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Jose Mourinho Recreated Famous Porto Celebration in 1000th Career Match as Roma Go Top of Table

By Amreen
Mourinho performed an emotional touchline celebration after Roma's win in 1000th career match
Mourinho performed an emotional touchline celebration after Roma's win in 1000th career match / Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images
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Jose Mourinho recreated his famous touchline celebration after Stephan El Shaarawy scored a dramatic injury-time equaliser for Roma on Sunday.

Bryan Cristante gave Roma the lead in the first half, but Filip Djuricic pulled one back for Sassuolo in the second half. It looked like Mourinho's men were heading for a draw before Eldor Shomurodov created a fantastic chance for El Shaarawy who put the ball in the back of the net with a sensational curling strike.

And Mourinho, who was appointed as Roma boss in May, could not hold back his excitement and charged down the touchline in a wild celebration. The last time the Portuguese celebrated in such a manner was at Old Trafford where he ran down the touchline after Porto's last-minute equaliser against Manchester United in the Champions League in 2004.

Roma's 2-1 win saw Mourinho take his career tally to 638 victories, having drawn 205, and lost 157 of his 1000 games as a manager. Speaking to DAZN (via Goal) after the match, Mourinho said: “During the week I was a liar, saying it wasn’t a special match. But it was a special match.

"It was a match with a special number for me and I always wanted to remember a match like this for my 1000th game. I lied to everyone! It could have ended 6 to 6, 7 to 7, (Roma goalkeeper) Rui Patricio came up with two miracles, we missed a few goals. Extraordinary game, a tremendous emotion.

"Today I am not 58, but 14, when you start dreaming of a career in football. It was a child’s race, I apologized to [Sassuolo head coach Alessio] Dionisi, they played a fantastic game.”

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