Casillas axed by Real for first time in 10 years

Real Madrid goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas, pictured on December 1, 2012, was dropped from the starting line-up for the first time in 10 years on Saturday as coach Jose Mourinho lost patience with the Spanish World Cup winner

Real Madrid goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas was dropped from the starting line-up for the first time in 10 years on Saturday as coach Jose Mourinho lost patience with the Spanish World Cup winner.

Mourinho called in 25-year-old Antonio Adan to take the place of the benched Casillas for the trip to Malaga.

Adan played for Real in the Champions League 4-1 win over Ajax Amsterdam on December 4.

Casillas had not been dropped from the starting line-up since 2002 when he was overlooked for a game at Deportivo La Coruna.