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The third of May 2005 was mostly likely the birth of one of the bitterest feuds between two football managers and possibly their clubs, after their departures.
Since that night, Liverpool's Rafa Benitez and Chelsea's Jose Mourinho have been at each other's throats.
It was the Champions League semifinal, second leg with the tie balanced 0-0. Liverpool hosted Chelsea, and Anfield was rocking with sound and colour. With only four minutes on the clock, Petr Cech could only partially block a Milan Barros effort and Luis Garcia was on hand to force the ball over the line, or was it?
Match officials conferred and a goal was awarded. Liverpool celebrated, and Mourinho fumed and later called it the "Ghost Goal."
Since that moment, Benitez and Mourinho have been bickering and squabbling like little children. There has been name calling, refraining from hand shakes, frosty look and even belittling the other's achievements.
They both went through a stage of not shaking hands with one another at the end of matches, in particular in the 2006 season FA Cup semifinal and the following Community Shield match.
Despite both having left their respective Premier League clubs, they continued their feud, and ironically it was Benitez that replaced Mourinho at Inter Milan.
Mourinho belittled Benitez by suggesting that it was really his team that won the Italian Super Cup shortly after the Spaniard took over at Inter. And Benitez said that he could out do his predecessor by winning six trophies in one year.
When Benitez won the Club World Club with Inter, Mourihno said, "One thing is certain, [Rafael] Benitez won’t do better than me [at Inter]…Another thing is also true that should he lift the Intercontinental Cup, he will have only won two games compared to my 13. Therefore it will be my trophy and not his.”
The two will probably go on in the same vein for seasons to come.