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Old 03-Nov-2011
Harpreet Seehra
Mourinho: Ronaldo century not important

Jose Mourinho has diverted attention from Cristiano Ronaldo's century of goals for Real Madrid in the 2-0 win over Lyon, insisting it's the result that matters.
Grp D: Lyon 0-2 Real Madrid
Ronaldo scored twice to bring up his century of goals for Madrid and see them into the Champions League knockout stages.
But speaking after the match, Mourinho played down the prolific forward's achievements.
"For me, it's not important that [Cristiano] Ronaldo reached 100 goals; I know players like these milestones but we are here to get results for the team," he was quoted as saying in UEFA.com.
The Portuguese coach also expressed his delight with the performance and now hopes to finish top of Group D.
He added: "We played well tonight [Wenesday]. We created a lot of chances in the first half. If we had taken some the game would have been safe a lot sooner.
"Having said that, we put in a great opening 45 minutes and settled it with the second goal. Winning here and reaching 12 points means we are through to the next round. We would now like to finish top of the group, which, you would think, gives you an advantage in the next round.
"We are on the right track and looking to finish the group stage strongly as we did last season. This year we're putting in good performances and trying to win playing good football home and away. We're doing that at the moment; let's see what happens later."
Madrid have won all of their four games in the group stage so far and play Dinamo Zagreb next on 22 November.

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