Cristiano Ronaldo's extra time goal decided the Copa Del Rey final as Real Madrid secured a 1-0 victory over Barcelona at Mestalla, Valencia.
Mourinho sent out his side with orders to defend as Madrid looked to soak pressure and hit Barca on the counter. It made for a hugely dour game, failing to reach the high expectations that follows an El Classico.
The first half ended goalless with Barca being closed down quickly by the Whites. The Catalans had a penalty appeal denied when Arbeloa appeared to stamp on David Villa in the box, but the ref missed the incident and Madrid were lucky not to go down to ten men.
The second half saw increased periods of pressure from Barcelona but Madrid held on and another dour half ended goalless.
It seemed as though the tie was headed to penalties but with two minutes to go for the end of extra time, Cristiano Ronaldo was just yards away to head in Marcelo's cross as Real made the crucial breakthrough. From then on, it was all Barca with Madrid hanging on for dear life.
In virtually the penultimate kick of the game, Angel Di Maria tripped Messi while already on a booking and Real were down to ten men. As far the Whites are concerned, it was a risk worth taking as Barca couldn't capitalize on the resulting free kick which was the last kick of the game.
The final whistle sounded and Madrid were a picture of elation. It is their first Copa del Rey title since 1993.