Fabio Coentrao’s mistake on Saturday is almost too good to be true.
Coentrao took his place on the Real Madrid bench for the match against Espanyol, and on most days, there would be nothing unusual with that. But on Saturday, he wasn’t in the match-day squad.
Goalkeeper Iker Casillas gives Coentrao a double take, but even after he explains the situation to the Portugal defender it just doesn’t seem to sink in that he is not supposed to be there. Even Jose Mourinho gets a good laugh out of his blunder, and let’s face it, smiles have been in short supply at Madrid lately.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s reaction says all you need to know about what he thinks about Coentrao — even he knows his close friend isn’t too bright sometimes.