Sporting Lisbon vs Chelsea: Jose Mourinho delighted with three points in Portugal

Chelsea take first step to qualifying from Group G

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Jose Mourinho was delighted as Chelsea took control of their Champions League destiny with a 1-0 win in Lisbon against Sporting.

Chelsea are now top of Group G with four points from two games, and if they win their next two games against Slovenian side Maribor they will confirm progress to the last 16.

“We lost two points at home [against Schalke] and today we recovered that,” Mourinho said after the game.

“Because of the other draw, we put ourselves not in a comfortable position, but in one where we can control our destiny.”

“We play two games against Maribor. If we manage six points, that would be 10 and job done.

“Now we have just to focus on beating Maribor, which I believe is not easy. To draw in Germany means something.”