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Mourinho's Madrid let their hair down

Published: Tuesday 22 November 2011, 23.52CET
"The players were fantastic, entertained people and had fun themselves," said José Mourinho after Real Madrid CF's 6-2 win against GNK Dinamo Zagreb, who at least had two goals to enjoy.

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Match statistics

Real MadridDinamo Zagreb

Goals scored6
 
2
Attempts on target12
 
3
Attempts off target5
 
1
Corners7
 
2
Offsides6
 
2
Fouls committed13
 
9
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)64
 
36

Standings

Last updated: 21/05/2012 17:36 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 22 November 2011, 23.52CET

Mourinho's Madrid let their hair down

"The players were fantastic, entertained people and had fun themselves," said José Mourinho after Real Madrid CF's 6-2 win against GNK Dinamo Zagreb, who at least had two goals to enjoy.

José Mourinho, Madrid coach
The players were fantastic, entertained people and had fun themselves. I don't understand the two goals we conceded in the final minutes. They may have been because of the fatigue of those who are not playing much or the pride of Dinamo Zagreb. Sometimes you have to concede goals and it is much better if you concede when you have scored six and not in knockout rounds. I'm sorry for Antonio Adán, who conceded two goals in a game where he has done nothing wrong.

It was a perfect night on which some players have been able to relax and others enjoy themselves
José Mourinho
It was a magnificent performance by Real Madrid who are a class above everyone else in this group
Krunoslav Jurčić

It was a perfect night on which some players have been able to relax and others enjoy themselves. To come here having already qualified meant we were able to give minutes to people who deserve it and have worked for it. Next we play Atlético Madrid and fortunately some of our players have been able to rest.

Krunoslav Jurčić, Dinamo coach
Someone asked me before the game if we will be overwhelmed by playing at Santiago Bernabéu. I really didn't expect that we would be overwhelmed like this. After only nine minutes we were 3-0 down. The only good thing for me is the second half but it seemed that Real Madrid slowed down in the second half. We need to learn more, it is a great honour to play in the UEFA Champions League group stage.

Our tactics were to be aggressive and to attack them but they were too fast for us. It was a magnificent performance by Real Madrid who are a class above everyone else in this group. I do not want to understate the two goals we scored against them. We have to take satisfaction from those moments, they are important for us. Against Lyon it will be difficult but we will try to perform at the right level and end the Champions League in a nice way.

Last updated: 27/11/12 13.22CET

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