Real Madrid president Florentino Perez was forced to intervene as coach Jose Mourinho clashed with Cristiano Ronaldo last night, it has been revealed.Sportyou says Ronaldo confronted Mourinho after the Copa win over Valencia angry over the coach's constant berating of him.

The former Manchester United star felt Mourinho had crossed the line during the game, but Mourinho was having none of it and continued to criticise the Portuguese for coughing up possession too easily.

The row threatened to spill over until the intervention of teammates and Perez, who could hear the exchange from outside the home dressing room.