during the UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid at Signal Iduna Park on April 24, 2013 in Dortmund, Germany.

Sporting Lisbon head coach, Ruben Amorim has revealed that AS Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, sent him a message after his team eliminated Arsenal from the Europa League.

Amorim watched as Sporting defeated Arsenal 5-3 in a penalty shootout to qualify for the Europa League quarter-final on Thursday.

The Europa League round of 16 second-leg tie between Arsenal and Sporting had ended in a 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium.

Recall that both teams drew 2-2 in the first leg last week in Portugal.

Speaking at his post-match press conference after the game at Emirates Stadium, Amorim told reporters: “There will never be another Mourinho.

“He is one of a kind, and he has already sent me a message saying that the old man and the young one have both qualified to the next round.”