Mourinho sees red as Real Madrid thump Murcia in Copa

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho saw red as his team thumped Copa opponents Murcia 5-1 last night.

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho saw red as his team thumped Copa opponents Murcia 5-1 last night.

After being held 0-0 in the away leg there was always the danger Madrid could suffer yet another embarrassing exit at the last-32 stage, having been knocked out in this round by other third-tier outfits Alcorcon and Real Union in the last two years.

However, even the 38th-minute dismissal of Mourinho for protesting to referee Jose Luis Paradas Romero could not stop in-form Madrid, who cruised to victory thanks to goals from Esteban Granero, Gonzalo Higuain, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema (penalty) and Xabi Alonso.

Madrid had Alvaro Arbeloa sent off in the 80th minute and conceded a penalty to Pedro soon after, but otherwise home goalkeeper Iker Casillas had little to worry about.

 
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