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Ronaldo leads Madrid past Barca to make Copa final

Updated: February 26, 2013, 7:22 PM ET
Associated Press

BARCELONA, Spain -- Cristiano Ronaldo got the better of Lionel Messi on Tuesday, scoring twice to lead Real Madrid to a 3-1 win at Barcelona and a spot in the Copa del Rey final.

After salvaging a 1-1 draw in the first leg, Madrid neutralized Barcelona's passing game and counterattacked to perfection at the Camp Nou to hand its archrival its first home loss in any competition since last April.

"We played a great game," Ronaldo said. "We faced the game with a serious attitude, played ...

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