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ESPN – Jose Mourinho: Why does he keep baiting Chelsea’s fans?

Jose Mourinho admits that he was left frustrated by Chelsea's 1-1 draw against Liverpool in the first leg of their Capital One Cup semifinal. Once might have been an accident. Twice, perhaps, would just be carelessness, or bad luck. Three times is something different. Three times is a pattern. Three times makes you wonder. It is a question there may not be an answer to, but it feels now as though it had better be asked. Just why does Jose Mourinho keep baiting Chelsea's fans? This is a sufficiently delicate subject that it is worth approaching cautiously. To recap: after Chelsea beat Queens Park Rangers 2-1 in November, Mourinho claimed…

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ESPN – Messi scores away from home, Benzema class: Five things we learned

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno had nothing but praise for Lionel Messi who notched his 22nd hat trick in La Liga, now one off leader Cristiano Ronaldo. Five thoughts gleaned from the weekend's action, as the 2014-15 La Liga season reached its half-way mark. 1. Messi back away from home too Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez making the scoresheet in last week's 3-1 win over Atletico Madrid ensured plenty of headlines, but it remained the case that none of Barcelona's superstar trio had scored away from home in La Liga for months. Deportivo La Coruña Barcelona 0 4 FT Game Details Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Barca headed to Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday evening having taken one point, and scored zero goals, in their last…

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