Celta send frustrated Real back to Madrid with it all to do in the 2nd leg

Celta 2 – Real Madrid 1 (Copa del Rey, December 12, 2012) (Longer highlights.) Cristiano Ronaldo was booked in the first half for a late tackle, and reacted by laughing at the ref. Hugo Mallo Owned Ozil & Arbeloa with a slick 180 turn. Mario Bermejo stole in at the back post to give Celta the lead. Pepe somehow escaped a booking for a deliberate back heeled kick into a Celta player’s cojones. Cristiano Ronaldo was very lucky to escape a second booking for a tackled from behind. Cristian Bustos doubled Celta’s lead with a Golazo from 30 yards that flew past Adan into the top corner. Cristiano Ronaldo pulled one back for Real on 86′, with a super assist from Xabi Alonso.

Jose Mourinho was magnanimous in defeat and had strong words of congratulations for his opposite number Paco Herrera.

Individual Highlights: Cristiano Ronaldo v Celta Vigo.