A Premier League manager was fired in West London Wednesday morning. His highly paid players were underperforming. His team hadn't won a league game this month. And hours before, he had uttered those famous last words of the... more »
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Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho spent his Saturday night fuming at the referee who denied his side a clear penalty and the incorrect linesman who cost him a goal. If either one of those calls had gone in his favor, then he almost certainly wouldn't have left Real Betis's stadium with a 1-0 defeat, Madrid's third of the young season.
And perhaps it would have made Sunday night a little easier on him, too.
Twenty-four hours later, Barcelona was parading around, knocking off milestones in yet another joyous rout, this one a 4-0 shellacking of sixth-place Levante.