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Jose Mourinho blasts “small team” Barcelona after Super Cup defeat

Jose Mourinho: 'Barcelona are a small team'
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Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho criticises Barcelona after a fiery ending to the Super Cup final.

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has hit out at bitter rivals Barcelona after losing the Super Cup final to the European champions.

The former Chelsea boss came under criticism after appearing to poke Barca assistant Tito Vilanova in the eye during an injury-time brawl between players and staff from both sides.

Catalan defender Gerard Pique accused the Portuguese coach of destroying football after his antics in Real’s defeat at the Nou Camp.

"Real Madrid gave a spectacular performance from the first to the last minute,” Mourinho said.

"We came here to play. What I'm about to say is not a criticism, I'm just stating a fact - there were no ball-boys in the second half, which is something typical of small teams when experiencing difficulties.

"I'm not going to say we're happy because we didn't win the Spanish Super Cup, that would be hypocritical of me. But we intended to play like men and not fall on the ground at the slightest touch," he added.

The 48-year-old, who already has a Champions League touchline ban to serve, could face further action after his display in the Super Cup final.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Sevilla85121881016
2Barcelona84311991015
3Atletico MadridAtletico843194515
4AlavesAlaves8422118314
5Real Madrid8422127514
6Espanyol8422117414
7Real Valladolid833276112
8Real Betis833256-112
9Real Sociedad83231211111
10Celta Vigo82421312110
11Levante83141214-210
12EibarEibar8314912-310
13Getafe823367-19
14Valencia816167-19
15GironaGirona82331013-39
16Villarreal822467-18
17Athletic Bilbao7142913-47
18Leganes8215712-57
19Rayo Vallecano7124715-85
20Huesca8125718-115

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