Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 2/14/13
After the Real Madrid-Manchester United game, Jose Mourinho seemed to think the result was fair, as both teams had several scoring chances. However, the Portuguese pointed out the importance of winning the personal duels, which was the cause for Manchester United’s goal in the first half. “We train, we look at videos of the rival to try to know their strengths but when you lose in the individual duels, there are no tactics that resist that,” Mourinho said. “We started the match well but they scored the first time they approached,” Mourinho said. Mourinho doesn’t dislike to play the second leg away. In fact, he eliminated Manchester United back in 2004 when he was coaching Porto. “I like to play the first leg game at home,” Mourinho said. “You already know in the second leg match what you need. We’ll go to Old Trafford being behind, but if we score first we will be ahead. We know what we have to do.” Even though Real gave up a draw at home, Mourinho remains optimistic and gave both teams an equal chance. “The matchup is fifty percent,” Mourinho continued. “Manchester, by culture, is not going to play as it did here, with its defenders inside the area. We respect our opponent but my confidence has not dropped.” Mourinho also commented on the several chances both teams had. “In soccer what matters is the final score and nothing more,” he concluded. “We could have scored more goals and it would have been deserved. They also have had two very good chances. In the end this is the result and there will be expectations and excitement for the second game.” For more sports news, visit Terra.com.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Ukwuachu rape victim hires firm that prosecuted Winston

Leo Santa Cruz tops Abner Mares in slugfest

WATCH: Beckham makes great grab over Revis

SEC commissioner wrote classy note to injured Arkansas RB

John Daly taken to hospital after collapsing on course

Rex Ryan keeping Bills' starting quarterback a secret

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Braves fan dies after falling from upper deck

Randall Cobb suffers shoulder injury vs. Eagles

WATCH: John Harbaugh, Jay Gruden get into shouting match

WATCH: Brian Hartline drags toes on great TD catch

Julio Jones, Falcons agree on 5-year contract extension

WATCH: Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion blasts three homers, extends hit streak

WATCH: Ricardo Mayorga taunts Shane Mosley in ring, loses

Will Jimmer Fredette find success with Spurs?

Every NBA division's most interesting rookie for 2015-16

American Pharoah upset at Travers Stakes

Steve Smith joins family in stands after getting ejected from game

WATCH: Cordarrelle Patterson rips off 107-yard return TD

Steve Sarkisian giving up most of USC's playcalling duties

Animal shelter cancels fundraiser at Heinz Field

Mets acquire RP Addison Reed from Diamondbacks

WATCH: James Rodriguez scores unreal goals

Vin Scully: I believe next year will be my last

Charles Barkley wants to blow his former agent’s brains out

The Texas Rangers are firing on all cylinders

Soccer News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Every NBA division's most interesting rookie for 2015-16

Fantasy football round-by-round draft strategy

Ronda Rousey's Carl’s Jr. ad

The WWE Divas Revolution is getting ugly

The NFL’s season kickoff isn’t going as planned, but plans don’t matter in the NFL

The Opening Drive: What happened to all the great Michigan tailbacks?

The 1980s Lakers represent the NBA’s ultimate creation story

The Orioles’ frustrating season

Five greatest NBA players of all-time

Finding signs of life for the Red Sox

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker