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Ronaldo leads Madrid past Barca to make Copa final

Barcelona, Feb 27: Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to lead Real Madrid to a 3-1 win at Barcelona on Tuesday and secure a spot in the Copa del Rey final.After the first leg ended 1-1, Madrid

India TV News Desk [ Updated: February 27, 2013 15:03 IST ]
ronaldo leads madrid past barca to make copa final
ronaldo leads madrid past barca to make copa final

Barcelona, Feb 27: Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to lead Real Madrid to a 3-1 win at Barcelona on Tuesday and secure a spot in the Copa del Rey final.




After the first leg ended 1-1, Madrid neutralized Barcelona's passing game and counterattacked to perfection at the Camp Nou to hand its archrival a second straight cup setback, following a 2-0 loss at AC Milan in the first leg of their Champions League matchup.

Ronaldo scored for a sixth straight visit to Camp Nou when he earned and converted a penalty in the 13th minute. Ronaldo hit again on the break in the 57th before Raphael Varane got his second goal of the series in the 68th.

Jordi Alba pulled a late goal back for Barcelona, but it was much too late to prevent Madrid from going through 4-2 on aggregate.

Barcelona visits Madrid on Saturday in the Spanish league, with a 12-point lead atop the standings.

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