2013 has barely begun but Real Madrid have already racked up a considerable amount of red cards.
'Los Blancos' have had five players dismissed in just six of their first games of the year. The last two players to have been given their marching orders, Fabio Coentrao and Ángel di María during the Copa del Rey quarter final second leg on Wednesday, will both miss the first leg of Madrid's semi-final tie with either Barcelona or Málaga, while Kaká, Sergio Ramos and Antonio Adán have all already served bans.
In total Madrid have been a man for 150 minutes in January due to the five red cards, the equivalent of more than a game and a half playing with ten men.
Here are Madrid's five red cards in January
Real Madrid 4-3 Real Sociedad: Adán Barely six minutes into the game, Carlos Vela ran into the box ready to shoot but was felled by the Madrid goalkeeper, who was given a straight red card. Iker Casillas replaced Adán and Madrid had to play 85 minutes with a man less than the Basques, but won the match thanks to two second half goals by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Real Madrid 4-0 Celta: Ramos The centre-half was given his second yellow card on 77 minutes for a foul on Augusto Fernández, and on his way off the pitch called the referee and his linesman "a disgrace". The score was 2-0 at the time and Madrid added two more goals to qualify for the quarter finals.
Osasuna 0-0 Real Madrid: Kaká The Brazilian came on as a second half substitute and had only been on the pitch for a few minutes before he got his first yellow card of the night, and then 18 minutes later kicked the ball away after a free-kick was given to Osasuna, and was sent off, leaving Madrid 14 minutes with ten men, but the score stayed goalless.
Valencia 1-1 Real Madrid: Coentrao and Di María. The left-back was the first to head for an early shower, receiving a yellow card for fouling Viera and then another after a deliberate handball on 50 minutes. Madrid conceded a goal just a minute later but the score stayed the same after that until the end of the game, despite Mourinho's side losing another player, Dí Maria, for a second bookable offence with three minutes remaining.