Sun, May 19, 2013 - Page 18 News List

Atletico stun Real to win Copa del Rey

ILL-TEMPERED AFFAIR:Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo was shown a red card after he kicked out at Atletico Madrid captain Gabi, apparently catching him in the face

Reuters, MADRID

Mourinho, widely expected to return to Chelsea at the end of the season, told his post-match news conference Atletico had not deserved to win.

“It is not normal to hit the post three times,” the Portuguese said, after a robust defense of his record at Real since joining from Inter Milan in 2010. “You don’t have to be a magician to tell that the result of the final was not fair, that Atletico is not a just winner. In football everything is forgotten, you forget the refereeing, the posts. Only the winner remains and that is Atletico.”

Real captain Sergio Ramos was more magnanimous in defeat.

“We have to congratulate our opponent, they deserved to win the title,” he told Spanish television. “We had four or five clear chances and if you don’t take them you regret it later.”

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