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The Mourinho show: All of his controversial celebrations

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Jose Mourinho has done it again.

This time, it was in Turin.

Before that, he did so in Old Trafford, the Camp Nou and the Estadio Mestalla, among other stadiums.

The Portuguese coach celebrated a win in provocative fashion in hostile territory once again, as he has done several times before.

The Mourinho show against Juventus

It was pure Mourinho, doing what he does so well and we recall the previous examples of him getting under the opposing support’s skin.

The 100m at Old Trafford

His first celebration that is most widely remembered is perhaps the one he had most justification for carrying out. In season 2003/04, when he won the Champions League with Porto, they overcame Manchester United in the knockout phase in dramatic fashion. After winning 2-1 in the first leg and going down 1-0 on the road, Costinha scored in the 90th minute to send Porto through and the coach raced down to the corner flag to celebrate with his players, caught up in the euphoria of the moment.

Unforgettable: Mourinho’s Old Trafford sprint after Porto’s goal

His first Camp Nou provocation

Mourinho became an enemy of Barcelona fans long before he coached Real Madrid. It started in a Champions League group stage game in October 2006 when Didier Drogba scored in the 90th minute for Chelsea and Mourinho joyously threw himself to his knees in celebration.

Mourinho falls to his knees after Drogba made it 2-2 in the Camp Nou in 2006/07

The day of the sprinklers

Of all of the celebrations listed, this was Mourinho at perhaps his most ‘measured’ despite the state of euphoria. His Inter side hung on at the Camp Nou to reach the Champions League final and deprive Barcelona of reaching the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and Mourinho ran onto the park to pump his fist and point at the away fans at full-time. His altercation with Victor Valdes and the early turning on of the sprinklers have gone down in history.

The night of the sprinklers: the celebration that ignited the Camp Nou

The Callejon piggy-back ride

This is one of the most comical celebrations witnessed in LaLiga Santander in recent years. After putting a win beyond doubt at the Mestalla in November 2011, Mourinho made his way over to his substitutes who were warming up and leapt onto the back of Jose Callejon for an impromptu piggy-back ride.

Mourinho jumps on Callejón’s back at the Mestalla

Celebrating in front of the Villarreal dugout

It was 2011 and Mourinho was Real coach for a league game at the Bernabeu against Villarreal. He celebrated his side’s fourth goal, from Kaka, with his fist held high and facing the stands. So, far everything is relatively normal, right? The problem is that he chose to do so right in front of the Villarreal bench. “I swear on my son that I went to celebrate the goal with him as he always sits behind the visiting dugout,” he explained afterwards.

Mourinho celebrates a goal in front of the Villarreal dugout

Winding Manchester City up

Mourinho repeated the Camp Nou celebration in 2012 during a Champions League game against Manchester City when he was at Real. A 90th minute Cristiano Ronaldo goal sealed an epic comeback against the English side and he didn’t hesitate to throw himself to his knees on the Bernabeu turf to milk the moment.

Mourinho’s celebration after beating CityCredit: Marca

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