Mourinho’s negativity costs Real a trophy, and us the game of the week

Lionel Messi celebrates after opening the scoring against a lacklustre Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Barcelona’s dramatic 2-0 victory in the Estadio Bernabeu last night appeared to confirm what we thought all along: that the Catalan giants are simply unbeatable when they play to anywhere near their potential, and that all the forces of evil have once again conspired against long-time media darling and veteran complainer Jose Mourinho. Yet amidst all the controversy over the red card for Pepe, which just for the record was entirely unjust and should instead have been replaced by a booking for persistent fouling and a final warning, Mourinho’s tactics appear to have been slightly forgotten.

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