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Jose Mourinho releases a powerful ten-word statement after leaving Roma

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Mourinho has broken his silence since his dismissal as AS Roma manager on Tuesday morning.

The ‘Special One’ was relieved of his duties as The Giallorossi boss with AS Roma sitting in ninth place in the Serie A table.

Initially, Mourinho’s contract was set to expire at the end of the season, but Roma decided to part ways with him following the team’s 3-1 loss to AC Milan at San Siro on Sunday night.

AS Roma confirmed Mourinho’s departure in a statement released on their social media pages and official website.

The statement read: “

AS Roma can confirm that José Mourinho and his coaching staff will leave the club with immediate effect.

“Mourinho was unveiled as the Giallorossi’s 60th coach in May 2021. He led the team to win the Conference League in Tirana on May 25th, 2022, and to the Europa League final in Budapest last season.

“We would like to thank José on behalf of all of us at AS Roma for his passion and efforts since his arrival at the club,” said Dan and Ryan Friedkin.

“We will always have great memories of his tenure at Roma, but we believe that an immediate change is in the best interests of the club.

“We wish José and his assistants all the best in their future endeavours.”

Following the decision, Mourinho took to his Instagram page to share his reaction. The Portuguese tactician released a succinct ten-word statement that read: “Sweat, blood, tears, joy, sadness, love, brothers, history, heart, eternity.”

Additionally, he posted a video reel highlighting the highs and lows of his tenure at the club.

Mourinho was visibly emotional as he left Roma’s training base, Trigoria, for the last time. The former Real Madrid manager was almost brought to tears as Roma fans chanted his name while attempting to take a selfie with him.

These emotions are understandable given Mourinho’s previous remarks about the deep emotional connection he has developed with Roma, a sentiment he has not experienced to the same extent with any of the clubs he has managed in the past.

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‘He’s had 48 hours’ – Arsenal boss shares update on Bukayo Saka after furious penalty demand

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'He's had 48 hours' - Arsenal boss shares update on Bukayo Saka after furious penalty demand

Bukayo Saka expressed frustration at not being awarded a penalty after a clash with Manuel Neuer during Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.

He confronted the referee at full-time and even followed him down the tunnel, a departure from Saka’s typically composed demeanor.

When questioned about Saka’s condition before the upcoming match against Aston Villa on Sunday, Mikel Arteta stated, “Yes, he looked fine this morning.”

“He’s had 48 hours to think about it and it’s done.”

Arteta chose not to address the incident after the game, but there was a general consensus that Saka’s contact with Neuer was minimal.

Saka faced criticism for his reaction, but given the high emotions of the game, such reactions were not uncommon.

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Barca fans set special plan for ‘ingrate’ Dembele in PSG second leg

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Barca fans set special plan for 'ingrate' Dembele in PSG second leg

Ousmane Dembele’s jubilant celebration after scoring against Barcelona for PSG has stirred up mixed reactions among Barca fans. Dembele, who spent four years at Barcelona before joining PSG, faced criticism from some Barca supporters who felt his celebration was disrespectful.

Reports suggest that some Barca fans are planning to give Dembele a hostile reception similar to the one given to Luis Figo when he moved from Barcelona to Real Madrid in 2000.

Many Barca fans on social media have expressed support for treating Dembele harshly during PSG’s next visit to the Camp Nou, with some labeling him as an ‘ingrate’.

Here are some reactions from fans on X.

Ustaz: “Amma super fan of Dambele but after what he did last night I’m totally disappointed 😢”

Lexy: “I will definitely be there anytime anytime that ingrate of a boy will be disgrace.”

Bryan: “Anything less than the Figo treatment would be a mercy after what he’s done”

Logan: “He deserves any sort of treatment given to him at the 2nd leg Such a disappointing player”

DesmondOris: “Whatever he sees in the second leg he should take it”

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Real Madrid 3-3 Man City: Valverde caps off evening of stunning goals in Champions League thriller (Video)

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Real Madrid 3-3 Man City: Valverde caps off evening of stunning goals in Champions League thriller

Manchester City and Real Madrid played out an enthralling 3-3 draw in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final, setting up an intriguing second leg at the Etihad Stadium.

City took an early lead through Bernardo Silva’s cleverly taken free-kick, but Madrid equalized twice with deflected strikes from Eduardo Camavinga and Rodrygo, which took slight touches off Ruben Dias and Manuel Akanji respectively.

Phil Foden restored City’s lead with a superb strike from outside the box, before Josko Gvardiol scored his first goal for the club with a fine right-footed shot to make it 3-2.

However, Madrid fought back once again, with Federico Valverde’s stunning volley ensuring the tie ended level.

The result leaves the quarter-final finely balanced ahead of the second leg, with City looking to replicate their 4-0 victory over Madrid in last season’s semi-finals at the Etihad Stadium.

There was a late injury concern for City as Foden hobbled off following a late tackle on his ankle, but the extent of the injury is yet to be determined.

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