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Varane out of Copa del Rey final

May 13, 2013
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho faces defensive problems after Raphael Varane was ruled out of Friday's Copa del Rey final against Atletico Madrid with a serious knee injury.

Varane suffered the problem in what had seemed an innocuous-looking challenge with Wakaso Mubarak during the early stages of Saturday's 1-1 Primera Division draw at Espanyol, and had to be substituted.

While Madrid did not immediately confirm the extent of the injury, Varane tweeted on Sunday that he would ...

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