Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is praying for a change of luck in tonight's Champions League semi-final second leg against Bayern Munich. (Real Madrid 8/15 to beat Bayern Munich tonight).
Bayern Munich take a 2-1 lead to the Bernabeu, with next months final being held in their own ground, the Allianz Arena. Mourinho has won the Champions League before with Porto and Inter Milan, but the Portuguese coach has lost twice at this stage to Liverpool, whilst being at Chelsea.
He said: "Overall I haven't had much luck in the semi-finals of the Champions League, I lost one with Chelsea due to a goal that wasn't a goal, and another season we lost on penalties, and that is due to bad luck." (Real Madrid 11/2 to lose against Bayern Munich tonight).
Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo insists his team will beat the Germans in tonights match. He said: "Our moment has arrived, it is a big game and we are going to win it because we're playing in front of our fans." (Cristiano Ronaldo 3/1 to be First Goal Scorer tonight).
Real Madrid look certain to lift the La Liga trophy this season, their first time since 2008, following victory over Barcelona last Saturday in El Clasico but will be eager to do the double and win the Champions League too. Mourinho said: "I don't know if the Champions League is more important than the league, because the best team always wins the league, which isn't always the case in Europe."
Mourinho has come under media speculation of late that he has gone as far as he can with Real Madrid and will quit in the summer, but the former Chelsea Manager insists he plans to stick around. He said: "At the moment my future isn't important but I think I will be here next season, it is better to stay at a club for four or five years." (Jose Mourinho 5/1 to be Next Permanent Chelsea Manager).