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Courtois and woodwork deny Real as Atletico snatch cup final

Posted on May 18, 2013 by admin

It could not have got much worse for Real Madrid last night, as Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo were both sent off and Real were beaten by their fierce city rivals Atletico. The fact that the Copa Del rey final was held at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium only increased the misery.

Ronaldo, who else, had given Real an early lead, but Atletico were tough and organised and it was their main star, Radamel Falcao that brought his team back into it. The Colombian used all his strength and guile to hold off two Real players and then produced a perfect pass to Diego Costa. Lopez got his hand to Costa’s shot but only tipped it onto the post and in.

In all honesty, Real should still have won it, but the woodwork denied Ozil, Benzema and Ronaldo, while Courtois was in inspired form in goal for Atletico. Mourinho’s temper boiled over and he was sent off for his protestations in the second half. Ronaldo was sent off for a lunge in the extra time period, but Real were already behind after Miranda headed in on 98 minutes.

Real Madrid fans just want to put this season behind them, get rid of Mourinho and hope for a much better season next time around.

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