Madrid took complete control of Group G after early goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Ozil earned them their third successive win in Europe, leaving them five points clear of nearest challengers Milan and Ajax.
Mourinho, who is still unbeaten as Madrid coach and now boasts eight wins from his 10 games in charge, said after the match: ”The physical, mental and tactical response of the team has been fantastic after the effort made against Malaga (Saturday night) and barely two days to prepare for the match.
”To play at this level was an incredible response from the players. I‘m very happy because we‘ve played very well.
”Now we have two away games before we finish the group at home to Auxerre and what we want is to have our place in the next round secured before this last game. First we must qualify and then go for first place.”