Real Madrid players fluff Mourinho lines after Copa stalemate

Real Madrid players have tested coach Jose Mourinho's patience with their failure to beat Copa del Rey opponents Murcia last night.

Madrid were held to a goalless draw at lowly Real Murcia in the Copa Del Rey as their free-scoring form from the weekend deserted them.

A Madrid team featuring Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos and Gonzalo Higuain and Angel Di Maria off the bench, failed to find a way past their opponents in the first leg of their fourth-round clash.

Murcia goalkeeper Dani Hernandez made a succession of saves to frustrate Jose Mourinho's men, who hammered Racing Santander 6-1 at the Bernabeu in the Primera Division on Saturday with Ronaldo scoring four times.