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Mourinho's Real fails yet again vs. Barca

Updated: December 11, 2011, 1:56 PM ET
By Rob Train

If the scene was set for a first Real Madrid league triumph over Barcelona under the tutelage of Josť Mourinho before a ball was kicked in the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday night, Karim Benzema's opportunistic strike after less than a minute's play appeared to have laid the groundwork for a Catalan tragedy.

But so fair and foul a day Mourinho could scarcely have envisaged. Eschewing the game plan preannounced by his right-hand man, Aitor Karanka, in Friday's news conference ...

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