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Mourinho beats Ferguson to make Champions League history

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho made Champions League history on Tuesday night, breaking Sir Alex Ferguson's mark of seven semi-final appearances.

Victory over Paris Saint Germain in their quarter-final tie means Mourinho progresses to the Champions League semi-finals for the eighth time in his managerial career.

The Chelsea boss was tied with Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson, but passed his record thanks to a remarkable 2-0 win over PSG at Stamford Bridge this evening.

Trailing 3-1 from the first-leg in Paris, Chelsea had a mountain to climb but Andre Schurrle got them on their way with the opening goal in the 32 minute.

The Blues knocked on the door for the next hour, but found it difficult to crack a stubborn PSG rearguard. When they did blast through, they found the woodwork in their way twice, shots from Oscar and Schurrle cannoning off the crossbar in the second half.

But with three minutes to play substitute Demba Ba bundled home from six yards to send Chelsea through.

So Mourinho, a winner of the competition twice before, advances to the last four for the eighth time.

Here's a breakdown of when and with which club he reached the semi-final round - FC Porto in 2004, Inter Milan in 2010, Real Madrid in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and Chelsea in 2005, 2007 and now in 2014.

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