In other news, earlier in the day FC Barcelona advanced despite long odds against a heavily-favored Almeria squad. The Catalans batled through an exceedingly tough semifinal stage, and barely managed to contain the overpowering Almeria attack, which mustered 0 goals during the stage. In contrast, Barca's group of scrappy underdogs pulled off a shocking 0-3 victory (8-0 on aggregate), while simultaneously enamoring the entire world with their brand of blue-collar, nuts-and-bolts, meat-and-potatos-style football.
Actually, a heavily favored Barcelona team steamrolled the scrappy (read: terrible) Almeria squad. Shocking.
We'll meet the Catalans in the final in April (the second of possible three matches between our two teams), and we'll probably be underdogs. But that's OK--Mourinho is itching for revenge, as are all madridistas whose blood run white and purple.
Fun Fact: Real Madrid haven't been in the final in 7 years, and haven't played Barcelona in the final in 21 years.
Less Fun Fact: Madrid's loss in the final 7 years ago was the harbringer of the downfall of the galactico era, the famous "centenarizo" loss to Deportivo.