Associated Press  |  Last updated February 26, 2013
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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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