Ghost Goal Hunts Chelsea, Mor Success and Rose Blossoms


Changed 03 May 2020, 11:30 IST

Luis Garcia is off the wheel after scoring against Chelsea at Anfield.

Jose Mourinho will have mixed memories about May 3 in a few years.

The Portuguese endured European frustrations with Chelsea and Real Madrid on this date during his coaching career, but also achieved domestic success in his second tier with the Blues.

Derrick Rose will also be forgiven for having a bitsweet feeling, considering it the anniversary of the personal milestone he received before the injury issues.

Look back at a few moments of the sport that happened the day before.

2005: The ‘Ghost’ goal is scored by Liverpool

Did it cross the line? Luis Garcia must have thought so after Chelsea’s goal in the second leg of their All-English Champions League semi-final against Liverpool.

After a 0-0 scoreline at Stamford Bridge, the Spaniard caught the ball in the fourth minute at Anfield after colliding with visiting goalkeeper Petro Sich with Milan Barros.

William Glass’s dismissal convinced Chelsea that they had fled, but the goal was awarded. The Reds were firm for the rest of an exploitative contest as Mourinho’s Premier League champions suffered a crushing defeat to Margin Rare.

“The linesman scored the goal. No one knows that the shot crossed the line and you must be 100 percent,” Mourinho later said. Liverpool certainly picked up the trophy after losing to Milon on an unforgettable night in Istanbul.

2011: Rose follows in Jordan’s footsteps

His hometown, the Chicago Bulls, drafted first, ending his third season in the Rose NBA with the league’s MVP crown at 22.

Dwight finished comfortably ahead of Howard in the vote, becoming the youngest player to receive an average of 25 points, 7.7 assists and 4.1 rebounds with an average of points guard.

He became the second Bulls player known as MVP following in the footsteps of legend Michael Jordan. Chicago ended the 622-20 regular season record by losing to LeBron James and the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Final.

Following the promotion, after signing a lucrative contract extension, Rose suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during the playoffs. He was fired for more than a year.

2011: Bar বইa book Wembley trip

More European misery for Mourinho, as his Real Madrid side have been knocked out of the Champions League final. To make matters worse, it was arch rivals Barcelona who denied them.

The Catalan team won the first meeting 2-0 in the Spanish capital and gave them a place to breathe before returning to Camp Nou. Gonzalo Higuain lost a goal for Madrid before Pedro finished before the hosts could extend their advantage.

Marcelo equalized in the second half but Mourinho – who showed suspension in the opening leg for a red card allegation against Pepa – still led his team to a 3-1 aggregate.

2015: Hazard helps the Blues cruise along the line

2015 is a better time for Jose. Back in charge of Bridge, he led Chelsea back to Premier League glory, this time with three games to spare.

The 1-0 win over Crystal Palace was enough to secure the title, with Eden Hazard rising to the rebound after Julian Sparron saved his penalty in the only goal of the match shortly before half-time.

“Finally we can breathe, relax and enjoy,” Jade Mourinho also received the EFL Cup before the campaign.

Yet he did not have to wait for a break. After a disastrous start to their title defense, Chelsea sacked him and brought in Goss Hiddink as interim boss.