The self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ didn’t enjoy as much success as he would have hoped in the Spanish capital, but the Portuguese was certainly Box Office in the role.
On many occasions, Barcelona players were subject to Mourinho’s antics and that was certainly the case in the second leg of the 2011 Supercopa.
However, it did backfire on ol’ Jose massively…
After an exciting 2-2 draw between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Bernabeu in the first leg, the two sides met again at Camp Nou to decide who would lift the trophy.
It looked like the game was going to extra-time, but as he’s done on so many times in his career, Messi came up clutch with an 88th-minute winner.
And after netting the match’s decisive goal, the Argentine took the opportunity to wind up the Real Madrid boss with a cheeky gesture, which was in response to some antics earlier in the match.
While Barcelona were 2-1 up, Messi was involved in a heated touchline exchange with Marcelo, which prompted Mourinho to mock the six-time Ballon d’Or winner in a slightly childish manner.
Needless to say, the current AS Roma manager paid the ultimate price…
Video: Messi gets revenge on Mourinho
If you try and mug off Messi, be prepared to receive a response in the form of some on-pitch brilliance.
Mourinho will certainly be glad that he no longer has to face the Argentine on a regular basis, as will Real Madrid as a whole.
In his 45 games against Los Blancos at Barcelona, Messi netted 26 goals and contributed 14 assists – a remarkable record.
If Real Madrid qualify for the Champions League knockout stage this season, their fans will be praying that they avoid Paris Saint-Germain…