The ten best acts of sporting revenge

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Jose Mourinho exacted the perfect revenge for his bitter departure from Chelsea this week.

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With Inter Milan's win at Stamford Bridge, the Special One proved himself one of the great coaches, and with Chelsea's continuing struggle to win major honours, made their decision to sack him appear all the more foolhardy.

Revenge has a strong place in the world of sport, with teams and individuals inspired to hit back, prove the doubters wrong and set a few records straight. As Gore Vidal once said: "It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail". Here, we run down the ten best acts of sporting revenge.