After beating Galatasaray 5-3 on aggregate, José Mourinho reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the seventh time, equalling Ferguson as the coach who has reached the penultimate round of the contest the most times. While the British coach has always made it with Manchester United, the man from Setúbal has reached the semi-finals with four different teams: Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid. These two coaches have reached the most semi-finals in the entire history of the European Cup. Miguel Muñoz, who managed Real Madrid in six, is behind them.
The Madrid coach’s first experience in the Champions League semi-finals came in the 2003/04 season, when his Porto team knocked out Deportivo de la Coruña. His full record is 12 matches, four wins, three draws and five defeats. As for goals, his balance is nine for and ten against.