By Pete Jenson for MailOnline
Published: 09:45 BST, 2 May 2020 | Updated: 10:00 BST, 2 May 2020
Jose Mourinho has revealed how losing a Champions League semi-final to Bayern Munich with Real Madrid in 2012 left him crying in his car.
This weekend marks eight years exactly since Mourinho ended Pep Guardiola’s domination in Spain by winning La Liga.
But he also had the chance to win what would have been Real Madrid’s 10th Champions League only to lose on penalties to Bayern Munich, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Sergio Ramos all missing from the spot.
Jose Mourinho has opened up about the misery he felt after losing to Bayern Munich in 2012
Kaka was among the big names to miss a penalty against the Germans for Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo also missed his chance from the spot and looked devastated afterwards
Mourinho told Marca: ‘That is also football. Cristiano, Kaka, Sergio Ramos. They are three monsters of football, there is no doubt about that.
‘But they are also human. That night is the only time I have ever cried after a football match.
‘I remember it well: me and Aitor [Karanka] parked in the car in front of my house, crying. It was very hard to take because in that 2011-12 season we were the best team in Europe.’
Reflecting on winning La Liga with a record 100 points and 121 goals he said: ‘It wasn’t just that we won the league, we ended Barcelona’s domination and we did it in an historic way.
Bayern progressed and Mourinho was denied the chance to win Real's 10th Champions League
The Portuguese passes on instructions to Mesut Ozil from the sidelines during the game
‘That was my hat-trick, if we put aside Portugal. I