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Mourinho sets sensational Champions League record with Spurs win

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho created history on Tuesday evening after guiding the club into the Champions League knockout stages with a stunning 4-2 comeback win against Olympiakos.

The North London side were made to work for their victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, falling two goals down in the opening 19 minutes before embarking on a fightback that sealed their progress to the last-16 alongside group winners Bayern Munich.

Dele Alli pulled one back on the stroke of half-time, before Harry Kane’s second half double either side of Serge Aurier’s fine strike sealed qualification to the knock-out stages for a third consecutive season.

Spurs’ progression also meant new manager Mourinho set a new Champions League record, becoming the first manager in history to qualify for the knockout stages with six different clubs.

The two-times Champions League winner has lifted the trophy with both Porto and Inter Milan, whilst he has also reached the knockout stages during previous spells at Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United.

Mourinho will now prepare his new side for next year’s knockout stages, as the North London side look to go one better than last season’s runners-up finish.

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