Press lambast Jose Mourinho after cup final loss

There was plenty of criticism laid at Mourinho's door, not just for defeat on Friday night, but for his three-year spell in charge which has delivered just the league title last season and the 2011 Copa del Rey in terms of major trophies.

updated: May 18, 2013 18:33 IST
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Madrid: The day after Atletico Madrid ended 14 years of hurt to finally beat Real Madrid 2-1 and lift the Copa del Rey at the Santiago Bernabeu, the Spanish press was left to reflect on a disappointing season for Los Merengues and almost certainly the final chapter in Jose Mourinho's time in charge of Real.

Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo, who had headed Real into an early lead, were both sent off as they reflected their side's frustration on a night in which they were left to rue a number of missed chances as goals from Diego Costa and Miranda eight minutes into extra time handed Atleti an unlikely victory.

"Atleti already have their tenth," was the headline in Madrid sports daily AS, as Atleti sealed their 10th Copa del Rey, whilst Real's wait for a 10th European Cup continues.

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