Jose Mourinho Sets 2 New Records After Win With Italian Giants Roma
- Jose Mourinho joined Italian side AS Roma this summer and has started the Serie A season on a winning note
- Roma put up a spectacular show in their opening fixture as they won 3-1 courtesy of a brace by Veretout and a Mkhitaryan strike
- The victory means Mourinho becomes the fastest manager to reach 50 wins in Italy, Spain as well as in England
The ‘Special One’ saw his side put up a commanding challenge at the Stadio Olimpico following a brace by Jordan Veretout and a clinical strike by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
The win sees Mourinho record his 50th victory in the Italian topflight with fewer games (77) breaking a long-standing record since the 1994/95 season.
He also becomes the fastest manager to reach 50 wins in Serie A, LaLiga, and the Premier League.
"It was a real game, entertaining, even though we didn't play very well. We were good 11 against 11, 10 against 10 good, but not 11 against 10," the Portuguese coach said after the match as quoted by Soccer Laduma.
"That's when we lost our reference points, oddly had more difficulty pressing. Once we lost (Nicolo) Zaniolo, we got back into the game, scored two, then three and from then on had control.
"After the match, I went to (Fiorentina manager) Vincenzo Italiano and told him that Fiorentina are a team who clearly have a great coach," he added.
Ronaldo"s celebration cut short
Earlier, TUKO.co.ke reported Cristiano Ronaldo started the new Serie A season for Juve against Udinese from the bench as the former Italian giants were forced to a 2-2 draw.
Ronaldo replaced Alvaro Morata in the 60th minute after Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado had given them a two goals lead in the first 23 minutes of the encounter.
Two second-half goals from Roberto Pereyra and Gerard Deulofeu restored parity for the hosts with the goal almost heading for a draw.
However, his celebration was cut short after the VAR chopped off the goal for offside as he was handed a yellow card for pulling his shirt while celebrating.