Extremely generous score for Madrid who are completely flattered by the result. As expected, the referee gifted them with many decisions, principally their second goal right on half time, where Sergio Ramos is either offside or fouling keeper Dani Hernandez, this goal is so illegal it's ridiculous, but the officials didn't see it. Their 4th, a penalty, was soft to say the least, Di Maria diving in the box. The 5th was another joke, Urzaiz controlling on his chest, the ref giving a foul or handball or whatever, then flukey Xabi Alonso's free kick deflecting into the net. It was good to see Iñaki Alonso giving our squad players a run out....and Real Murcia were a match for Madrid during long periods of the game, and it was a pleasure to see us playing the ball out of defence, and not once lumping the ball forward or resorting to fouling. Indeed it could have been very different if we had been able to find the killer ball into the forwards...we were close on many occasions.
After the luxury of our New Condomina stadium, the Bernabeu is unconfortable to say the least. Yes it is big, but you are squashed in like sardines, and there is zero space between rows, making any moving around difficult. From our position we had to see half of the pitch with and obstructed view, due to large dense netting used to stop incoming/outgoing objects from the away fans area.
Arbeloa - Sergio Ramos - Raúl Albiol - Marcelo
Mahamadou Diarra - Granero - Pedro León (Di María 70) - Canales (Xabi Alonso 46)
Higuaín (Cristiano Ronaldo 46) - Benzema
Mario Marín - Iván Amaya - Gotor - Góngora
Isaac - Urzaiz - Pedro - Abraham (Chando 58)
Miguel Albiol (Cámara 64) - Rosquete (Cañadas 68)
1-0 Granero 3'
2-0 Higuaín 44'
3-0 Cristiano Ronaldo 75'
3-1 Pedro pen. 81'
4-1 Benzema pen. 84'
5-1 Xabi Alonso 89'
Referee : Paradas Romero. Very Poor. Tried to disguise his home favor by a few very deserved bookings and by sending Mourinho to the stands. But big decisions all went one way, cost Real Murcia 3 of Madrid's 5 goals.