Jose Mourinho Loses His Invincibility

You could have been forgiven for thinking that Jose Mourinho was never going to lose a game at home ever again. After all, the last time the Special One had tasted defeat in a home game was on 23rd February 2002, when his Porto side lost 3-2 to Beira-Mar.

That's a little over nine years of turning his castle into an impregnable fortress, for those who don't feel like doing the maths. It didn't matter where he went, either. Stamford Bridge probably should have been decorated with heads on spikes for all the welcome it gave visiting teams, and things weren't any different during Mourinho's stint at Inter Milan.

150 games without a home loss is a riduculously long run (125 wins and 25 draws, if you're counting), as we all know, such things must come to an end at some point. Mourinho's 150 games of unbeaten home record falls prey to Miguel de las Cuevas who scored the only and winning goal for Sporting Gijon at Santiago Bernabeu.

"Our opponents defended, defended and defended. They had one chance and they scored one goal. I praised them because they fought a lot and they fought to try to have luck on their side. We had four, five, six chances to score and we couldn't. That's football and tomorrow's another day," Mourinho said after the match.

The defeat was masterminded by Manuel Preciado, who called Mourinho a ‘swine and a bad professional’ when the two coaches clashed after Mourinho said Gijon had fielded a weakened team against Barcelona.

La Liga - Video Highlights Of Selected Saturday Matches:

Real Madrid 0 - 1 Sporting Gijon

Villareal 0 - 1 Barcelona

Getafe 2 - 4 Valencia

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