Mourinho targets historic win over Barca

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Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho has promised Barcelona they can expect a "completely different" performance from his side when the teams go head to head for the third time this season in the Champions League semi-final.

The Nerazzurri clinched their place in the last four of the competition on Tuesday night for the first time since 2003 as Wesley Sneijder's early goal earned a 1-0 win at CSKA Moscow to complete a 2-0 aggregate quarter-final triumph.

The teams played home and away in the group stage, with a 0-0 draw at the San Siro followed by a 2-0 home win in Catalonia and Mourinho said: "Rest assured, this time we'll play another game - completely different. They will have the advantage of playing the return at the Nou Camp, but we will know how to treat the two matches."

Inter's quarter-final win ensured Mourinho achieved something his predecessor did not - Roberto Mancini's best run in the competition went as far only as the last eight.

He added on Sky Sport Italia: "It's five consecutive victories in the Champions League now; we are deservedly and comfortably through to the semi-finals.

"We can talk of a total change in Inter's history in the Champions League. This is a mentally different team with confidence and ability.

"This victory shows Inter has entered a new dimension - it's a Champions League Inter now.

"Whatever happens in the semi-final or the final, Inter will be full of confidence going into next season's Champions League.

"If we don't win it this year, Inter will win it in the next few years."

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