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Jose Mourinho subtly trolls Iker Casillas after Chelsea beat Porto

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Jose Mourinho has looked like a broken man at times this season, but as the old saying goes, you are only as good as your last game and, as a result, the Chelsea manager was back to his cocky best following the 2-0 victory over Porto.

Chelsea's latest return to winning ways secured a safe passage to the Champions League knockout rounds, but it came at the expense of his former club, who will crash land into the Europa League Round of 32.

Having played for Real Madrid for his entire career up to this season, it will be an unfamiliar situation for veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas. Indeed, the last time Los Blancos featured in the Europa League was 1995, long before Casillas's debut in 1999.

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As a result, it is one of the few trophies that Casillas has been unable to get his hands on, and Mourinho thinks he should be happy the opportunity has presented itself now.

He told Spanish TV station MEGA: “No problem. I've done my job and he has done his, and he has done well. Now Casillas can win the only trophy he hasn't won. The Europa League."

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How do we know Mourinho is trolling?

First of all, Mourinho is Mourinho, so anything he says generally comes with a side order of spite, but with regards to Casillas, there is certainly a large amount of bad blood still flowing.

The two famously fell out when the Special One was in charge at Real Madrid.

It all started, reportedly, when Casillas called Xavi Hernandez after a particularly feisty game between Real Madrid and Barcelona. They reconciled, but Mourinho apparently saw the phone call as an act of treachery.

But the pair never really saw eye-to-eye anyway. Casillas was, like many of us, not a fan of Mourinho's negative tactics and would regularly make his discontent clear. The feud would eventually see the shot-stopper dropped from the first XI and would contribute to Florentino Perez's decision to remove Mourinho in 2013.

But following last night, Mourinho probably thinks he's #WINNING

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