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Barcelona, Real Madrid tie 1-1 in Copa semifinal

Updated: January 30, 2013, 9:06 PM ET
Associated Press

MADRID -- Raphael Varane scored in the 81st minute, giving Real Madrid a 1-1 tie against Barcelona on Wednesday night in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal.

With Barcelona enjoying the majority of the possession, Cesc Fabregas put the defending champions ahead in the 50th minute off a pass from Lionel Messi, who intercepted a clearance. Messi's streak of scoring in 16 straight starts ended.

Varane's goal was his first since Dec. 20, 2011.

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