Jose Mourinho recreated his famous celebration of running down the touchline, as his Roma side grabbed a dramatic last-minute win in his 1000th game in management.
Stephan El Shaarawy’s added-time goal sealed a 2-1 victory for the capital club in a game that saw both sides hit the post, both goalkeepers produce top saves and Sassuolo have two goals disallowed for offside.
The goal from the Italian winger sparked wild celebrations from Roma players and fans, with Mourinho sprinting down the touchline alongside several members of his coaching staff.
It was a memorable way for the Portuguese to reach a landmark that he previously downplayed by saying, “It is always in my nature to be looking forward to the next match instead of dwelling on previous matches.”
However, he changed his tune at full-time, “During the week I was lying, even to myself, by saying that this was not a special match. I was trying to convince myself of that,” Mourinho said.
By Brian Ayatta