Real Madrid made it through to the last eight of the UEFA Champions League after they knocked out Manchester United 3-2 on aggregate on Tuesday night, leaving fans wondering if they were really capable of winning the tournament.
While Madrid's performance on the night didn't scream of invincibility—certainly boss Jose Mourinho didn't think so—they did, nonetheless, make the most of the opportunities presented to them and go on to win the game.
Knock-out football always hides its surprises, and one of those might be Real Madrid finally ending up with their 10th European Cup success.
The one overriding reason that the Spanish team could achieve it, in this season of relative underachievement so far, is their manager, Mourinho.
Here's why he could do it against all odds this season.