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Jose happy with show

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho was delighted with his side’s professionalism as they all but secured their place in the Champions League semi-finals with a 3-0 win over Galatasaray on Wednesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain got the goals for the hosts, but Mourinho was just as happy with the defensive side of their performance in the first leg of their quarter-final. ‘The team played a serious and well-balanced game,’ he said.

‘We defended well and counter-attacked with danger. The players knew at this stage of the competition small details can define the games but we played very well. ‘Higuain and Benzema scored a goal and this is good for their confidence.’

The Portuguese admitted his biggest task will be to ensure his troops are not complacent. ‘They need a miracle but there are miracles in football. So why can’t they dream of a miracle? ‘I have enough experience to know we have a very good result and will try everything to convince my players that it is not over.’
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