Real Madrid just got a disappointing result in the Copa del Rey. Do not want to dissolve too long, Los Merengues are ready for the party Athletic Bilbao in La Liga this weekend.
Are 1-2 defeat of Barcelona in the first leg Copa del Rey quarterfinals before dawn to be the cause. Madrid as the defending champion of the more serious step towards the semi-finals for the second leg will be held at the Camp Nou next week.
This is for the umpteenth time that Madrid can not beat Barca and party at the Santiago Bernabeu last night was increasingly tarnished induced Pepe sportsmanship to Lionel Messi.
Disappointment it must be thrown away quickly by Los Blancos for Sunday (22 / 1) they’re expected Bilbao who visit the capital. The victory must be achieved in order to maintain excellence five points of Barca.
As emphasized right from the start of the season by Jose Mourinho when Madrid’s main priority is to win La Liga title. So should not the slightest careless Madrid in the league and focus to face Bilbao is obligatory, although it will not be easy because Los Leones are in fifth position today.
“I have to prepare for Sunday’s match against Athletic Bilbao. Copa del Rey is our last priority. We’ve said it before and nothing had changed. Our first priority is the league and we are now only thinking about our match against Athletic,” said Mourinho Madrid’s official site.
If Madrid will host for Bilbao, then Barca will travel to La Rosaleda against Malaga. Los Cules underdog but certainly they have to remember about their away record is not so good this season.
Of the eight games that have been passed, they only won three times, four draws and one defeat. Their defense was also quite fragile with nine goals conceded.
Moreover, last week they were quite bothered by Real Betis although in the end wins. So if you do not want to lag increasingly far, Barca have to win three points.
Exclaimed the other party is facing Valencia and Levante Osasuna duel with Real Zaragoza.
Real Madrid once again have its knees before the eternal rival, Barcelona. The performance did not convince the Los Blancos, the responsibility belonged to Jose Mourinho.
The first leg quarterfinals match Copa del Rey Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu cons dawn last night was so fun to Madrid. They have lost 1-2 after being 1-0 up in the first round.
This defeat like to repeat what happened last December when the two met at the La Liga match. Had a quick goal lead through Karim Benzema, Madrid instead of 1-3.
The results of the more painful because last night was caused by tainted sportsmanship Madrid’s Portugal defender Pepe, who was caught on camera accidentally stepped on the hands of Lionel Messi. Then at the end of the game even tens of thousands Madridista bad cheer his favorite team’s games.
Obviously it’s not a desirable outcome by Mourinho considering they are the defending champions Copa Del Rey and must play the second leg at the Nou Camp next week.
Mourinho did not want to appoint Pepe actions or poor performance of his players, but rather he was responsible for a third successive defeat of Barca this season.
“I’m in charge. I am responsible for my team, especially when we lose. Victory is common property and we all celebrate our Copa del Rey titles,” said Mourinho.
“But the defeat only be mine. Gak’s okay. That’s part of football and I accept it,” complete Mourinho at the team’s official site.