Copa del Rey news

Mourinho: Equaliser the killer blow

January 19, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho admitted conceding an equaliser from a corner "deflated" his side as they went on to lose 2-1 to Barcelona in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final at the Bernabeu.

• Real Madrid 1-2 Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo had given the hosts an 11th-minute lead, but Barcelona levelled when Carles Puyol was left unmarked to head in Xavi's corner before Eric Abidal struck the winner 13 minutes from time.

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