26 Apr 2012

Mourinho picks Chelsea to win Champions League

2:39 pm on 26 April 2012

Manager Jose Mourinho has blamed fatigue from their 'Clasico' win at the weekend and sheer bad luck for Real Madrid's failure to reach the Champions League final.

The nine-times European champions had been convinced they were going to reach the final, buoyed by their 2-1 La Liga win at Barcelona on Sunday, and by their arch-rivals' shock defeat to Chelsea yesterday.

Bayern Munich beat Real in a penalty shootout to treach the Champions League final against Chelsea.

Mourinho hopes it's a good final and is picking his old club to go well in next month's final, though he has lots of respect for Bayern.