Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: 10 Lessons José Mourinho Learned from the Supercopa

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Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: 10 Lessons José Mourinho Learned from the Supercopa
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Late Wednesday night at the Camp Nou, Spain's two powerhouses clashed in the second leg of the Spanish Supercopa. Real Madrid were dominant in the first leg's 2-2 draw, but Barcelona traveled home with an away goals advantage.

Although Los Blancos were well-organized and dangerous going forward, an 87th minute late-winner from Lionel Messi sealed Barcelona's Supercopa victory by an aggregate scoreline of 5-4.

A poor challenge from Madrid's Marcelo on returning Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fàbregas ignited a benches-clearing scuffle in extra-time. Marcelo, Mesut Özil and David Villa received red cards for their involvement.

Wednesday's brawl has dominated the headlines, but there was breathtaking football on display as well. Madrid manager José Mourinho will be happy with his team's performance, despite the defeat.

Over the two legs, the Portuguese tactician will have gained valuable knowledge about his players and tactics. Here are 10 lessons Mourinho learned from the Supercopa.

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