Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Mourinho delight as five-goal Chelsea match awayday best

26 November 2014, 08:17

Gelsenkirchen - Coach Jose Mourinho saluted his "very good" Chelsea side after they produced a 5-0 demolition job at Schalke 04 on Tuesday to equal their best away victory in the Champions League.

The 2012 winners were in control from the start thanks to captain John Terry's second-minute goal and they went on to clinch top spot in Group G and a place in the last 16.

"Normally teams, when they are winning 3-0 or 4-0, they make defensive mistakes and allow the opposing team to score," Mourinho told reporters. "Not today, the team was so solid. I even think we should have scored more goals."

The Londoners, who are also runaway leaders in the Premier League, took their unbeaten start to the season to 19 games and also matched the 5-0 Champions League victory they recorded at Galatasaray in 1999.

"I don't remember Chelsea playing this way away from home," said Mourinho after Willian, Jan Kirchhoff (own goal), Didier Drogba and Ramires also scored.

Also read: Wilshere 'out for a while' - Wenger

"There were great victories for me, for Roberto (Di Matteo), for other managers, but not like this away from home -- very impressive."

Schalke coach Di Matteo led Chelsea to Champions League glory in 2012 but this was an unhappy reunion with the club that sacked him two years ago.

"You may say Schalke had their problems but I think tonight any team playing us would have had a very difficult time," said Mourinho.

"Obviously they must be very sad with the result but when we lose against a team that is stronger than us we have to accept it so they have to accept it.

"The only comfort they can take is that they lost against a very good Chelsea team," added Mourinho after his side took their points tally in the group to 11 from five matches.

Schalke are in third place with one game to go, two points behind Sporting who beat bottom club Maribor 3-1 on Tuesday.

- Reuters


Arsenal can last pace, says Wenger

22 October 2016, 09:37

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
EACC officers raid Deputy Governo...

EACC officers raided the home of a Deputy Governor as theft case continues in court. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
New IEBC bosses to be named Novem...

New IEBC bosses will be named on November 30. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
DP Ruto has spoilt my name, activ...

DP William Ruto has spoilt my name, activist complains. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Apologise for attack on Auditor G...

Apologise for attack on Auditor General, President Uhuru Kenyatta is told by Kisumu Senator Anyang Nyong'o. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Quit if you can't fight corruptio...

An MP has told President Uhuru Kenyatta to quit office if he cannot fight corruption. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Investigate Uhuru, Ruto for corru...

Investigate President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto's offices over corruption, CORD leader Raila Odinga has said. Read more...