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Real Madrid boss Mourinho happy with ref despite Casillas red

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho had nothing but praise for the referee after victory over Espanyol. Goalkeeper and Real captain Iker Casillas was sent off in the second minute of the 1-0 win.

"I would still like to see Mateu Lahoz in every game. Maybe he made a mistake with the red card or the possible penalty," Mourinho said. "He's a great referee with a philosophy that I like very much, and has a great success rate in matches."

Mourinho also praised his side for the win, hailing their attitude despite the adverse circumstances they faced, holding special praise for Pepe and Emmanuel Adebayor.

"Pepe had a fantastic match, and Adebayor came close three times," said the Portuguese tactician. "Everybody has sacrificed and had a great match."

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