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What Mourinho Said After Sevilla Knocked Man United Out Of Champions League

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Jose Mourinho says Manchester United’s Champions League exit is “nothing new” for the club, surprisingly referencing how he has knocked them out twice as a manager, according to SkySports.
Mourinho’s side put in a lacklustre performance on Tuesday as Sevilla won 2-1 on the night and on aggregate in the last 16, despite United being overwhelming favourites after the first leg.
In his post-match press conference, Mourinho insisted he accepted his side’s performance, despite registering just four shots on goal over two legs, and referred to his victories over United as manager with Porto (2004) and Real Madrid (2013).
Mourinho said: “I’ve sat in this chair twice before in the Champions League, and I knock Man Utd out at home twice, with Porto – Man Utd out, and with Real Madrid – Man Utd out. So this is nothing new for this football club.
 
“I don’t want to make a drama out of it, we don’t have time for that. We have a match on Saturday, we have no time to be sad for more than 24 hours. And that’s football, it’s not the end of the world.”
The Portuguese boss, who started with Marouane Fellaini in midfield before substituting him for Paul Pogba with half an hour remaining, defended his side’s performance, insisting the first goal by sub Wissam Ben Yedder was crucial.
He said: “I think the intention; the way we started was really good and really positive. Then after 10, 15 minutes after that success without goals, Sevilla has a good team and they can hide the ball.
 
“They have players in midfield who are really good at that. They tried to do that and did that for the majority of the time. In the first half I do not remember a dangerous situation for them, so I think it was a good controlled performance by them without any kind of danger.
 
“We had dangerous situations in the first half, and had again a good start in the second half and chances to score. Of course, the first goal always changes the direction of the game.
 
“Sometimes I am lucky with changes, sometimes other managers are lucky with their changes, and I think it was a good, happy move by Vincenzo (Montella) to bring on Ben Yedder, and when they score the first goal the game is completely different.”
Asked to comment on the four shots on target over two legs, Jose replied: “That’s stats, that’s statistics,” and when asked by a Spanish journalist if this season has been a failure, he said: “Are you really interested, in the Spanish press, in the intricacies of our league season?”
Mourinho finished by insisting losing is part of the natural process, and when asked what needs to change, he said: “Everything, everything together. Everybody spends money right, it’s not just us, right? It’s a natural process.
 
“I don’t have regrets. I did my best, the players did their best, we tried, we lost, and that’s football.”

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2021/2022 Premier League Fixtures Released

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Breaking: 2021/2022 Premier League Fixtures Released

The fixtures for the 2021/2022 Premier League season were released on Wednesday morning.

Champions Manchester City begin the defence of their title with a mouthwatering trip to Tottenham Hotspur. It remains to be seen which of the two teams Harry Kane will be playing for, as the England captain’s future hangs in the air.

Arsenal travel to newcomers Brentford, while Champions League winners Chelsea begin with a home game against Crystal Palace.

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Manchester United clash with Leeds United in what promises to be a cracking game at Old Trafford, and Liverpool are away to Norwich City.

Here is the opening weekend of Premier League fixtures:

Brentford v Arsenal

Burnley v Brighton

Chelsea v Crystal Palace

Everton v Southampton

Leicester City v Wolverhampton

Manchester United v Leeds United

Newcastle United v West Ham United

Norwich City v Liverpool

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City

Watford v Aston Villa

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Copa America: Brazil vs Venezuela 3-0 – Highlights Download

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Brazil vs Venezuela 3-0 – Highlights Download 13 June 2021 Copa America

A year after the tournament was originally due to take place, the hosts Brazil get the tournament underway as they look to defend their trophy. They won their ninth title in 2019, and are among the favourites to retain it this time around.

Brazil are unbeaten in their last eight matches against Venezuela in all competitions (W5 D3), but two of those draws have been in the Copa America, with both finishing 0-0.

They’ve won each of their last seven games in all competitions, keeping a clean sheet in six of those. Venezuela reached the quarter-finals two years ago before being knocked out by Argentina, but they’ve struggled recently, winning just one of their last six matches (D1 L4).

 

 

 

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Copa America: Argentina vs Chile 1-1 – Highlights Download

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Argentina vs Chile 1-1 – Highlights Download 13 June 2021 Copa America

Lionel Scaloni leads Argentina into a major tournament for the first time since replacing Jorge Sampaoli after the 2018 World Cup. As ever, the former assistant can call upon the irrepressible Lionel Messi, who will hope this is the year he finally lands his first senior international honour.

It is the fourth consecutive Copa America in which these two nations lock horns. Chile famously prevailed on penalties in the final of the 2015 and 2016 editions, but Argentina won when they faced off in the third-place play-off two years ago.

Messi receives support from Lautaro Martinez and Nicolas Gonzalez, while Nicolas Otamendi anchors the defence and Emiliano Martinez wins just his third cap in goal.

 

 

 

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