bayern Munich in the final to complete a historic treble.
4. Crest Pointing at Old Trafford- 2017
— Footballnus (@footballnus) April 17, 2017
In 2016/17 season, Chelsea defeated Manchester United 4-0 at Old Trafford. Chelsea boss then Antonio Conte and Blues fans mocked Jose Mourinho. He reminded them that he helped win three League titles for them.
The story was different when the two sides met again at Old Trafford. The ‘Special One’ orchestrated a perfect plan to beat the London side and he managed a 2-0 win. When the referee blew the final whistle, he was seen walking to the pitch pointing towards the Red Devil crest on his jacket. It was a proud moment for all those supporters at Old Trafford.
3. Chest-thump at Anfield- Gerrard Slip Day-2014
On this day in 2014, Mourinho saved "football" by dismantling Liverpool at Anfield.
Hated him before but started liking him after doing this. 😂 pic.twitter.com/3nQVJioiK3
— Jide (@vanMubsyn) April 27, 2018
In 2013/14 season, Liverpool was on course for their first ever League title since 1990. The Reds were seating pretty at the top of the table. Brendan Rogers side needed to beat Chelsea at Anfield to get closer to the crown.
The build-up was all about how Jose Mourinho side Chelsea will be hammered by a high flying home side. The likes of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge were firing from all cylinders. However, the ‘Special One’ came with a perfect defensive plan to frustrate the League leaders.
— LFCZA 🇿🇦 (@LFCZA) October 23, 2016
The plan received a massive boost when Steven Gerrard slipped in injury time and Demba Ba made no mistake to make it 1-0. It became even worse for the home side two minutes later when Willian made it 2-0. Mourinho could not restrain his emotions anymore, he turned towards the home crowd, spread his arms and then thumped the Chelsea crest to show where he belongs. It was a classic Jose enjoying another sweet victory when nobody gave him a chance.