LITESPORT 38 Tuesday, 15 September 2009 London Lite DAY I WANTED TOChelsea star Frank says Joses TV ad made him see red FRANK LAMPARD has spoken of the moment a TV advert left him cursing his former manager and mentor Jose Mourinho. Lampard had been trying all this summer to erase the memory of Chel- seas painful Champions League exit to Barcelona in the semi-final last season but watching Mourinho in a Sky Sports advert on TV, brought it all flooding back. Sky had used some of the footage from the controversial match at Stam- ford Bridge in May as part of their advertisingcampaignandwhileMour- inhowaswaxinglyricaloverthecover- age, Lampard was seeing a re-run of one of four penalty appeals referee Tom Henning Ovrebo ignored on a night he would rather forget. He said: I am still annoyed about Barcelona only because they put it on the Sky advert with the handball. Id forgottenaboutitalittlebituntilIsaw it with Mourinho. It is a bit of a grinder, that one, because of the circumstances. The way we were playing in the back end of last season I thought we were the form team in Europe under Guus Hid- dink. Its a shame that happened, but we have to be men and continue. When we got knocked out, I haditinmyhead that I wouldnt watch the final, but I couldnt help but watch it. It was a fan- tastic display by Bar- c e l o n a a g a i n s t Manchester United andtheyweredeserved winners in the end. It was a strange moment for the Chel- sea midfielder. In recent years, he and Mourinho (below) had been members of their own mutual admiration society. The Special One could do no wrong in the eyes of Lampard, who even contem- plated leaving Stamford Bridge to join his former boss at Inter Milan before finally committing his future to Chelsea. Butforafewseconds,hesawtheman who took him to another level while he was manager at Stamford Bridge in a different light. Watching Mourinho and a replay of a shot from Michael Ballack thud into the arm of Samuel Etoo in the penalty area, was painful. But as Lampard prepares for a new Champions League campaign with tonights starter against Porto at the Bridge, he has moved on. Ive dreamed about the Champions League more than the World Cup, probably because I have sniffed it six times in the last six years. It becomes a bit of a thing in your head -- yo u wa ke u p i n sweats. Portos manager Jesu- aldo Ferreira believes Chelseaarethebestteam inEnglandbutheremains hopeful his side can secure theirfirstvictoryinEuro- pean competition on E n g l i s h s o i l tonight. He said: I think Chelsea at the moment are the strongest team in England. It isnt going to be easy for us but over the last three years we have always qualified f o r t h e n e x t stage. Eduardo glad to arrive ARSENAL striker Eduardo says he is happy UEFA have finally arrived at the truth after seeing his two-match ban for diving quashed on appeal. The Brazilian-born Croatian, punished after being awarded a penalty in the 5-1 aggregate win over Celtic in the last qualifying round of the Champions League, is now clear to play in Arsenals first group game against Belgiums Standard Liege tomorrow. Eduardo said: Im very pleased that we have finally arrived at the truth. All we needed to do was to prove what happened and we have managed to do that. This decision makes me feel a lot better. I certainly feel relieved now. I have had great support from my family, friends and of course everyone at the club. Now I just want to forget about this and think about our match against Standard Liege. I was always prepared for the match in Belgium because I had good feeling and I always remained positive about the outcome. All I remember of the incident is that as soon as I had possession of the ball I headed towards goal at full speed. I was very close to the Celtic goalkeeper BY NEAL COLLINS Standard bearer: Eduardo can play CHELSEA v FC PORTO LATEST BETTING MATCH ODDS Chelsea 4-11, Porto 8-1, Draw 7-2 FIRST GOALSCORER Anelka 7-2, Lampard 5-1, Kalou 6-1, Sturridge 13-1, J Cole 8-1, Ballack 11-1, Malouda 11-1, Hulk 12-1, Deco 14-1, Rodriguez 18-1, Varela 25-1, Valeri 28-1. LAST MEETING 6 MARCH 2007 CHELSEA 2 PORTO 1 (CL) RICARDO QUARESMAS smart finish handed Jose Mourinhos former side an aggregate lead three quarters of the way through this last 16 tie. But a present from the usually reliable Brazilian goalkeeper Helton, who allowed a tame Arjen Robben shot through his fingers, gifted Chelsea a route back into the tie, and their place in the next round was confirmed 11 minutes from time, thanks to Michael Ballack. MATCH FACTS Chelsea are on an 18-match unbeaten run in the competition at Stamford Bridge dating back to February 2006 when FC Barcelona triumphed 2-1 in the first knockout round first leg. Porto are embarking on their seventh consecutive group-stage campaign and only once in that time have they failed to progress to the knockout phase. They began last season with a 3-1 home win against Fenerbahe SK but that was the only time in six attempts they have launched their campaign with a victory. Carlo Ancelotti, Chelseas fourth manager since the departure of Mourinho, is attempting to become only the second man after Ottmar Hitzfeld to lift the UEFA Champions League trophy with different clubs after guiding AC Milan to the title in 2003 and 2007. 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