Barcelona v Real Madrid: Mourinho Vows To Turn Tables In Nou Camp

TEAM NEWS Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola could play the same XI that won 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu last week. Goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto replaces Victor Valdes – the 36-year-old understudy has played every cup match this season. David Villa is out with a broken leg, while Mali’s Seydou Keita is away at the African Cup of Nations. Jose Mourinho has said controversial Real defender Pepe will play if fit….

January 25, 2012

“I Wont Leave Real” Says Mourinho

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has insisted that he has not created divisions within his squad, ahead of the Blancos’ Copa Del Rey quarter-final with Barcelona on Wednesday. Punto Pelota reported on Sunday that the Portuguese trainer would vacate his post in June, and goalkeeper Iker Casillas was the mole who leaked the story which allegedly saw team-mate Sergio Ramos participate in a bust-up with the coach in training. However,…

January 24, 2012

Jose Mourinho: There Is No Crisis

Jose Mourinho has dismissed suggestions his Real Madrid team are in crisis after dropping five points in their past two La Liga matches. Real went down 1-0 away to Levante on Sunday, before drawing 0-0 with Racing Santander on Wednesday, and find themselves seventh on the table, five points back from surprise leaders Real Betis. Next up is the visit of promoted Rayo Vallecano to the Santiago Bernabeu, where Mourinho…

September 23, 2011

Jose Mourinho Receives A Five-Match Ban

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has received a five-match ban for comments he made following the Champions League first-leg loss to Barcelona. Mourinho’s team were knocked out 3-1 on aggregate in the tie but it was the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu on April 27 which was filled with controversy. A Lionel Messi brace gave the Catalans victory, but Mourinho, defender Pepe and second-choice Barcelona goalkeeper Jose Pinto were…

May 6, 2011

‘Things Must Be Bad For José Mourinho’: Arsène Wenger

There were plenty of things to dislike about José Mourinho during his three seasons in London, not least his thoroughly unpleasant baiting of Arsène Wenger.”It was a game decided on the sending-off, which looked a bit harsh,” he wrote in his programme notes on Sunday. Wenger, we know, is hardly a pal of Mourinho. In essence, nevertheless, he was agreeing with the Portuguese coach, who was incensed when the referee…

May 3, 2011

UEFA Charge Jose Mourinho, Real Madrid and Barcelona

Jose Mourinho is in the dock after UEFA hit Real Madrid and Barcelona with a total of six charges relating to their hate-fuelled Champions League clash. Mourinho faces an extended touchline ban for his sending-off during the second half of Wednesday’s game at the Bernabeu and post-match comments which implied there was a conspiracy to help Barca get through. Real also face charges of missiles thrown from the crowd and…

April 29, 2011