Jose Mourinho has enjoyed an illustrious managerial career but can you remember the starting line-up from Porto’s 3-2 UEFA Cup final triumph over Celtic, Mourinho’s first European trophy, in May 2003?
The headlines before the final in Seville were all about the staggering support Celtic took to Spain with them – approximately 80,000 travelled from Glasgow, earning them the nickname ‘The Bhoys from Seville’
But the hot and humid conditions at the Estadio Olimpico de Sevilla favoured Mourinho and Porto. Packed full of experienced and future Portugal internationals, Porto took the lead on the stroke of half-time.
A rollercoaster of a match ensued in the second half, with Celtic striker Henrik Larsson pegging Porto back on two separate occasions to take the game into extra time.
Porto were handed a crucial advantage when Celtic defender Bodo Balde was dismissed and they scored a late winner to become the first Portuguese side to win the UEFA Cup.
Reflecting on the final, Mourinho was happy to admit he played part of a historic moment in football. He said, “As a football game, Celtic-Porto in Seville was the most exciting football game I have ever been involved in. An unbelievable game.
“Every time I see Martin O’Neill I remember I was the lucky one that day. An incredible match. I’ve never seen such emotional people. It was unbelievable.”
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