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Mourinho ran down touchline to 'give tactical advice'

Jose Mourinho insisted his run down the touchline during Chelsea's 2-0 win against PSG was not to celebrate Demba Ba's winning goal but to give his players tactical advice.

The Portuguese manager ran down the touchline in scenes reminiscent of when Porto knocked Manchester United out of the competition at Old Trafford in 2004.

The Chelsea manager speaks to his players after the winning goal. Credit: PA Wire

"No, it was not to celebrate. It was to tell the players how we have to play the last 10 minutes," a smiling Mourinho said.

"I had to go there because I knew it would be the only chance I'd have to tell Demba, Fernando [Torres] and Schurrle what we have to do in the last seven minutes.

"It was not to celebrate, but you could see that I can still run."

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Jose Mourinho hails Chelsea's 'special spirit'

Jose Mourinho has hailed Chelsea's "special spirit" after his side overturned a two-goal deficit against Paris Saint-Germain to reach the Champions League semi-finals.

Jose Mourinho hailed his side's performance. Credit: PA Wire

A dramatic 87th minute goal from Demba Ba sealed a 2-0 win that saw the Blues progress on away goals.

"A big opponent is waiting for us in the semi-final, but I think it doesn't matter who," Mourinho said.

"They know that we are a team with a special spirit, even if we are not in the maximum of our potential."

Chelsea's joy after Champions League comeback

Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho joins in the celebrations after Demba Ba scores his side's second goal. Credit: PA Wire
The Chelsea bench errupt into celebration at the final whistle. Credit: PA Wire
Chelsea staged a dramatic comeback against PSG. Credit: PA Wire

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Mourinho says Chelsea can stage PSG comeback

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho speaking ahead of tonight's crucial Champions League tie. Credit: PA Wire

Jose Mourinho has said Chelsea can overturn a two-goal deficit in Tuesday night's Champions League second leg against Paris Saint-Germain to reach the semi-finals.

Chelsea must recover from the 3-1 first leg loss in Paris if they are to reach a seventh semi-final in 11 years.

"I think we are going to win, really. In the end of the two legs, I think we are going to score more goals than them," Mourinho said.

"I believe and my players believe. That's the most important thing."

Chelsea prepare for key Champions League match

Jose Mourinho was heavily critical of his side's performance after they lost to PSG last weekend Credit: PA Wire

Chelsea are undertaking their final preparations ahead of their key Champions League match against Paris St-Germain.

The Blues need to overturn a two-goal deficit at Stamford Bridge in order to progress to the next round.

Coverage of the match starts on ITV1 at 19:45

Chelsea 'can still make Champions League semi-finals'

Chelsea's players insist the Blues can stage a comeback against PSG to reach the Champions League semi-finals.

A 3-1 first leg defeat in Paris on Wedneday night left the club's European hopes in tatters with manager Jose Mourinho particularly critical of the display.

Chelsea's Eden Hazard in action against PSG. Credit: PA Wire

"We need a massive performance in the second leg now. We need the performance that we had against Napoli the year we won it," defender Gary Cahill told Chelsea TV.

Eden Hazard added: "We only have one thing to do - attack and score. Paris are a great team but Chelsea can turn things around at home. We have already proved that and we are capable of doing it again."

Andre Schurrle said on uefa.com: "It's still possible, we can still do it, but we need to create more chances and then who knows? Maybe we'll pull it off."

Mourinho heavily critical of Chelsea after PSG loss

Jose Mourinho has heavily criticised Chelsea's performance after the 3-1 loss at Paris St-Germain left his side's Champions League hopes in the balance.

Jose Mourinho was heavily critical of his side's performance. Credit: PA Wire

A sensational stoppage-time goal from Javier Pastore along with Ezequiel Lavezzi's stike and an own goal from David Luiz helped PSG take a two-goal advantage into next week's second leg.

Mourinho slammed his side's defending for the third goal as a "joke" and was equally scathing about his strikers' performances.

"I'm not happy with my strikers' performances, so I have to try things," he added.

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