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Mourinho Not Out for Revenge Against Barca

To be sure, Tuesday's Champions League clash between Barcelona-Chelsea didn't hold the significance of previous meetings-well, for Jose Mourinho and Chelsea, anyway. But it was actually a must-not-lose for Barcelona, which only had four points from its first three games. A loss at home would put the Catalans in the position of having to fight it out with the unpredictable Werder Bremen, the German league leader that managed a draw with the La Liga champion in their previous meeting, for second place. Either way, Mourinho didn't care. "I'm not trying to help Werder Bremen to knock Barcelona out," the Chelsea manager said of the Barca-Chelsea rematch. "That's not my fight. Our target is to finish first in the group and it's not my problem if it's Barcelona or Werder Bremen who finish second." He would have to admit that would be a nice bit of revenge to achieve the double over Barcelona this season, after being dumped out of the competition by the Catalans last season. Mourinho did manage to get a few jibes in before the game, pointing out that former Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen had learned to dive since he left Stamford Bridge for the Spanish giants this summer.

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