Atletico Madrid end 14-year jinx to win cup

Atletico Madrid's midfielder and captain Gabi holds the trophy. Picture: AFP/Getty

Atletico Madrid's midfielder and captain Gabi holds the trophy. Picture: AFP/Getty

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Atletico Madrid beat city rivals Real Madrid for the first time in 14 years last night to win the Copa del Rey at the Bernabeu.

In a dramatic match the underdogs won 2-1 after extra time. Cristiano Ronaldo, who was shown a straight red card near the end of the game, headed Real ahead in the 14th minute before Atletico forward Diego Costa levelled ten minutes before half-time.

Miranda nodded in a Koke cross in the ninth minute of extra-time to deny Real a 19th cup triumph and their frustration was compounded as coach Jose Mourinho was sent from the bench for protesting a decision in the second half of regular time.

The match descended into chaos near the end with Ronaldo sent off after clashing with Atletico captain Gabi, prompting a mass brawl on the sidelines. Gabi, pictured lifting the trophy, was also sent off in the dying seconds after a second yellow.

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