Barca All The Way

Barcelona edged their way into the Copa del Rey semi-finals with a 2-2 draw over Real Madrid. The cup holders, who were reduced to 10 men late on, lost 4-3 on aggregate in a pulsating affair. Despite Real Madrid looking the better side for the majority of the first-half, the home side grabbed the lead in the 43rd minute when Pedro coolly slotted home after an excellent Lionel Messi run….

January 26, 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

International Friendly Preview: Italy v Spain

Spain take on Italy on Wednesday, looking to improve on a mixed record in international friendlies since becoming world champions. Vicente del Bosque’s Spain beat the Netherlands 1-0 in the 2010 FIFA World Cup final, adding to their 2008 European crown and cementing their status as the best team on the planet. They have impressed in Euro 2012 qualifying, winning every match to top Group I, and comfortably defeated the…

August 9, 2011

Mourinho Answers Critics With Cup Glory

José Mourinho is happy to endure more criticism if it means more trophies after Real Madrid beat Barcelona 1-0 on Wednesday to win their first Copa del Rey trophy in 18 years. Mourinho was criticised for his defensive tactics in Saturday’s 1-1 league draw against Barcelona. The Madrid honorary president, Alfredo Di Stéfano, and Johan Cruyff hit out at the Portuguese coach, with Cruyff saying Mourinho worked only for titles…

April 21, 2011

Uefa Ban Is a medal Not a Punishment:Mourinho

The Real Madrid coach, José Mourinho, has called a two-match Uefa ban for improper conduct ‘a medal’ and not a punishment and said he had been singled out for special treatment by the European governing body. Uefa banned the Portuguese on Tuesday after allegations that he had engineered deliberate red cards for two of his players in a Champions League match. Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos picked up yellow cards…

December 4, 2010