Barca Deserved to Be Eliminated: Can Tito Vilanova Turn This Season Around?

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Barca Deserved to Be Eliminated: Can Tito Vilanova Turn This Season Around?
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"Disappointed" is not a strong enough word to describe how FC Barcelona fans feel after El Clásico.

"Gutted," "Heartbroken" or even "Disgusted" may be better terms to describe our emotions.

Cristiano Ronaldo took home a brace on the night as Real Madrid came into the Camp Nou and eliminated FC Barcelona from the Copa del Rey as Los Blancos won 3-1 on Tuesday night.

A great pass by Pedro set up Messi, whose shot just missed threatening Diego Lopez in the second minute.

A penalty was called on Gerard Pique in the 13th minute as he tripped Cristiano Ronaldo inside the box. Ronaldo stepped up and slid it past Jose Manuel Pinto for the 1-0 lead.

It was a clear penalty on Pique, by the way.

Messi had a great shot at equalizing later in the first half, but his free kick just missed.

In the second half, Diego Lopez had a great save on a Sergio Busquets shot in the 51st minute.

Ronaldo made it 2-0 in the 56th minute as an excellent counterattack by Madrid led to Angel Di Maria, whose dribbling made a fool out of Carles Puyol. He then found CR7, who put it past a diving Pinto for the 2-0 lead.

Raphael Varane headed in the third Madrid goal on the night to end Barcelona's chances in the 68th minute.

Jordi Alba made a late goal to prevent the shutout in the 89th minute.

FINAL: FC Barcelona 1 - 3 Real Madrid

One team was on point, the other was very predictable.

I have a lot to say about this elimination, so let's get started.

Initiate: "From The Mind of Xoel"

Vamos!

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