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Champions League clash not over yet, say Mourinho, Ferguson

Published on Feb 14, 2013 10:55 AM
 

MADRID (AFP) - Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho insisted on Thursday that the Champions League duel with Manchester United, which will probably decide his fate and legacy in Spain, is far from finished.

The two sides battled out a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their last-16 tie at the Bernabeu, a result which should give United a slight edge ahead of the return at Old Trafford on March 5.

But Mourinho, already a Champions League-winning coach with Porto and Inter Milan, backed his Real team to score again in Manchester. "We can definitely score at Old Trafford, many teams have done already this season and they'll know that," said Mourinho, whose side fell behind to a Danny Welbeck goal on Wednesday before former United star Cristiano Ronaldo levelled.

"Because of the football culture in England I don't think they can play as defensively there. "It's easy to understand - if they score first we have to score, if we score first we're in the lead."

 
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