Mourinho unhappy with Blues' motivation

Porto 2 Chelsea 1

Mourinho, whose side had already qualified for the knock-out stages, saw his team go into a first-half lead through Damien Duff.

But then a 61st-minute strike from former Tottenham target Diego and a late winner from Benni McCarthy condemned the ex-Porto boss to defeat on his first return to the club he led to Champions League glory last season.

It was only Chelsea's second defeat in 25 matches and a disappointed Mourinho said: "I think my team were happy with the draw. They felt the game was under control and sat back and waited for the end of the game. But the opposition was still motivated so the difference was that motivation, desire and self-belief which Porto had.

"I am not pleased. I cannot be pleased when my team loses because I am a professional. Only stupid people don't understand that. I want to win every game.

"I think that Porto deserved to go through to the next stage because they are easily the second best team in the group - better than PSG and Moscow."

Mourinho also avoided a cauldron of hate as the Porto fans gave him a warm reception on his appearance in the dugout.

He added: "It was not a big sensation. I tried hard not to think about it only to try to win.

"Of course it is a special stadium and in my opinion the most beautiful stadium in Europe. I came to win and I am frustrated that we did not do that."

Mourinho does not think the defeat will have any bearing on Sunday's crucial Barclays Premiership clash with Arsenal at Highbury.

Mourinho said: "I can't think of any relation between this match and the Arsenal game.

"I am looking forward to it. It is the top two sides in England at the moment and the whole of the country will be looking - maybe the world."

Captain John Terry added: "It added a bit more spirit to the game with Jose being the old boss of Porto and for some of our ex-Porto players, it would have been nice to get the win for the manager and those boys, but it wasn't to be."

In a game marred by racist chants directed towards Chelsea striker Didier Drogba from a small section of the home fans, Duff put the visitors ahead with a deflected shot in the 34th minute.

But Porto, outplayed for long spells, levelled the scoring in the 61st minute when Terry blocked a shot from Giourkas Seitaridis only for one-time Tottenham target Diego to send a 20-yard volley beyond Cech.

McCarthy then headed the winner four minutes from time when he rose to meet Peixoto's left-wing cross to ensure Porto join Chelsea in the knockout phase.

FC PORTO: Nuno, Jorge Costa, Pedro Emanuel, Costinha, Luis Fabiano (Postiga 75), Derlei (Quaresma 59), Areias, Diego (Cesar Peixoto 77), Maniche, Seitaridis, McCarthy.

CHELSEA: Cech, Gallas, Terry, Ricardo Carvalho, Paulo Ferreira, Smertin (Tiago 65), Lampard, Parker, Bridge, Duff (Robben 54), Drogba (Kezman 77).

Referee: Massimo Busacca (Switzerland).

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