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Albiol downplays Mourinho, Ronaldo incident

19 January 2013 15:12

Real Madrid defender Raul Albiol has played down an incident between Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo after the club's midweek win over Valencia.

Several reports claimed that a heated confrontation had taken place between the Portuguese duo after Tuesday's match, but Albiol stressed it was nothing more than a normal discussion.

"Ronaldo and Mourinho are both winners. They only exchanged their opinions. What happened does in no way affect the rest of the team," the defender said at a press conference.

Albiol went on to hail Madrid's strength in depth, while also having his say on the possible departure of Kaka to AC Milan.

"We have a great squad. Every player has the quality to be a starter. We will all have to give our all in order to get playing time," he said.

"Kaka has always done his utmost for Madrid since his arrival at the club. For now, he is a player like every one else. I do not know what will happen in the next few weeks."

AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani revealed on Friday that all parties involved want the deal to happen, but admitted sacrifices are needed if the move is indeed to go ahead.

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Info

Competition
Primera División
Date
20 January 2013
Game week
20
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
0 - 5
Full-time
0 - 5
Venue
Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia)
Attendance
40000

Goals

0 - 1
9' G. Higuaín
 (assist by Á. di María)
0 - 2
0 - 3
0 - 4
41' Cristiano Ronaldo
 (assist by M. Özil)
0 - 5
45' Á. di María
 (assist by M. Özil)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
20
17
4
18
5 40'
10 63'
24
9
7 24'
11
Coach: Ernesto Valverde
# Player Bookings
1
18
17 19'
5 30'
2
14
10
6
22 34' 45' 53'
7 36' 41'
20 9'
Coach: José Mourinho

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
14
16
28
3
13
15
23
# Player Bookings
15 80'
19
21
9
11
13
27

Sunday 28 December

Saturday 27 December

23:31
20:06
19:46
19:20
18:41
17:52
17:39
17:14
17:12
17:02
16:43
16:38
16:04
15:52
15:47
14:45
14:24
14:19
14:00
14:00
13:38
13:31
13:16
13:04
12:45
12:39
12:37
12:30
12:11
11:55
11:32
11:03
10:30
10:15
09:48
08:32
02:13
00:11

Friday 26 December

22:40
22:04
21:22
21:19
21:15
20:58
20:39
20:38
20:27
20:23
20:20
20:10
20:07
20:05
20:01
19:54
19:54
19:51
19:43
19:41
19:41
19:33
19:25
19:09
18:15
18:08
18:04
18:01
18:01
18:00
17:57
17:56
17:10
17:05
16:26
15:43
14:30
12:32
12:02
11:48
11:10
08:44
05:24
05:24
05:24
05:24
03:45
02:56
01:35
00:46

Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 15 +42 39
2 16 +34 38
3 16 +17 35
4 16 +16 31
5 16 +13 30

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