Video: Fabio Coentrao takes his place on the Real Madrid bench (but hasn’t been named as a sub)
There was hilarity on the Real Madrid bench at the weekend when left-back Fabio Coentrao – kitted out in his sub’s gear – took his seat.
Everyone on the bench apart from Coentrao seemed to know that he hadn’t been named as a sub. Those who were legitimately warming the bench, including Iker Casillas and Karim Benzema were reduced to giggles by the Portugal international’s error.
Coentrao sought out assistant manager Aitor Karanka to confirm that he wasn’t in the squad before donning some trackie bottoms and sheepishly taking his place in the stands.
Jose Mourinho was also entertained by Coentrao’s error, while Cristiano Ronaldo signalled that he thought his team-mate was a bit crazy.