Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo have been given two-match bans following the Copa Del Rey final on Friday.Mourinho was sent to the stands for remonstrating with the officials during Real's defeat to rivals Atletico, while Ronaldo was dismissed for aiming a kick at Atletico captain Gabi late in the game.
Diego Simeone has applauded his Atletico Madrid players for banishing their fear of arch-rivals Real Madrid.Atletico needed an extra-time goal from defender Joao Miranda to end their 25-match winless run against their city neighbours and triumph 2-1 in Friday's Copa del Rey final for the first time in almost two decades.
Jose Mourinho has described the 2012-13 campaign as the 'worst season of his career' following Real Madrid's 2-1 defeat in the Copa del Rey final.Atletico Madrid defender Joao Miranda's extra-time header compounded Madrid to defeat on home turf on Friday, and signalled the Mourinho's first campaign without a major trophy in over a decade - barring a Supercopa success over Barcelona back in August.
An extra-time goal from Joao Miranda saw Atletico Madrid win their 10th Copa del Rey, beating fierce rivals Real Madrid 2-1 on Friday.Real struck first through Cristiano Ronaldo, who later saw red and joined his coach Jose Mourinho in being sent off, but Diego Costa's effort cancelled out the opener.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone insists Real Madrid are favourites to win the Copa del Rey final on Friday.While Real are looking to claim a 19th Copa del Rey crown, Atletico are aiming for their 10th and first major domestic trophy since 1996.
Gonzalo Higuain has stressed it does not matter who scores for Real Madrid in their Copa del Rey final against Atletico Madrid.
The Spanish capital will be a city divided on Friday when Real Madrid take on neighbours Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey final.Both teams have been standout performers in La Liga this term, with Real certain to take second spot behind runaway champions Barcelona, while Atletico will finish in third place after a sterling campaign under Diego Simeone.
Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid warmed up for next weekend's Copa Del Rey final with convincing La Liga victories.Real hammered nine-man Malaga 6-2 with a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired performance at the Bernabeu, while Atletico beat Celta Vigo 3-1 on the road.
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