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Madrid ambushes Barcelona to lift Supercopa

On the last occasion that Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova took his eye off Real Madrid boss José Mourinho, he almost lost it. Vilanova was assistant to Pep Guardiola for the second leg of the 2011 Spanish Supercopa when Mourinho inexplicably yanked at the former man’s face during a fracas. In …

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Mourinho stokes fires ahead of El Clásico

It is a new La Liga season but prepare for the same old José Mourinho. As Real Madrid tries to recover from last Thursday’s 3-2 first leg Spanish Supercopa deficit, the highly successful but equally controversial Portuguese coach returned to one of his old classics by accusing rival Barcelona of …

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Madrid prepares for Barcelona examination

“Are you a football fan?” I asked the taxi-driver, who collected me at the Barajas Madrid Airport. “Yes,” he said. “Real Madrid.” His eyes searched mine through the rear view mirror for a few seconds. It resembled the look of a man who had just shown off his girlfriend and …

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