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Fabio Coentrão Sits On Real Madrid Bench Despite Squad Omission (VIDEO)

14/05/2013 11:50 BST | Updated 14/05/2013 11:58 BST

Fabio Coentrão left his Real Madrid teammates and coach José Mourinho in fits of laughter after he took his place on the substitutes' bench at the weekend, despite not being named in the matchday squad.

Coentrão was rested for the Saturday fixture away at Espanyol ahead of Friday's Copa del Rey final with Atlético Madrid, but assumed he had been included in the 18-man squad.

Alas, much to his colleagues' surprise, he sat on the bench in his full kit rather than in the stands.

"Are you crazy?" Iker Casillas could be seen asking him, while Karim Benzema could not stop laughing.

Coentrão eventually checked whether he had been omitted with coach Paco Herrera, who confirmed his embarrassment.

Just as Coentrão departed Mourinho arrived and could not suppress his laughter at his fellow Portuguese's error.