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Jose Mourinho nemesis breaks Champions League record vs. Chelsea

FC Porto’s Iker Casillas started his side’s Champions League group-stage bout with Chelsea on Tuesday evening, breaking the all-time appearance record for the tournament.

In featuring against the English champions, Casillas made his 152nd outing in Europe’s premier club competition.

He was previously tied on 151 with former international teammate Xavi Hernandez, who made his outings exclusively for Barcelona.

Casillas, who won the World Cup alongside Xavi in 2010, made all of his outings with Real Madrid until this season, when he completed a move to Portuguese giants FC Porto.

When the veteran stopper made the move, eyebrows were raised at Stamford Bridge, as Mourinho questioned the fee paid by Porto for the Merengues legend.

The two men previously endured a somewhat tortured relationship during their mutual time together at the Bernabeu, and it’s clear that there was no love lost between the pair.

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Mourinho, surely, will not be happy to see his old nemesis break such a prestigious record against the Portuguese coach’s beloved Blues.

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